Designers Emma Elizabeth and Tom Fereday have curated Local Milan, a showcase of Australian design at Milan Design Week.

Designers Emma Elizabeth and Tom Fereday have curated Local Milan, a showcase of Australian design at Milan Design Week.

Go all the way to Milan to see local Australian design? Why wouldn't you! 

Here's our list of six events and exhibitions at Milan Design Week 2016 - 12-17 April - where some of the best designers will be on show.

1. Local Milan, 5 Vie Design District

Local Milan features the work of 12 Australian designers.

Local Milan features the work of 12 Australian designers.

Curated by Emma Elizabeth and Tom Fereday of the design initiative Local Design, this exhibit of 12 independent Australian designers shines a light on what Australian design is all about. Presented in a former church, Local Milan will present work within an installation formed of 5000 black bricks.

Find out more the Local Milan exhibition here.

2. Tomek Archer at Wallpaper* Handmade 2016

A photo from the WALLPAPER* HANDMADE 2014 exhibition.

A photo from the WALLPAPER* HANDMADE 2014 exhibition.

The Wallpaper* Handmade project continues to be the subject of intense focus within the design world.

It has a track record for producing beautiful work. Every year, the magazine commissions a selection of designers, makers and manufacturers to create one-off items of furniture, fittings, fashions, food and more.

This year Sydney architect and product designer Tomek Archer has joined the Wallpaper* Handmade line-up.

It's always very hush hush pre-kick off so we are in the dark at the moment as to what exactly Tomek will be showing. We can't wait to find out

Find out more about the Wallpaper* Handmade 2016 exhibition here.

3. Trent Jansen at New Craft

The Briggs family tea service by trent jansen is showing at the 'new craft' exhibition.

The Briggs family tea service by trent jansen is showing at the 'new craft' exhibition.

Catch designer Trent Jansen - winner of the Space+Edra Design Residency 2010 - in this exhibition in a converted tram factory.

Held as part of the Triennale di Milano's program, New Craft explores technological innovation and excellence in manufacturing and features designers from around the world.

Find out more about New Craft here.

4. Ross Gardam at Ventura Lambrate

Ross Gardam is set to premiere his new Polar light in an exhibit within the Ventura Lambrate district.

All of Gardam's pieces are handmade in Melbourne by local craftspeople and manufacturers making this a nice moment for Victorian makers to showcase their talent. 

Ross Gardam's Polar desk lamp.

Ross Gardam's Polar desk lamp.

Find out more about Ross Gardam's exhibition here.

5. Melbourne Movement at SaloneSatellite, Milan Fairgrounds

The Ondalé shelf by Alexsandra Pontonio will be shown as part of Melbourne Movement's exhibit at SaloneSatellite.  

The Ondalé shelf by Alexsandra Pontonio will be shown as part of Melbourne Movement's exhibit at SaloneSatellite.

 

Melbourne Movement has been a consistent feature of Milan Design Week since 1999, exhibiting within the area for designers under 35, SaloneSatellite.

Founded by Kjell Grant, an accomplished designer and professor of design at RMIT University, the Melbourne Movement project invites selected young designers to present their work to the world.

This year's designers are Lou BurridgeAlexsandra Pontonio and Alexander Cummins and Remy Cerritelli, the duo behind Effoe Design Office.

Past participants in Melbourne Movement have gone on to work with leading international manufacturers, including Jim Hannon-Tan, Adam Cornish and Lisa Vincitorio who have all designed for Alessi.

Melbourne Movement is at Stand 31B at Salone Satellite, Hall 13 + 15, Milan Fairgrounds, Rho.

6. Alexander Lotersztain at Galleria Rossana Orlandi

Alexander Lotersztain's QTZ IVANKA Concrete Edition will premiere at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo via @rossana_orlandi.

Alexander Lotersztain's QTZ IVANKA Concrete Edition will premiere at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Photo via @rossana_orlandi.

Rossana Orlandi's gallery is one of the most prestigious - and eccentric - hubs for design not only in Milan, but internationally.

Brisbane-based Argentinian-born designer Alexander Lotersztain joined the prestigious list of designers represented by the gallery in 2015.

Head to the gallery to catch the world premiere of Lotersztain's QTZ IVANKA Concrete Edition.

Find out more about Spazio Rossana Orlandi here.

For a complete guide of what to see and do during Milan Design Week head to our dedicated Milan Design Guide 2016 website.

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