The eclectic vision of Nina Yashar narrated during Design Week

Inside the long-term headquarters on Via della Spiga, and at the Nilufar Depot on Viale Lancetti, the new installations created for Design Week in Milan offer discovery of the unique pieces of a design gallery renowned for its collectibles

No introduction is needed for Nilufar Gallery, since it is a genuine reference point in the world of international collecting, thanks to a constant pursuit of beauty, narrated through great masters and new talents, one-offs, iconic furnishings, innovative experimentations. A design gallery created thanks to the passion of Nina Yashar, opened in 1979 in the center of Milan, in the fashion quad, and then enlarged in the evocative spaces of Nilufar Depot.

Ornate by Bethan Laura Wood - Photo © Angus Mills
Ornate by Bethan Laura Wood – Photo © Angus Mills

An exclusive address for the world of creativity. For this anomalous Design Week in September, Nilufar pays homage to Milan with new installations and tributes to designers like Lina Bo Bardi and Nanda Vigo, accompanied by the creative novelties of emerging talents. At the original location (Via della Spiga 32) Nina Yashar celebrates 10 years of collaboration with Bethan Laura Wood, staging “Ornate,” where some of the pieces made as exclusives for the gallery are on view along with a new collection of lights, cabinets and mirrors, ensembles of varying cultural influences.

Some Vibrant Things by Audrey Large - Photo © Pim Top
Some Vibrant Things by Audrey Large – Photo © Pim Top

Some Vibrant Things” by Audrey Large, curated by Studio Vedét, has been set up inside the showcase Nilufar25 mq, while the Senato display space hosts a painstaking selection of historic and contemporary pieces, immersed in a site-specific installation designed by Federica Perazzoli. Finally, on the first floor, Chez Nina welcomes two projects by Filippo Carandini (in his first collaboration with Nilufar) and the new Arcoiris collection by Analogia Project.

Matacubi by Pietro Consagra - Photo © Mattia Iotti
Matacubi by Pietro Consagra – Photo © Mattia Iotti

Contemporary art and design establish a novel dialogue at Nilufar Depot (Viale Lancetti 34): the innovative vision of Pietro Consagra – a leading exponent of Italian contemporary sculpture, born in Mazara del Vallo in 1920 – is narrated in “Matacubi” curated by Nina Yashar and Luca Massimo Barbero, in collaboration with Archivio Pietro Consagra, immersed in an installation imagined by Ruggero Moncada di Paternò.

Bold Chair by Andrés Reisinger
Bold Chair by Andrés Reisinger

Organized inside the Palcoscenico of the Depot, “Odyssey” – the first Italian solo show by Andrés Reisinger – narrates the unexpected connection between the digital world and the real world, through the ground-breaking combination of furnishings and NFT. Two outstanding women in the history of design will also be honored at Nilufar Depot: a selection of furnishings by the brilliant Lina Bo Bardi – a tribute to the special Leone d’Oro assigned at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale – and Nanda Vigo, with her last lamps project, “Sun-Ra,” with fascinating lights created shortly before her death with JCP Universe. A high-end pathway of rare magnificence.

Arcoiris collection by Analogia Project - Photo © Daniele Iodice
Arcoiris collection by Analogia Project – Photo © Daniele Iodice

“I truly cherish this iteration of Design Week in 2021: it marks a new beginning, a way to meet after a long time apart, to talk about sector trends, discoveries, new modes of collaboration. These months have allowed us to think about our work, to delve deeper into projects, to conduct research together with designers.” – Nina Yashar

Milano Design Week
5-11 September 2021
10 am-7.30 pm