Limited edition version of this iconic seat Airbag @ Spazio Maiocchi, Milano
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Airbag (1996) is a collaboration between the Snowcrash team and the architect Pasi Kolhonen. Utilising durable materials meant for sports equipment manufacturing, Airbag was an unconventional and versatile design object free for use both indoors and outdoors as a chair or mattress. For a special event at Spazio Maiocchi, we have created a limited edition version of this iconic seat.
Snowcrash started as an exhibition made by a group of young Finnish designers Teppo Asikainen, Timo Salli, Ilkka Terho and Ilkka Suppanen in 1997. They broke with the conventional image of Scandinavian design by using lightweight materials such as nylon fabric and integrating their furniture with high-tech features. Their exhibition during Salone del Mobile in Milan 1997 made international headlines and Snowcrash was unanimously hailed as the re-inventors of Scandinavian design. Unburdened by heritage, Snowcrash thrived in this environmentand invented concepts for furniture which contributed to a new typology in office interiors.
While Snowcrash gradually turned into a folk tale within the international design community, Milan Design Week 2023 marks a return to the original ethos, exploring how the concepts and questions posed by Snowcrash around the millennium remain relevant in today’s design world.
Via Achille Maiocchi 3/5/7/10 20129 Milan
Public Opening 18.00–22.00 April 17
17–23 April Daily 10.00–19.00