One of the endemic issues with haute design is that the pieces, while undeniably elegant in and of themselves, lack any sense of context — Carl Hansen & Son, a Danish homeware brand, has put forth an attempt to traverse that oversight with its installation from Milan design week. 'Milan Home,' as the installation is known, features a fully built mock apartment that showcases Carl Hansen & Son design work, putting decor into an appropriate setting and thus proving their worth for actual people (rather than for barren photography sets.)
In a way, Milan Home is reminiscent of other complete works of art and design. The Wagnerian concept puts designs into a more functional setting while also showing off the Danish brand's ideal apartment space. Lush with gentle puce, lavender, and burgundy, the apartment combines warmth with the clean chill typical of Scandinavian design.
Carl Hansen & Son Built a Faux Apartment to Explore Functional Design
1. Functional Design - Exploring the integration of elegant design pieces into functional settings.
2. Contextual Design - Creating design installations that showcase products in relevant and relatable settings.
3. Scandinavian Design - Highlighting the combination of warmth and clean aesthetics in Danish homeware design.
1. Furniture and Home Decor - Capitalizing on the demand for functional and contextually designed furniture and home decor pieces.
2. Interior Design - Embracing the trend of creating installations that provide inspiration to interior designers for integrating products into real-life spaces.
3. Experiential Marketing - Leveraging immersive installations to help consumers envision how products can enhance their living spaces.