DIBA looks back at a wonderful and unique event held on 20 April last during the Design Week in Milan.

The evening started with a tour through the Fuorisalone (the design exhibited in the center of Milan outside of the Salone del Mobile fair- www.fuorisalone.it) guided by fashion designer Barbara Borra, who also showed us palaces that are normally closed for the public, such as Palazzo Visconti.

Subsequently, Angela Mannaerts and Godelieve Cooymans interviewed nicole uniquole, at Masterly – The Dutch in Milano, the Dutch pavilion in the Fuorisalone located this year in Palazzo dei Giureconsulti (www.masterly.nu). Nicole told us about her career and that the idea to create Masterly came about when she had to visit several corners of Milan in order to see the Dutch design (see also www.uniquole.nl). With Masterly Nicole brings over 80 designers together in one historic building. In fact, Nicole enjoys combining modern design with old objects. Nicole then guided the DIBA members through the Masterly exhibition highlighting some designs, such as the lamps made from fisher nets by Signify (Philips) in collaboration with the textile designer Aleksandra Gaca and the flower wall designs of Joris Kuipers.

The interview and tour with Nicole Uniquole were registered so that the members who could not be physically present could follow the event online. Several DIBA members met at the office of Mannaerts Moreschini & Associati in Rome to follow the event together.

The evening ended with a delicious apericena at the terraces of Palazzo dei Giureconsulti.

DIBA is grateful to Nicole Uniquole for her availability and insights and for rendering the first hybrid DIBA event from Milan an unforgettable event.

We take this opportunity to inform you that:

an interview with member Desiree Rasenberg about the benefit of having a Royal House, was broadcasted on Dutch TV this evening by the programme EenVandaag on the occasion of Kings Day;
member Jules Vissers, after having exhibited at the Fuorisalone, still had energy left for another exhibition in Florence, which is called EXHIBITION: UP TO THE CRAFT – CREATIVE PATHS and locate Sala delle Volta – Padiglione Monumentale – Fortezza da Basso – Firenze
and will last until 1 May 2023; and
member Donato Nitti, PhD, lawyer and Dutch consul in Florence, shows some of his works from 28 April until 8 May in Galleria Area Contesa in Via Margutta 90 in Ro

The event is finished.


Apr 20 2023


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