Milan Design Week 2019 Is Going To Have A Tribute To Leonardo Da Vinci – This tribute happens in the same year that signifies the 500th Anniversary of his Death. It’s a daring but important concept that will likely put the 58th edition of the biggest design event in Europe on the map for the ages.
We are just a few weeks away from the popular and prestigious Milan Design Week 2019 and to one of the top design events of the year, Salone del Mobile.Milano. The great master painter Leonardo da Vinci is recognized nowadays as one of the biggest artists in the world… This year is the 500 anniversary from his death, so the incredible design event and the beautiful city of Milan will pay tribute to his work with two outstanding and hugely evocative installations at Fiera Milano that will utterly provide to you the most memorable and cultural experience.
The organization of Salone del Mobile has chosen the relationship between Da Vinci, Milan and Water for the theme of one of the exhibitions! The first exhibition is therefore called “AQUA”, and celebrates the originality and visionary mind of Da Vinci’s studies and work and, of course, it’s connected to one of his greatest works in the region of Milan: The Naviglio Grande!
Milan was one of Da Vinci’s favorite City, only next to Florence. He made this city his home for many years and he helped shape the cultural, architectural and artistic vision of this incredible and historical town! Till this day, precious traces of Leonardo da Vinci – architect, engineer, inventor, scientist, artist – are still scattered around the city, and today you can still walk through some of the places that Da Vinci also visited 500 years ago.
He lived 18 Years in the City and, during this time, he painted some of his most recognized and accomplished works of art, namely the iconic painting of “Last Supper” and helped develop the Naviglio Grande that, till this day, remains as the top water canal of the Lombardia Region. Between amazing Historical Places and popular sites where you can find Da Vinci’s work, you’ll find everything you must visit in Milan in this Da Vinci’s Milanese Guide
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Nex to the iconic “Mona Lisa” painting, that’s currently on exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris, the “Last Supper” it’s one of the main paintings of Da Vinci’s legacy that is exhibited in Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Another relic of Leonardo Da Vinci that’s still in exhibition in Milan is the Atlantic Code, which is considered the corpus of Leonardo’s autograph manuscripts and is so called because of the size of its sheets, used at that time for the geographical atlases. This relic includes a series of sketches, preparatory drawings for paintings, mathematical calculations, philosophical meditations and even recipes. It’s a real journey through time and the ingenious mind of Leonardo da Vinci that’s currently in exhibition at the Ambrosiana Art Gallery.
The top luxury design brand didn’t want to stay apart from this incredible initiative. For example the luxury hardware brand, PullCast will showcase at Salone del Mobile a special and commemorative piece that’s inspired in one of Da Vinci’s top works!