Milan Design Week 2022
We transport you to Milan, where we presented our new products in an exciting exhibition space during this year’s Design Week from 7 to 12 June 2022.
After a two-year break, a great longing has been fulfilled for both us and many of our visitors: meeting people, getting to know new things, being inspired and having a good time together. This year we have consciously chosen a location in the middle of the city, in the Brera Design District.
There we showed new products and materials, you can find an overview of all the news here.
Welcome to the Rimessa dei Fiori
Dolce Vita is back
Fresh, airy, light
In addition to our new furniture and materials, the space was filled with artfully arranged floral displays by Milan-based landscape architect and florist Irene Cuzzaniti.
Art & Craftsmanship
Craftsmanship is the refinement of design - this Bauhaus principle still characterizes Walter K. today: innovation, the finest materials and outstanding craftsmanship determine our understanding of quality.
We share this unconditional appreciation of craftsmanship with the American artist Janet Echelman, one of whose impressive works of art we had the pleasure of exhibiting in our location. She too puts craftsmanship at the heart of her work, using both ancient craft techniques and modern digital software to create her unique sculptures.
The relationship between art and space
Janet Echelman's speciality: sculptures on the scale of buildings that have hovered over Munich's Odeonsplatz or West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. The artwork shown is a 1/10 scale model of her work "She Changes", which Echelman originally used for herself to test new forms and materials.
With us, she exhibited in an interior context for the first time ever. Directly beneath the poetic sculpture, visitors were able to discover the redesign of our Tama Living Sofa - with new geometries and the luxurious Double Récamiere.
Focus on sustainability
How can we make trade fairs more sustainable in line with our values?
Our concept is based on the principles of sustainable design. First rule: as little material as possible. The space was left as it was - without adding walls or floors. After all, the principle that applies to us as well as to our partners is that everything we do must also provide value tomorrow.