May 23, 2024

DWELL: The Best of Milan’s Surreal Exhibition of New Designers

Alcova, the massive show dedicated to emerging design talent, is always something of a scavenger hunt. Founder/curators Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima always stage the six-year-old exhibition, which made its stateside debut in Miami last year, in unusual and impressive locations, filling them with objects by dozens of emerging designers. It’s a lot of new work to take in, but your reward is finding a few gems by designers you didn’t know.

In recent years, Alcova has anchored the work by emerging designers with installations by established studios, including this monolithic piece by New Yorkers Colin King and Calico Wallpaper.