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published on 26.04.2023

Milan Design Week 2023

The 2023 Milan Design Week, an extraordinary edition with hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, has ended. New launches, announcements and trends, a great focus on lighting, and enthusiasm from all the brands made the return of the usual schedule in April a success.

More than a hundred Belgian companies and designers were represented. The Belgium is Design team went to dozens of places to witness their presence on social networks. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit them, on Instagram there is a nice overview of the variety and quality of their presentations.

Belgium is Design was present with a collective stand of 13 studios at SaloneSatellite. For most of them it was their first international experience and it ended with a very positive feedback. The duo Ahokpe+Chatelin even won a Satellite Award for their hanging bed Ku do azò, designed and handwoven in Benin for our European interiors. Its whole shape is the result of the assembly of narrow weaving strips that come out of the Beninese loom. The weft of the fabric is made with yarn unknitted from sweaters that end up on African markets. Read more on this project

Estelle Chatelin and Georges Ahokpe, the duo behind Ahokpe+Chatelin studio won the 3rd Prize of the SaloneSatellite Awards for their hanging bed, Ku do azò, designed and handwoven in Benin for our European interiors.