This year’s Mini Living proposal, for the Milan design week, will be designed by the architectural and design studio Studiomama. The project, which can be visited between April 17th and 22th, and it has the name of ‘Mini Living – built by all’, with which its authors highlight the commitment to citizen engagement as a design method.
At the time of projecting the installation, both the company and the architects wanted to give place to the residents of the Tortona neighborhood, where the project will be located: a set of four housing units. These small houses, with dimensions between 15 and 20 m2, make up a small residential complex. They will be grouped, also, around a small public space, where the designers have located a kitchen, a garden and an area to make life in common and a gym.
Inside, each unit has flexible and diverse spaces, as well as furniture materials and colors. In this way, the installation of the ‘Mini Living – built by all’, by Studiomama for the Milan Design Week, is conceived as a small residential building, a miniature neighborhood. And as in each house, each interior of the four pieces is designed in a unique way.
From Mini Living they bet to make users real design participants, being able to contribute their creations or change interior dispositions, in order to make them feel identified with the recreated spaces.
In this way, in addition to the installation ‘Mini Living – built by all’, by Studiomama for the Milan Design Week, Mini Living is going to have an adjoining room as an ideas laboratory, where both the residents of the Tortona area and the rest of the visitors can play to redesign the spaces of the pavilion with small models.