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18th-23rd April 2023
Via Solferino ang via Castelfidardo 2 - 20121 Milano

The Collaboration

Two forward-thinking creatives highlighting a future-oriented approach to design, Kirkby Design in collaboration with artist and friend Greem Jeong, have transformed a Milanese exhibition space into an experiential installation called NOISE. An immersive experience, NOISE draws attention to consumption and waste expressed through graphic and sculptural forms. Both the SCRIBBLE wallpaper and NOISE sculpture have been consciously designed using sustainable materials.

The space is an invitation to become part of the installation, to journey through and interact with the sculpture, taking a moment to pause and re-evaluate.

“I believe it is important that we try to be conscious of our environmental impact and use our talents to showcase and highlight positive change and new ways of working. I hope this installation really inspires people to talk about the subject.” Greem Jeong

NOISE for Milan Design Week 2023 will be on display from Tuesday 18th April until Sunday 23rd April before being repurposed and displayed within the UK during 2023.

The Film

The Wallcovering

Providing a contemporary backdrop to the installation, SCRIBBLE is an abstract wallcovering from our new collection. SCRIBBLE is printed on a blended ground of plant based FSC (The Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood pulp and corn fibre. Corn fibre is a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice, as corn is a renewable resource that can be grown and harvested with limited impact on the environment. Additionally, the manufacturing process produces 30% less greenhouse gas than traditional wallpaper materials, such as vinyls and papers containing polyester.

SCRIBBLE wallcovering is a juxtaposition of texture; as velvety, flocked scribbles cover a wood pulp and plant-fibre blended ground. Representing a musical beat, each scribble was originally hand-drawn whilst listening to music, reacting to each note in a different way to form an avant-garde, all-over design.

View Scribble Wallcovering

The Sculpture

Having experimented with 3D printing for some time and frustrated at the volume of waste associated with it, Greem Jeong, translated the energetic pattern of the SCRIBBLE design into a life-sized sculpture to create an experiential 360 installation.

Made from 98% repurposed waste plastic from the 3D printing process and 2% natural binding agents, the dynamic sculpture consists of several tube-shaped modules and connecting pieces.

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Noise AR Filter

Bring the NOISE sculpture into your world with our virtually interactive AR Instagram Filter. The filter will place the sculpture within your vicinity, enabling you to move it around, positioning it in different places, making it larger or smaller.

Follow the link to activate the NOISE AR Instagram Filter.

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The Environment

As part of our commitment to protecting the environment, we will work with our charity partner Trees for Life to plant 100 trees to offset our carbon footprint for Milan Design week. For more information and to find out how you can donate to the Kirkby Design grove visit treesforlife.org.uk.

Our Work with Trees for Life
17th-23rd April 2023
Via Senato 22 - 20121 Milano

As part of Milan Design Week, we have partnered with renowned design agency Studiopepe in transforming the minimalist courtyard of the contemporary Senato Hotel.

As part of Studiopepe’s symbolic installation, we have created a bespoke fabric that will appear weightless above a calming pool of water, while surrounding modern marble furniture.

Inspired by the iridescent colours of an oil slick, the studio recreated this rainbow effect as striking, double width, recycled sheers. Featuring a blurry haze of colours, shades of lemon, blue, green and pink overlap to form a dynamic pattern. As the sheers float above the water, the design will reflect, creating a kaleidoscope of colours that will appear to shift and change as the viewer moves around the installation.

With sustainability at the heart of Kirkby Design’s brand ethos, the sheers are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

About Studio Pepe

Studiopepe is a design agency founded in Milan in 2006, by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. The language they use for their designs is stratified and eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design.