The Good Home at Fuori Salone Milan

We’re setting up the second installment of The Good Home at Fuori Salone Milan with a wide range of projects and activities. Fuori Salone is the set of events distributed in different areas of Milan on days when the Salone Internazionale del Mobile which is staged in the halls of Rho Fiera. Every year, in April, Salone and Fuorisalone define the Fuorisalone Milan Design Week, the most important event in the world for design addicted.

What are we up to in Milan? For a detailed list of everything going on, hop on over to Visit Us > Fuori Salone 2016 where you can find all the workshop times in detail.

Below you’ll find an overview for easy skimming. As always keep an eye out for spontaneous updates on Twitter (@GoodHomeProject) and if you’re in Milan, swing by and say hello!


Peter Bihr (The Waving Cat)
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (designswarm)
Iohanna Nicenboim (Berlin University of the Arts)
Michelle Thorne (Mozilla Foundation)

Projects on display

Data Domestication. Data Domestication uses the metaphor of pets to explore environmental sensors in the domestic environment. For example, the Air-quality Birdcage takes inspiration on how canaries were used as measuring systems for air quality in the past.

Home Totem. The Home Totem physically represents the owner’s privacy and sharing preferences within their home. Think dietary requirements, energy consumption profiles, records of former home ownership and the like.

Internet Adhesives. Internet Adhesives explores how to append the internet to everyday objects. This project argues that people shouldn’t have to buy a new object in order to get it talking with the web. It also argues that being able to open and modify an object is an important part of owning it.

Privacy Dimmer. The privacy dimmer can be regulated so that privacy in the connected home is controlled across a spectrum instead of just on/off. It consists of a set of two objects: a dimmer installed in the room, and a keyfob.

Recipes. Turn everyday objects into ingredients that you can use in recipes to control interactions in your home. Each visitor explores the kinds of objects they would want to be connected in their home and designs the interactions that they want–on their terms.

Home Sweet. Home Sweet sketches how we bring our own data to a home’s data and what kind of data service that could create. A new inhabitant could learn the history of the building, pending issues, and any local information that they may want to be aware of as they join a new neighbourhood.

Trickle. Trickle looks at how we might use motion and moveable home structures to interact differently with water. It enables us to make explicit decisions to throw water away or reuse it through a simple filtration unit.

You can find photos for all project in our The Good Home album on Flickr.

Workshops & Activities

Wednesday 13th

17h-21h Launch party / Aperitivo

Thursday 14th

11h-17h Doors open

Friday 15th

11h-17h30 Doors open

11:30h-13h Workshop: Designing for hospitality, privacy and openness in connected homes with Michelle Thorne (Mozilla Foundation), Iohanna Nicenboim (UdK Berlin), Alessandro Squatrito (Casa Jasmina) and Peter Bihr (The Waving Cat)

Saturday 16th

11h-17h Doors open

11h-12h30 Workshop: Technology for designers with Know Cards by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino & Dries De Roeck of Studio Dott


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