DAMN° occupies one of the oldest churches in Milan as a new location during Salone del Mobile 2020

DAMN° occupies one of the oldest churches in Milan as a new location during Salone del Mobile 2020

Attention: event cancelled

DAMN° opens the doors of Basilica Di San Celso for the first time during Salone del Mobile 2020. The old and still unexplored church will be very much more than a backdrop for an exhibition that investigates how design still manages to make an emotional, tactile and honest connection in a world pushed and pulled by tech gains. 

As an international platform connecting the interchangeable worlds of contemporary culture, DAMN° is participating for the sixth time at the Milan Design Week. From 16 to 21 June, it is presenting a collection of objects and installations that reconnect us to the present. Under the title of Daily (un)Common Things, DAMN° has invited a selection of product designers, interior designers, architects, artists, curators, galleries and museums to take part, all reflecting the content of DAMN°. Using colour, shape and touch, these works of the daily (un)common are a way to capture our attention if only for a fleeting moment. 

The Basilica, simultaneously ornate and simple, is the perfect place to accommodate an exhibition and events in an exclusive setting. Situated in one of the most exclusive areas in the centre of Milan, the church was built in the 10th century.

While the interior is characterised by shades of terracotta and houses numerous works by Milanese Renaissance and Baroque artists, the Garden will be the ideal setting to meet, recharge, and share a few thoughts over a spritz. Away from the hectic crowds on the street, visitors can admire the remains of the ancient structures of the Basilica San Celso, the octagonal dome, and the rich marble façade from the four-sided portico.

Ten centuries ago this Basilica served as a burial site for martyrs, then a place for ritual and celebration. During the Salone, DAMN° will transform the space into an essential meeting point for global creators, with an exhibition that highlights DAMN°’s commitment to the design discipline and the creative industries. 


Stand van Zaken (BE)
Nienke Hoogvliet (NL)
Jordan Söderberg Mills (CA)

Rikkert Paauw (NL)
Casimir (BE)
Les Monseigneurs (BE)
Stéphane Mouflette (FR)
Alexandre Humbert (FR)
Everyday Gallery (BE): Schimmel & Schweikle 

Exhibition: Tuesday 16 - Sunday 21 June, 2020, 11am-7pm 
Press Preview: Monday 15 June, 4-7pm
Opening Event: Tuesday 16 June, 7-11pm 

Corso Italia, 37, 20122 Milan. Located between the Duomo, University of Milan and Zona Tortona. 
Metro: line 3 (MISSORI or CROCETTA)
Tram: line 15 


DAMN° is an international platform connecting the interchangeable worlds of contemporary culture. Formed over a decade ago, DAMN° has explored the most pertinent and relevant developments in the worlds of design, art, and architecture.DAMN° wants to bring attention to the many, constantly evolving aspects of the cultural sector, delving deeply into the opinions that surround them. It does this by telling the tales of creators & inventors, designers & architects, artists & photographers, thinkers & tinkerers, romancers & adventurers, which are published in a quarterly print magazine and brought to life during live events and exhibitions. 

In making meaningful connections rather than dictating tastes, its approach to storytelling brings content beyond hype or conventional academic debate. Unafraid to link the personal and the political, the economic and the emotional, the stylistic and the social, DAMN° is ultimately about discoveries that aim to provoke a reaction... whether it be a thought or a smile. 


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Made possible thanks to the support of the Flemish department for Foreign Affairs:

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