TREASURE TROVEMilan Design Week: The Best Contemporary Offerings (PHOTOS)The Daily Beast04.10.13TREASURE TROVEMilan Design Week: The Best Contemporary Offerings (PHOTOS)From upside-down potted plants to alabaster lamps and a Koolhaas stack of beams, see the wildest creations on display in Italy this week.The Daily Beast04.10.13 8:45 AM ETSelin Alemdar/GettyIt’s not enough for Italians to dominate the world of fashion, is it? They also top the worlds of art, design, and, of course, food. The former two are out in force this week during the six-day Milan Design Week, which kicked off on April 9 with the usual treasure trove of creativity. Here, sleek meets colorful at the Demosmobilia and Studio 900 at Porta Venezia. Click through for more impressive contemporary design on display in Italy. Olivier Morin/AFP/GettyFunctionality, schmuctionality. The Emu stand in the 52nd International Furniture Fair, or the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is the biggest event in the design calendar. Selin Alemdar/Getty Pieces from all decades and styles grace the showfloor of the Demosmobilia and Studio 900. Stefania D'Alessandro/GettyLet’s hope these don’t require watering. Upside-down potted plants are displayed at Temporary Museum for New Design for the decorator partial to a jungle aesthetic. Luca Bruno/APTouching allowed. A woman feels a spherical, alabaster-made table lamp, by Atelier Alain Ellouz factory. Luca Bruno/APTwo sinks are certainly better than one when they're these modernistic pieces, at the Kartell showroom. Luca Bruno/APIs it a string of sausages? A close-up of microscopic beings? These abstract lighted shapes are actually a wall lamp by Slamp factory. Stefania D'Alessandro/GettyColorful creations resembling playground rocking toys are displayed at Temporary Museum for New Design. Luca Bruno/APDesigned by Rem Koolhaas, this stack of beams opens into shelves or benches. The creation is displayed at the Knoll industrial design house’s space, among 11 pieces of furniture on display there. Luca Bruno/APA woman touches a panel lamp by Lithos Design, displayed at the Milan’s Design Fair. Stefania D'Alessandro/GettyUnusual slatted lampshades hang over bulbs at the Temporary Museum for New Design. Luca Bruno/AP A man walks through Transition, a mind-bending installation made of lipstick packages.