Image: Salone del Mobile Milano. Photo by Carola Merello
What started in 1961 as a fair dedicated to the best in Italian furniture and accessories has become a massive design epicentre, one of the most vibrant and lively happenings in the world. Intertwining design, culture, art, innovation and marketing, the 54th edition of Salone del Mobile Milano runs this week until the 19th of April and is open to the general public Saturday 18 and Sunday 19. Come join us? 🙂
Salone del Mobile Milano is a wonderful way of getting inspired, whether you’re in the design field or just looking for ideas for your own home. Exhibitors, designers and artist from all facets of design and from all parts of the world take over the entire city, literally. Here are a few things there that we’ll be paying a visit.
A big name in every edition of Salone del Mobile, Moooi is back this year with more surprises. The designer brand has announced the birth of Moooi Carpets, a brand new company that offers a wide range of carpet designs and customising possibilities. Image: Moooi
This airy cocoon-like paper structure is the outcome of the collaboration of the well-known Japanese architect Kengo Kuma with Kitchenhouse. It’s called “Irori”, which is the Japanese word for a traditional sunken hearth. Image: Kengo Kuma
He is behind the famous armchair Proust and is one of the best known italian designers. We are talking about Allessandro Mendini. He is at the Fuori Salone with the Milanese gallery Fragile presenting a limited edition of contemporary suspended lamps called DERIVA, made from iron and copper and with a paper-folding shape.
Image: Salone del Mobile Milano. Photo by Saverio Lombardi Vallauri