April 2016

Each year the design world flocks to Rho in Milan to attend the greatest design event in the calendar; Salone del Mobile. 

With over 300,000 visitors from 160 countries and 2,100 exhibitors, Salone del Mobile is undeniably the event to attend. Considered an international platform for cutting edge products of solutions and a hub of ideas, creativity, innovation and technology, underscoring Milan’s role as the capital of design, Salone del Mobile brings together powerhouse design brands and independent young designers.

Highlights of this year’s festival include “Ladies and Gentlesmen”, a collective of young designers and Italian craftsmen brought together to illustrate how Italy’s classic craftsmanship and the traditions of the past are being transformed. Look out for the cast ceramic tiles that have been reimagined as iridescent feathers.

“Credenza” is a joint venture between two local designers; architect Patricia Urquiola and graphic designer Federico Pepe. The pair bring together a capsule collection of Technicolour furniture inspired by Gerhard Richter’s stained-glass windows for Cologne Cathedral

Blending fashion with design, Marni presents “Ballhaus”, a new collection of furniture woven with rainbow combinations of PVC cords, all crafted by a group of women in Columbia

Finally, Dimore Studio, known for their retro-tinged emotional interiors, presents “Intermissions”, a collection of objects and furniture that references Nanda Vigo and Maria Pergay, iconic designers of the 1960s and 70s.

Salone del Mobile. Milano. 12th-17th April
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