It is that time of year again. Spread over a week, Salone del Mobile or the Milan furniture fair commences this week bringing together international brands, designers and architects to showcase, preview the latest in interior design. This year, we are presented with range of creative installations, stunning product launches and stylish presentations. Below are five top picks not to miss at the fair this year.
The Cinema by Tom Dixon
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An abandoned theatre takes centre stage for a selection of new products showcased through installations from British designer Tom Dixon. The experimental space will recreate a spatial experience allowing visitors to enjoy both the interior furnishings within an entertainment space. Through
An abandoned theatre takes centre stage for a selection of new products showcased through installations from British designer Tom Dixon. The experimental space will recreate a spatial experience allowing visitors to enjoy both the interior furnishings within an entertainment space. Through combination of technology and design, lighting projections enhance and showcase each of the new products on show at The Cinema. The items include the remodelled classic WINGBACK chair, his unique MELT lighting range and LENS, a range of dramatical lenses that takes a single sphere of light and expands it for atmospheric luminosity. When: 15 – 19 April
When: 15 – 19 April
Where: Casa dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla
Moooi Carpets by Moooi
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Presenting a streamlined collection of furniture, Dutch designer brand Moooi will be launching a new range of photorealistic carpets. Taking over an empty warehouse, the brand will transform the space into a temporary showroom showcasing the new carpets and rugs. Working in collaboration with designers, the brand has designed a method allowing high resolution designs to be created on the carpets. Formidable technology allows stunning colours and patterns to form part of the high definition images that have been not been possible before. Along with 48 original Moooi designs, the collection on show highlights the unlimited possibilities this opens for flooring solutions.
When: 13 – 19 April
Where: Via Savona 56
Snarkitecture & COS
Image Credit: Snarkitecture
Infusing fashion with architecture, contemporary fashion label COS presents a mother creative installation merging together two creative synergies to showcase the launch of their new collection. The fashion label, known for collaborating with a host of creative brands has commissioned design studio Snarkitecture to produce an enchanted cave that will be created with the use of thousands of strips of fabric, hanging from the ceiling. The layered strips will entail a detailed technical lighting application enhancing the depth of the space. The installation is another example of the creative synergies on show at the fair.
When: 14 – 19 April
Image Credit: Fantoni
This year sees another instalment of the Office & Workplace exhibition at Milan, with a host of designers coming together to showcase and highlight new furniture trends within this sector. This year the theme mirrors along the idea of the living and evolving office, and will also be the platform for a wide series of product launches and demonstrations. Head over to Hall 22, Stand A27 – B20 to preview the latest innovative HUB Workstation from Fantoni along with a live office environment recreated on the stand. The Italian brand highlights the intriguing relationship between different users and a single workspace, enhancing the dimensions of working in harmony.
When: 13 – 19 April
Where: Pavilions 22-24
Airbnb & Fabrica present Housewarming
Image Credit: Fabrica
Bringing together a wholesome blend of design and innovation, Airbnb has taken the world by storm. The modern and creative outlook the company represents has been seen through their ethos and cool company HQ’s around the world. This year they team up with design studio Fabrica to showcase an ingenious installation. Taking the simple idea of connecting hosts and guests through basic interactions and the sharing of a space, the installation will experiment with the idea of ‘welcome’. 19 designers have collaborated and come up with a far reaching mixture of experiences surrounding this theme, bringing together rituals and recognisable interior settings from around the world.
When: 14 – 17 April
Where: Palazzo Crespi
N.B: Please double check with organisers as some of the events will require prior booking or registration.