The 55th edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan has just closed its doors on the design extravaganza for another year. The sun was out, the city was buzzing and there was plenty to see... As well as a plethora of new and interesting products, the sheer scale of the event that spread throughout the city was impressive; from the city's main exhibition centre at Fiera Milano to the satellite exhibitions in grand palaces and disused shopping arcades to a theatrical Italian Palazzo set in the back of a delivery van! Here are some of our highlights:
First stop... Fiera Milano and the Zanotta stand.
In homage to Piero Bottini and a re-edition of his Fenice table that he designed for Villa Muggia in 1936, Zanotta's stand (styled by Studio Salaris) recreated the minimalist interiors of the now abandoned villa. Using iconic pieces from the Zanotta collection past and present, walls of muted green and vegetation growing into the rooms, Studio Salaris created the atmosphere of a derelict architectural masterpiece left to the advances of nature. We were delighted that our Quayside Pendant Light in jet black featured in this deserted setting, suspended above the iconic Super Studio table from 1970.
Next up... a wonderful evening was spent among the 'New Austrian Design Perspectives' set within the tranquil setting of the 1930's Villa Necchi Campiglio.
The next day the outdoor theme continued with a visit to Gallery Rossana Orlandi; a gallery, showroom, retail store and courtyard space which offers an eclectic mix of design pieces set in a former tie Factory.
And then on to see the work of Paola Lenti. A show of great inspiration: a beautiful setting, inviting furniture and a fabulous approach to colour blocking, a real delight!