The 56th edition of the Salon del Mobile (The Furniture Fair) has just ended, and just as I expected, it was a really busy week with design, creativity, innovation, and internationalization.
During the week, I got to see new products presented by companies, I met very interesting emerging designers, participated in exhibitions, installations, and events that I will never forget. At Design Week, Milan was the best dressed, in my opinion. With each step, we came across creative and picturesque scenery, and for anyone to not be inspired is simply impossible!
At Design Week, Milan was the best dressed, in my opinion. With each step, we came across creative and picturesque scenery, and for anyone to not be inspired is simply impossible!
In the mass of proposals that there have been, I look forward to sharing with you what was the most striking to me, hoping to convey the emotions that I experienced!
Let’s begin with the main event: Salone del Mobile fair.
There were many companies in the 2017 exhibition that showed their new collections, often shown in stands set up in a truly impressive manner!
In addition, this year’s Salone (fair) was developed by Euroluce (the biennial exhibition of light design that is alternated with Eurocucina).
For Euroluce, I saw so many products and exciting and engaging productions, that I didn’t even want to leave! Look at how amazing it was:
On the other hand, at the FuoriSalone, an event (part of the main event) that takes place in various areas of the city, I discovered many other events and exhibitions.
One of the most interesting projects I saw was in BLoft in the area 5Vie. It was an exhibition that was able to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere rather than just a remake of a museum model.
The large space of the Ventura area was dedicated to emerging designers, and some of them were really interesting:
In Galleria Manzoni I was lucky enough to see many of the creations on display by one of my favorite contemporary designers: Tom Dixon… a marvel! Do you like him too?
In the Brera area, I was particularly impressed by the Dilmos gallery (which is open all year), that had an exhibition called “A Matter of Choice” with a selection of products at the border between design and art at the Design Week.
Dimore Studio, also in the Brera area, proposed an exhibition evocative, poetic and dynamic called “Points of View.” Videos, music, art and design came together in what I found to be a perfect exchange!
A little further away, in the Brera-Moscow area, I visited the atelier de Linvisibile which is always open and I was able to see the Flush to the Wall doors for my myself. A product that has really surprised me because the doors are a real complement your interior!
The Spazio Orlandi in Via Bandello, with thousands of meters of area, since 2002 has given a voice to the designers of the exhibitions and installations. The location is crazy, green and flowery, so you don’t even feel like you are in Milan. You can visit throughout the year and have the opportunity to see a selection of work live that I’m sure you will never forget!
And how can I not mention the Henge atelier in Via della Spiga? I totally recommend visiting it if you pass by that area: there are some of the most iconic pieces of the brand and the atmosphere is unique!
Even the city was great, don’t you think?
As you know, the Milan Design Week has just finished and was really intense! I had fun, was inspired, and I met people and saw new projects. It was interesting and challenging, and to be honest, I’m looking forward to Milan Design Week 2018 already! What about you
Have you been to the Salon or the FuoriSalone in person? What was the most striking to you? What about what I showed you? What did you like the most? Did you like the established companies or emerging designers better?
Comment, comment, comment! I am curious 🙂