Salone del Mobile 2012

Thousands of design disciples from across the globe made their annual pilgrimage to Milan for the 51st edition of the Salone del Mobile (17-22 April). The fairground gates swung open and galleries, museums, stores and villas across town opened their doors for a week of design exhibitions and parties. Highlights included Tom Dixon’s design fun fair at the Museum of Science and Technology, Fabrica’s show at the historic Villa Necchi, and - of course - our own blockbusting Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition at Brioni HQ. Didn’t make it to all the events? Don’t fret. We lapped the city to bring you all the wonders the design world has to offer for 2012…

Salone del Mobile 2012: in pictures

  • 'R18 Ultra chair' by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram for Audi. The chair incorporates crowd sourced data acquired through thousands of testing sessions using advanced industrial sensors

  • The Louis Vuitton store on via Montenapoleone has been invaded by a swarm of imaginary creatures, conceived by British artist Billie Achilleos, using Louis Vuitton small leather accessories

  • Motorhood from 'Colour One' for MINI by Scholten & Baijings

  • Designer Lee Broom brings the good old British pub to Milan - Ventura Lambrate to be precise

  • 'Cubebot' Sculpture by David Weeks Studio, on show at MOST

  • Acoustic panel by Anita Johannssen

  • 'Iconic Mirror' by Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova, as part of the La Chance exhibition at MOST

  • Musikbox by Werner Aisslinger

  • Chairs from the Mutation Series, by Maarten De Ceulaer

  • Lights by Nika Zupanc

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Salone del Mobile 2012: news and features

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