Salone del Mobile 2013

The Salone del Mobile has swung into action once more. Designers, architects, makers and buyers have descended on Milan from all corners of the globe for what is indisputably the world's best furniture fair. With the doors to the Fiera now open, the city itself has also been transformed into a shining vessel for all that's new in design, with almost every urban inch turned into exhibition space for the duration of the Salone (9 to 14 April). Here, we bring you the highlights as they happen

Salone del Mobile 2013: in pictures

  • Kartell's installation at the fair was a riff on the storefronts of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Each 'boutique' was dedicated to a designer and their latest offerings for 2013

  • From left: Glassware by Christophe Pillet for Kartell; a shelving unit by Nendo for Kartell

  • Ludovica + Roberta Palomba's plastic bathroom shelving system for Kartell

  • ToiletPaper magazine teamed up with Seletti to create a collection of plates, cups and tablecloths featuring some of the eccentric imagery from the magazine; the pieces are on show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi and also available to purchase from the gallery's shop

    Photography: Jessica Klingelfuss

  • The eclectic collection features everything from a mug decorated with a kitchen plunger or a plate dotted with motifs like a rearing horse and severed fingers

    Photography: Pierpaolo Ferrari

  • 'We often have fun turning our pictures into objects, clothes and accessories,' says Ferrari (a regular contributor to Wallpaper*), adding, 'ToiletPaper's images can become both a bathing suit and a Formula 1 car. The important thing is not to betray the pop spirit and nature of the magazine, which is ironic and unsettling at the same time.' To see more from ToiletPaper, pick up a copy of our Milan Preview issue out now

    Photography: Pierpaolo Ferrari

  • 'Reflector' and 'Gradient' table lamps by Studio WM at Ventura Lambrate

    Photography: Jessica Klingelfuss

  • 'Circular' lamps by Studio WM at Ventura Lambrate

    Photography: Jessica Klingelfuss

  • 'Troche' side tables by Studio WM at Ventura Lambrate

    Photography: Jessica Klingelfuss

  • The 'A45' bathroom washbasin was Boffi's only new 2013 product launch at Salone. Designed by Bulgaria-born but Milan-based Victor Vasilev, the Cristalplant basin gets its name from its distinctive 45 degree angle, and comes with an optional moveable shelf unit for storage that can also hide drainage. Vasilev was also the brains behind Boffi's popular 'CT Line' shelving system, launched last year

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