Salone del Mobile 2013 preview
At a time when every city with even the teensiest signs of an emerging design scene is declaring itself to be ‘the new Milan’, the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile still reigns head and shoulders above them all as the mecca. Because of Salone, one week in April now marks, in many ways, the beginning and the end of the Design Year, as designers, makers, artists, commentators, and in fact anyone in need of an innovation shot is drawn like iron filings by a strange magnetic force to Italy’s industry capital to see and be seen, collecting business cards and cocktails as they go. With hundreds of events and exhibitions taking place around the city, as well as - of course - all the fun at the fairgrounds to absorb, navigating it all can be tricky. To make life easy, here’s our guide to the shows we are most looking forward to.
Writer: Henrietta Thompson
It may be on the cosy side but Azucena's new one-room showroom is well worth a visit, thanks to the seductive and calming space created by Dimore Studio's Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran. Opening during the Salone, the furniture brand's new home is a fitting way to celebrate more than 65 years since the company was first founded in the city.
Via Manzoni 23; www.azucena.it