Salone del Mobile 2014 preview
Design pilgrims are already beginning to flock to Milan ahead of next week's Salone del Mobile (8-13 April) – the world's most important design fair and the unofficial start of the design season. This year's Salone happenings are woven into the entire fabric of the city, from the apartments of Brera to the historic buildings of the city's newly minted 5vie art and design district in central Milan, to the post-industrial warehouses that make up Ventura Lambrate – not to mention the Rho fairgrounds themselves. With so much to see, navigating it all can be tough. Here, we round up the top 25 exhibitions to see.
Words: Rosa Bertoli, Malaika Byng, JJ Martin, Ellen Himelfarb
Design advisor and curator Brent Dzekciorius's brand Dzek is debuting with a showcase of a new material he has engineered in collaboration with British designer Max Lamb. 'Marmoreal' - a multi-use stone, used to create a six-piece, Lamb-designed furniture collection rendered entirely in the material - is just the first of many material explorations that Dzekciorius is planning to present under his new label.
8 - 13 April; Project B, Via Maroncelli 7; www.dzekdzekdzek.com
Pictured: A prototype of a 'Marmoreal' chair, by Max Lamb. Photography: Tim Gutt