Salone del Mobile 2015

The race is on and the international design crowd has descended upon Milan for the world’s most important furniture fair, Salone del Mobile. From the Rho fairgrounds to the urban exhibition spaces, majestic palazzos and luxury fashion shop windows, we scoured it all to uncover the best that the design world has to offer for 2015. 

 

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Salone del Mobile 2015: in pictures

  • Bright, bold and strong, Hypetex’s Halo chair is made of carbon fibre. It is so light that you can pick it up with just one hand

  • Over the last twenty years or so the lighting industry has taken a greater interest in the composition of electromagnetic spectrums and wavelengths they emit. Artemide’s ‘Spectral Lights’, designed by Philippe Rahm, are adapted for different inhabitants of the home - be they people, pets, birds or plants - to give them with the kind of lights that they require to see, grow and photosynthesise better

  • Another Artemide launch to capture the imagination of many on Instagram were the Les Danseuses lights. Governed by the same physics of hurricanes, they use inertial forces to spin around and create whirling waves. In truth they look more like the skirts of dancers, twirling away

  • After years of working in the family business at Azucena, Marta Sala has dived head first into her own furniture venture. Debuted in a cozy showroom in Corso Monforte, the 12-piece collection was designed by Rome-based Carl Pickering and Claudio Lazzarini

  • Brass-trimmed rugs, upholstered screens with built-in lamps and dining tables that can be reconfigured into desk were among the Marta Sala Editions pieces to launch. As were leather armchairs with incorporated side tables. A rather dizzying number of fabrics and arrangements options mean that these hand-crafted pieces are as flexible as they are timeless

  • Caesarstone took up residency at Palazzo Serbelloni during Salone del Mobile to host a groundbreaking exhibition, Movements, with Philippe Malouin. Made up of two parts, this show explored the unexpected applications of Caesarstone quartz surfaces, including in the much enjoyed swings. Photography: Tom Mannion/Caesarstone

  • The first part of the exhibition featured twenty planters, each individually created to show the versatility of Caesarstone. Colours, inlay, marquetry and textures (as well as shapes) were all experimented with. Photography: Tom Mannion/Caesarstone

  • Tiny micro LED lights are embedded into the handcrafted works of Marcus Tremonto, creating a beautifully warm and simultaneously cool effect on the copper arrangements. Titled ‘foiLED again’, the light objects were shown at Spazio Rossana Orlandi…

  • … Alongside the light objects were also larger hanging lamps, named IFOS II (Its Full Of Stars), which operate on the same principle

  • Curated by design duo GamFratesi, Mindcraft is a concept showcasing of Denmark’s most talented craftspeople and designers. Previously located at Ventura Lambrate, the Danes decided to try Brera, with the Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano instead. Their theme for this year, ‘In Between’, punctuated all the more by the mirrored floor and cage-like contraptions encasing some of the works in the space

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