Salone del Mobile 2015 preview

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Salone del Mobile 2015 preview

Ahead of the annual pilgrimage to Milan's Salone del Mobile (14-19 April) - the world's most important design fair and the unofficial start of the design season - we thought it only apt to take a closer look at the exhibitions we are most looking forward to. As with each year, the Salone happenings are dotted around the city, transforming it into a shining vessel of exhibition excellence and design innovation. Here, we round up the best of the best...

Writers: Rosa Bertoli, JJ Martin, Sujata Burman, Sam Rogers 

Nola by Studio Drift and Buhtiq31

Studio Drift's poetic installations are known for their ability to create a dialogue with awe-inspiring effect; nature and technology, knowledge and intuition, science fiction and poetry. Their latest project is no exception. Part of Vesna and Jovan Jelovan’s ‘Brand New World Milano’, which champions new concepts between designers, makers and entrepreneurs, Nola will create a landscape of light. Made in collaboration with Dutch label Buhtiq31, this sea of light will glow through the emptiness of bell jars, each mouth-blown in pink, blue, yellow or green tinted glass. Each Nola ('bell' in Latin) can be individually programmed to create endless colour variations.

14-17 April; Via Zarotto 1, San Gregorio;

Pictured: Nola by Studio Drift for Buhtiq31