Salone del Mobile 2016 preview
The design calendar’s most significant event is fast approaching. Assembling in Milan, devotees will be prepping to take on the city for the annual Salone del Mobile (12-17 April), marking the unofficial start to the design season. The ever-growing affair spreads itself over the Italian metropolis from pockets of Brera district travelling all the way to the Rho fairground with the vast installations, new releases and parties getting even more avant-garde and innovative each year. In all the bustle, navigating around the plethora of showcases can be tricky, so we have conveniently picked out the top 25 exhibitions that are not to be missed…
Writers: Rosa Bertoli, Sujata Burman, Sam Rogers
Milanese gallery Plusdesign has been at the forefront of the city’s design conversations. Earlier this year, they displayed Kram/Weisshaar’s Picó Blitz, a novel reinvention of the Colombian Pico sound system. Gallery owners Luca Martinazzoli and Andrea Caputo are now ready to stage a utopian living situation by M/M (Paris), featuring furniture from the French duo’s previous works as well as a new creation that combines the studio’s rigorous research methods with a new wit.
12 April–15 May; via Ventura 6; www.plusdesigngallery.it