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
Wallpaper’s Handmade extravaganza returns to Milan for its seventh edition, once again taking over Via San Gregorio’s Arcade. The Hotel Wallpaper* will feature an exhibition of specially commissioned objects, furniture, fashion, food, accessories, services and installations, dedicated to the fine art of hostelry and world travel. The Arcade will also feature an installation of aluminium by Jean Nouvel and Neal Feay, and our friends showcasing their pieces will include American theatre director Robert Wilson, whose chandelier for Italian company Slamp will serve as centerpiece for our Hotel’s ballroom, David Rockwell’s intimate apartment with Stellar Works, and Nude’s new collection of glass pieces. Plus, Austrian lighting specialist Kalmar will join forces with the WallpaperSTORE* for a presentation of key pieces from the Kalmar catalogue, paired with production versions of Wallpaper* Handmade projects.
12–16 April; The Arcade, via San Gregorio 43