Salone del Mobile 2013 preview
At a time when every city with even the teensiest signs of an emerging design scene is declaring itself to be ‘the new Milan’, the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile still reigns head and shoulders above them all as the mecca. Because of Salone, one week in April now marks, in many ways, the beginning and the end of the Design Year, as designers, makers, artists, commentators, and in fact anyone in need of an innovation shot is drawn like iron filings by a strange magnetic force to Italy’s industry capital to see and be seen, collecting business cards and cocktails as they go. With hundreds of events and exhibitions taking place around the city, as well as - of course - all the fun at the fairgrounds to absorb, navigating it all can be tricky. To make life easy, here’s our guide to the shows we are most looking forward to.
Writer: Henrietta Thompson
Following the success of Re-Imagine Chair, developed by Nina Tolstrup (Studio Mama) for 19 Greek Street, the designer has now extended the idea to a complete furniture collection. As with the first, the series harnesses Nina’s expertise in remaking unloved furniture into new pieces. For the Salone a limited edition range of the collection has been developed in collaboration with Marc by Marc Jacobs, upholstered using fabrics from the fashion brand’s previous collections. Read more about the Re-imagine series in our May issue - out 11 April.
9-14 April; Marc By Marc Jacobs, Plaza del Carmine 6; www.19greekstreet.com; www.marcjacobs.com