Salone del Mobile 2014 preview
Design pilgrims are already beginning to flock to Milan ahead of next week’s Salone del Mobile (8-13 April) – the world’s most important design fair and the unofficial start of the design season. This year’s Salone happenings are woven into the entire fabric of the city, from the apartments of Brera to the historic buildings of the city’s newly minted 5vie art and design district in central Milan, to the post-industrial warehouses that make up Ventura Lambrate – not to mention the Rho fairgrounds themselves. With so much to see, navigating it all can be tough. Here, we round up the top 25 exhibitions to see.
Words: Rosa Bertoli, Malaika Byng, JJ Martin, Ellen Himelfarb
Designer Faye Toogood’s collaboration with British ceramics company 1882 Ltd takes the name of Indigo Storm, which sums up the mood of her designs. Cream-coloured cups, plates and bowls are lashed with a tempest of blue, giving a contemporary spin to the classic English Delftware. The swirls of pigment remind us of the painterly fabrics in Toogood’s first fashion collection with her sister Erica.
8 - 13 April; Project B, Via Maroncelli 7; www.1882ltd.com
Pictured: ’Indigo Storm’, by Faye Toogood