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
The Urbem collection of handcrafted lights by Christopher Jenner takes its cues from 19th-century Milanese street lamps. For its Salone debut, the South African designer will bring together the eight light designs to conjure a giant installation titled The Cloud. The work will simulate the effects of an electrical storm with wireless LEDs and a reflective stainless-steel vortex.
8 - 13 April; Area Sciesa, via Amatore Sciesa 3; www.christopher-jenner.com
Pictured: ’The Cloud’, by Christopher Jenner