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
One of The London Design Festival’s key exhibitions, Designjunction will make its second outing to Milan this year with its Edit showcase. More than twenty international brands will show their wares inside the historic Palazzo Morando, ranging from the promising young London-based studio De Allegri/Feldkamp to the more established, China-based Stellar Works.
9 - 13 April 2014; Palazzo Morando, Via Sant’ Andrea 6; www.thedesignjunction.co.uk
Pictured: ’Deck’ serving tray and ’Fold’ chair by De Allegri/Feldkamp