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
Danish textile brand Kvadrat has called on 22 creatives to reinterpret its Divina fabric, conceived in 1984 by the Danish painter and graphic artist Finn Sködt. The full-cloth textile comes in more than 100 colours. Now the likes of Werner Aisslinger, Muller van Severen, Anton Alvarez and Philippe Nigro will mark its 30th anniversary by giving it a fresh lease of life.
9 - 13 April; Arcade, Via San Gregorio 43/Via Casati 32; www.kvadrat.dk
Pictured: Divina exhibition preview. Photography: Casper Sejersen