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
Czech glassware brand Lasvit has teamed up with architect Daniel Libeskind and designer Maarten Baas for its Salone showing. The German architect brings a new silhouette to the traditionally soft edges of Lasvit’s hand-blown glass. The chandelier is a modular composition of geometric elements - a graphic puzzle of sorts - in which each component is different.
8 - 13 April; Officine Stendhal, Via Stendhal 35; www.lasvit.com
Pictured: ’Ice’, by Daniel Libeskind