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
Nina Yashar, the doyenne of Nilufar gallery, consistently herds together exceptional, eccentric rosters of young designers for Milan’s Salone. This year’s programme, entitled Even More, features a programme of gallery regulars, including Bethan Laura Wood, Martino Gamper, Massimiliano Locatelli, Flavio Favelli, Roberto Giulio Rida, Haynes Robinson and Lindsey Adelman. The latter, a New York-based lighting designer, will present Cherrybomb, a new collection of brushed-brass and handblown-glass globe lamps that resemble fruit vines climbing a wall.
8 - 13 April; Nilufar Gallery, Via della Spiga 32; www.nilufar.com
Pictured: ’Cherrybomb’, by Lindsey Adelman