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
Post Design, the Milanese gallery that exhibits key pieces from the city’s iconic Memphis design movement, also functions as the brand name for new Memphis productions. This year, they’ve lassoed Giacomo Moor, an Italian designer who specialises in artisan wood craft, to create an eight-piece collection of furniture made from old oak beams fused with cement. The gallery is also hosting an extensive historical exhibit of Memphis Milano that will be open throughout design week at Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Refettorio delle Stelline, on Corso Magenta.
8 - 13 April; Galleria Post Design, Via della Moscova 27; www.memphis-milano.it
Pictured: ’Persepolis’, by Giacomo Moor, from the Metropolis Collection