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
The little sister of the Salone, Satellite was launched in 1998 to introduce promising young designers to the industry’s bigger players. This year curator Marva Griffin has rounded up pieces by some 700 under-35s with the theme ’traditional craftsmanship’. And it looks to be one of the strongest showings in Satellite’s 16 years. We are particularly drawn to the work of German designer Milia Seyppel.
8 -13 April; Fiera Milano, Strada Statale 33 del Sempione 28; www.fieramilano.it
Pictured: Cirkel tables by Milia Seyppel. Photography: Silke Zander