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
Bicycles are the inspiration for this unusual collaborative venture curated by Marie de Cossette and Francesca Montà. The duo enlisted designers and cycling enthusiasts to create a series of 25 scarves based on the joy of traveling on two wheels. The title is a playful marriage of the French word for bike, vélo, and the Italian word for veil, velo. Contributors include A+A Cooren, Érika Muller and Tomàs Alonso. The scarves will be on sale in limited editions of two. Visitors can also join bicycle tours of Milan run by the Casbah Cicloclub team, starting at the show location.
8 - 13 April; Studiofficina, Via Giordano Bruno 9; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured: Two scarf designs by Tomàs Alonso, in collaboration with Érika Muller