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
Architect Zaha Hadid will lend her trademark sinuous forms to a new lifestyle capsule collection, on preview during the Salone. Manufactured by Zaha Hadid Design, the range takes cues from her architectural projects and includes tableware, giftware and furniture.
8 - 11 April (by appointment only); Galleria Scacchi Giovanni, Via Rivoli 4; RSVP@zaha-hadid-design.com
Pictured: 'Aqua Tray' in pewter, by Zaha Hadid