Salone del Mobile 2015 preview
Ahead of the annual pilgrimage to Milan's Salone del Mobile (14-19 April) - the world's most important design fair and the unofficial start of the design season - we thought it only apt to take a closer look at the exhibitions we are most looking forward to. As with each year, the Salone happenings are dotted around the city, transforming it into a shining vessel of exhibition excellence and design innovation. Here, we round up the best of the best...
Writers: Rosa Bertoli, JJ Martin, Sujata Burman, Sam Rogers
The unofficial watering hole of design insiders, Bar Basso is remembering the late and great James Irvine with a new gin and tonic glass designed by Michael Young. The project by Maria Cristina Didero and Maurizio Stoccheto has created Chelsea Boy, a clean and functional Wonderglass tumbler; a memory of the creative designer who left us all too soon. (Irvine passed away in 2013 of pneumonia, aged 54.) This will be a wonderful opportunity to toast Irvine’s brilliance in the city he called home.
From 16 April; Bar Basso, Via Plinio, 39, 20129; www.wonder-glass.com
Pictured: 'Chelsea Boy' by Michael Young