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
Now on its fourth edition, designjunction is launching the San Babila Design Quarter - a new destination to marry design and fashion - as well as taking over Casa dell'Opera Nazionale Balilla, which they will fill with a curated selection of 40 leading global design brands, pop-up shops and installations. Among them are top British names like Tom Dixon (who will transform the abandoned theatre into an interactive cinema-themed installation and show), Jaguar, design label Beyond Object and contemporary furniture maker Case. The latter will furnish the pop-up cafe, too.
14-19 April; Casa dell’Opera Nazionale Balilla, Via Pietro Mascagni 6; www.thedesignjunction.co.uk
Pictured: Sketch of designjunction's new home, Casa dell'Opera Nazionale Balilla