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
Leave it to Yelena Baturina of Be Open to make an already magical space all the more mystical. The Botanical Garden of Brera will be transformed by Ferruccio Laviani and host eight perfume-themed pavilions, each imagined by highflying designers including the Campana brothers, Nendo and Dimore Studio. Each of the eight-strong design troop will reinterpret a defunct fragrance brand from around the globe, breathing new life into each and giving them a contemporary edge, giving the ephemeral nature of fragrance a lasting experience in the physical realm.
13 April – 24 May; Orto Botanico, Via Brera, 28; www.beopenfuture.com
Pictured: Dimore Studio render of their Bertelli pavilion