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
Nina Yashar is without question one of Milan’s top design dealers, her Nilufar gallery in Via della Spiga pulsing at the epicenter of achingly expensive mid-century gems and the hottest contemporary designs for the last 15 years. This year, for the very first time, she will open the doors to her warehouse - Nilufar Depot, north of the Garibaldi train station - to truly showcase her treasure trove. Architect Massimiliano Locatelli has been enlisted to design the space in the image of Milan’s famous Teatro della Spiga gallery. Imposing, dramatic, yet distinctly practical, the space will host a range of Nilufar gallery protégés, among them Locatelli and Martino Gamper, as well as the neon lights of Marco Rizzuto, six-metre-tall brass curtains of Leonar Antunes and Lindsey Adelman’s cage chandeliers.
15-19 April; Nilufar Depot, Via Lancetti, 34, 20158; www.nilufar.com
Pictured: Osanna Visconti for Nilufar