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
When needing a break from the bustle of town, we all head to Rossana Orlandi’s courtyard escape in Via Matteo Bandello. This year she is inviting a roster of new international talents, including a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Amsterdam based designers BCXSY and Brooklyn’s bespoke wallpaper designers Calico. Their collection of wallpapers, Inverted Spaces, digitally composes artwork inspired by NASA imagery. Gufram and Stellar Works will also make their Orlandi debut alongside last year’s favourite Scholten & Baijings, the design duo are creative directors of new porcelain brand 2016/, a new porcelain brand which is promoting skills of Arita, Japan’s potteries.
14-19 April; Via Matteo Bandello, 14-16; www.rossanaorlandi.com
Pictured: Inverted spaces, BCXSY x Calico Wallpaper