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
Shopping is rarely a relaxing experience, but Swedish fashion brand COS is teaming up with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture to change that (for Salone, at least). Inspired by the technical lightness and luminescence of the label’s new Spring/Summer collection, the pair will transform Spazio Erbe into an immersive, translucent cave. Thousands of strips of layered white fabric will hang from the ceiling to the floor, inviting guests to explore and interact as they make their way around the installation. It is a simplistic, yet modern concept which has already proved rather successful for the fashion brand.
14-19 April; Spazio Erbe, Via delle Erbe 2; www.cosstores.com
Pictured: Render of Spazio Erbe installation by Snarkitecture