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
Yves Béhar and SodaStream are setting the bar at Teatro Versace using the Fuseproject founder's new carbonating appliance, SodaStream MIX. To celebrate - and savour - the launch, the Swiss design entrepreneur has created The Alchemy Lounge, a futuristic, diamond-shaped pop-up bar, which will take up residence in the iconic hall of mirrors. True to Behar’s design aesthetic, the bar serves a purpose beyond the obvious by allowing guests to oversee 360 degrees of service as MIX devices and laboratory tools create fizzy Campari- and Appleton-based beverages for all.
14-16 April; Teatro Versace, Piazza Vetra 7; www.mix-sodastream.com
Pictured: Alchemy Lounge render by Yves Béhar