Salone del Mobile 2016 preview
The design calendar’s most significant event is fast approaching. Assembling in Milan, devotees will be prepping to take on the city for the annual Salone del Mobile (12-17 April), marking the unofficial start to the design season. The ever-growing affair spreads itself over the Italian metropolis from pockets of Brera district travelling all the way to the Rho fairground with the vast installations, new releases and parties getting even more avant-garde and innovative each year. In all the bustle, navigating around the plethora of showcases can be tricky, so we have conveniently picked out the top 25 exhibitions that are not to be missed…
Writers: Rosa Bertoli, Sujata Burman, Sam Rogers
Silver is a traditional gift for a 25th anniversary, but German furniture makers ClassiCon and long-time collaborator (and Wallpaper’s 2015 joint Designer of the Year) Konstantin Grcic aren’t ones to stand on ceremony. Instead, the ’Black Edition’ will chart the ‘greatest hits’ of their fruitful collaboration, rendered shiny and new in a deep, dark black scheme. Splashes of colour will come by way of Iranian artist Shirana Shahbazi’s photographs.
12–17 April; Spotti Milano, Viale Piave 27; www.classicon.com
Pictured: ’Diana B’ by Konstantin Grcic. Photography courtesy Shirana Shahbazi