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
Marking their fifth year of immersive installations at Salone, fashion brand COS are collaborating with Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create ‘Forest of Light’ for 2016. Built around Fujimoto’s connection with the forest-like cityscape of his hometown Tokyo, the experience will involve a room of spotlights creating tall looming structures in an intimate display. Nodding to the clean and clear lines of COS’s signature aesthetic, the interactive experience will react to visitors’ spatial awareness within the theatrical setting of Cinema Arti.
12–17 April; Cinema Arti Via Pietro Mascagni, 8; www.cosstores.com