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
The Czech Republic-based glass manufacturer is used to lighting up proceedings, but this year Lasvit will be taking up residence in the Palazzo Serbelloni, once home to Napoleon himself. The Bohemian crystal chandeliers created for him have been restored to their original splendour; showcased alongside them, the modern work of André Fu, Moritz Waldemeyer, Daniel Libeskind, the Campana Brothers and Arik Levy will shine bright. Fu’s 'TAC/TILE' collection promises to be a real eye-opener.
12–17 April; Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia 16; www.lasvit.com
Pictured: André Fu's 'TAC/TILE'. Courtesy of Lasvit