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
In what is surely the furniture design equivalent of fashion's normcore, Dutch brand Lensvelt and Amsterdam architecture studio Space Encounters will unveil 'The Boring Collection'. Looking to dull office equipment and its most archetypal forms, the collection aims to restore the balance between work and play. Not beautiful, not minimal; just inconspicuous, functional and basic.
12–17 April; Ventura Lambrate, via Privata Oslavia 1; www.lensvelt.nl
Pictured left: 'Boring Memphis'. Right: 'Boring Chair'