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
After kicking up a stink last year, the Museo della Merda is set to bring a fresh load of shit to Salone – by way of items made of recycled cow dung, that is. Conceived by Luca Cipelletti, the Milan-based architect responsible for the renovation of the medieval home of the 'Shit Museum', the new products will include floor tiles, stools, coffee tables, vases, plates, bowls and, fittingly, even a toilet. It would seem merdacotta is the new terracotta.
12–17 April; Museo della Merda at SIAM, via Santa Marta 18; www.theshitmuseum.org
Photography: Henrik Blomqvist