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
Atelier Biagetti’s ’No Sex’ is already making waves on the socialsphere, no doubt thanks to the huge success that was last year’s ’Body Building’ collection. Teaming up with curator Maria Cristina Didero once more, this year’s iterations will continue in Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari’s tradition of elevating the apparently mundane through the use of precious materials and exquisite craftsmanship. Their tongue-in-cheek furniture will this year revolve around the clinic-cum-retreat theme. For an added dose of fun, the Milanese studio will start the party early (10 April) together with vintage destination La Double J and their maximalist ’Wunderwall’, jewels from Anna Piaggi’s private collection and a selection of WallpaperSTORE* wonders thrown in for good measure.
12–17 April; Piazza Arcole 4; www.atelierbiagetti.com; www.ladoublej.com; store.wallpaper.com