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
Following explorations of the work of Maarten Baas in 2014 and Max Lamb in 2015, curator Federica Sala’s spotlight now shines on Israeli design studio Raw Edges for this year’s edition of contemporary design research at 5vie art + design. Delving into the duo's dynamics with pattern that have graced collections for Established & Sons to Golran, this exhibit particularly investigates the herringbone pattern that decorates the floors of various Stella McCartney showrooms. The installation will act as a performance, starting with the production materials they use for their experimentation with colouring woods to how the unending pattern is formed.
12-17 April; Via Zecca Vecchia 3. www.5vie.it