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
A project in development for two years, the 2016/ Arita concept is now ready to reveal. In an ongoing collaboration between The Netherlands and Japan’s porcelain sector, creative directors Teruhiro Yanagihara and Scholten & Baijings have bought together 16 designers to work at ten Arita potteries, developing over 300 new ceramic pieces. Bringing the historical, 400-year-old skills of Arita production into the contemporary world, the invited designers include Big-Game, Stefan Diez and Tomás Alonso.
12–17 April; Via delle Erbe 2; www.2016arita.com
Pictured: A sneak peak of the project on show last year at Rossana Orlandi. Photography: Takumi Ota