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
Known for bringing their vibrant party to the show, this year whimsical Italian brand Seletti is travelling across town with their design joy in a parade called ’Design Pride’, part of 5vie art + design. Journeying on floats across the city, the vibrant ‘carnival of design’ will include otherworldly transporting systems by Gufram, Pepsi’s new collaboration with Fabio Novembre (playing with emojis and classic designed chairs), and Toiletpaper’s jungle themed float. The festivities will end at Piazza Affairi with a party organised by Disaronno, celebrating the launch of their limited edition printed jar, designed by Studio Job.
13 April; starting at Piazzale Cadorna. Party at Piazza degli Affari, 20123 from 9pm; www.seletti.it