Salone del Mobile 2016 preview

Exhibition list

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

Tom Dixon x Caesarstone

‘The Restaurant’ is Tom Dixon's second installation of kitchen concepts with Caesarstone. Following on from ‘Ice’ at IDS Toronto earlier this year, he is bringing all four elements to the table this time. Creating four kitchen concepts – 'Earth', 'Fire', 'Water' and 'Air' – using Caesarstone’s durable wares, these models will be serving up conceptual food realised by Italian food design studio Arabeschi di Latte. The theatrical kitchens will be interactive, with scientific cooking methods and ingredients, including air whipped meringues and hay box cooked roots and mushrooms.

12–17 April; La Rotonda della Besana, Via Enrico Besana, 12; www.caesarstone.com/milan2016/press

Pictured: 'Fire' kitchen, using Caesarstone's coastal grey, raven and vanilla noir