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
For the second year on the trot, Tory Burch's via della Spiga flagship will host a striking installation co-commissioned by Wallpaper*. Inspired by the American lifestyle brand's 'Spongeware' collection, design duo Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren of London’s studio Glithero will dress the windows of the boutique with sponge kisses (or, rather, a mechanism that will gently compress pieces of sponge against the glass).
12–17 April; via della Spiga 7; www.toryburch.com