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
One of the many exhibitions on show at the Triennale Design Museum, 'Rooms: Novel Living Concepts' explores 11 different styles in 11 diverse spaces, realised by 11 modern Italian architects. Curated by Beppe Finessi, the installation begins with a historical and chronological survey of Italian interior architecture, stumbling upon the likes of Gio Ponti and Carlo Scarpa. After this, visitors experience a temporal shift, arriving at bespoke room sets including Alessandro Mendini’s prison-like view of constricted isolation and Umberto Riva’s solo minimalist living space, titled 'Proposition for a Bolt Hole'.
2 April–12 September; Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6; www.triennale.org
Pictured: Duilio Forte’s conceived room titled 'Ursus'