Salone del Mobile 2017 preview
Next week, design devotees will be making their yearly pilgrimage to Milan for the creative calendar's most important event: Salone del Mobile (4–9 April). With new districts popping up on an annual basis, the list of who and what to see grows ever more unwieldy as each year passes. That's where we come in. From exhibitions in Brera and new releases at the Fiera, to mini-festivals around the city and immersive installations indoor and out, here's our list of unmissable highlights…
Writers: Sujata Burman, Rosa Bertoli, Mary Cleary, Ioli Chiotini
Late last year, heritage wood brand Bottega Ghianda opened a shop in the heart of Brera. Founded by Iginio Ghianda in 1889, the company now works under the leadership of architect Michele De Lucchi, who has poetically bought together the past and future of the brand's craft with a showroom of products realised between 1918 and 2002. For Salone, De Lucchi is going to be telling a story of expert woodcraft with historical pieces by the likes of Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Cini Boeri, Gianfranco Frattini, Carl Magnusson and Emanuela Frattini-Magnusson.
4–9 April; via Formentini 9; www.bottegaghianda.com
Pictured: 'Cesttino a baguettes' by Emanuela Frattini-Magnusson, 1986