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
This year, COS is collaborating with design duo Studio Swine on a multi-sensory experience at Cinema Arti titled ‘New Spring’. As with all the appointed designers, Studio Swine is nodding to the fashion brand’s light sensuality, merging this with inspiration drawn from Japan’s Sakura cherry blossom festival. For the install, a central tree-like sculpture will release mist-filled flowers. The blooms have been created to burst when they touch skin, but temporary live on clothing.
4–9 April; Cinema Arti, Via Pietro Mascagni 8; www.cosstores.com