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
Paul Cocksedge reveals the creative and emotional reaction to getting evicted from his London studio at Salone this year. Rekindling his longtime partnership with New York gallery Friedman Benda, they are presenting a collection of tables and shelves made from cylinders dug out of the studio's floor. The concept for the collection was created in collaboration with Beatrice Trussardi, part of the eponymous fashion family and a supporter of creative projects. With the help of Trussardi, the body of work will be displayed in Milan’s Palazzo Bocconi-Rizzoli-Carraro, a 17th century building which, like Cocksedge’s studio, is undergoing a serious overhaul.
4–9 April; Fondazione Luigi Rovati, Corso Venezia 52; www.friedmanbenda.com
Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Mark Cocksedge