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
Everything old is becoming new again for Lee Broom’s tenth anniversary. For the occasion, the British designer is celebrating with a collection of all-white, revamped versions of some signature pieces. Broom’s designs will be displayed on an illuminated fairground carousel in an abandoned vault of the Milano Centrale station, a new district that will also be occupied by the likes of Maarten Baas and Luca Nichetto. At the centre of this spectacular display will be an all-new, monolithic grandfather clock that serves as a monument to Broom’s significant past achievements and a celebration of his assured future successes.
5–9 April; Ventura Centrale, Via Ferrante Aporti 17; www.leebroom.com
Pictured: ’Time Machine’ limited edition grandfather clock