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, the French house will be paying homage to its original métier as a harness-maker. With a new collection of ten pieces – dubbed 'Lien d'Hermès', and including a coat hanger, log basket and wine rack – the brand will present a pared back line in its signature brick bridal leather with touches of maple, lacquer, crystal, wicker and metal, all to be revealed at La Pelota.
5–8 April; La Pelota, via Palermo 10; www.hermes.com
Pictured: coat hanger in brick bridle leather and palladium-finish brass