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
For the past five years Louis Vuitton has explored creative travel objects with its ongoing 'Objets Nomades' project. Unveiled in Milan during Salone del Mobile, the latest collection in the series includes a playful sofa by the Campana brothers, the shape of which is inspired by clouds and Botticelli’s shell for his Venus, and India Mahdavi’s side-table, inspired by talismans and created using marquetry techniques.
4 -9 April; Palazzo Bocconi, 48 Corso Venezia; www.louisvuitton.com
Pictured: side table by India Mahdavi