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
Creative entrepreneur Dino Gavina’s legacy is brought back to life by fellow Bologna resident Gherardo Tonelli. Tonelli is launching the Paradisoterrestre brand (originally a collection produced under the Simon Gavina aegis), with reissues of pieces by Mariyo Yagi and Kazuhide Takahama, as well as designs which Gavina developed as tributes to artists Man Ray and Giacomo Balla. The new company is also unveiling a debut collection by French designer Pierre Gonalons.
4–9 April, Jato Showroom, Via Giuseppe Sirtori 32; www.paradisoterrestre.it
Photography: Giovanni Gori