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
The global rental titans are set to present an Airbnb experience of Milan – a series of art and design events curated by Martina Mondadori in little-explored sites across Milan, as well as an installation at the 15th century Casa degli Atellani. Therein, Fabrica creative director Sam Baron will lead a trip to his favourite dried fruit store and Elinor Portnoy and Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda will be discussing glass craft; while JJ Martin will be hosting a tour of her La Double J boutique (and a delve into mid-to-late 20th century jewellery design).
4-7 April; Casa degli Atellani, Corso Magenta 65; www.airbnb.com
Pictured: Elinor Portnoy’s Marblization series