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
An inaugural collaboration will see Portuguese platform ExperimentaDesign work with five acclaimed graphic designers (Sagmeister & Walsh, Jonathan Barnbrook, Ian Anderson, Pedro Falcão and Jorge Silva) on stone project ‘Still Motion’ at the Triennale. Using marble and limestone from Portugal, each designer has created a unique graphic piece inspired by topics as diverse as TV’s Black Mirror, El Lissitzky’s paintings and the images found on road signs.
30 March – 9 April; Viale Emilio Alemagna 6; www.primeirapedra.com