The Milan Furniture Fair, or rather Salone del Mobile, is probably the biggest and best furniture and design fair in the world. Taking place each April, product designers and furniture makers from around the world congregate in Milan for the design week.
There’s a huge range on show each year – from the latest furniture by the large manufacturers to prototype and exhibition pieces by smaller designers. And the exhibition isn’t always furniture as such – there’s a dazzling mix of concept installations, art, sculpture and yes, a few hundred chairs too.
As well as the furniture fair, this year was also Euroluce – the lighting design fair which takes place every other year. So among the furniture there were also wonderful lighting products and design concepts.
One thing that always stands out at Milan though is fun!
Here’s our first instalment of some of the most beautiful – and fun – things from this year’s fair…
The fabulous Pouf Characters by Lyk Carpet x Unique Factory for Lyk Carpet
Cute and playful Rondo tables by Debonademeo
Lamps by Elena Salmistraro for Torremato / Il Fanale
This is the Leto Collection of copper basins by Xavier Dupuy and Laurent Besseas for Bassines
Ripped Carpet by Daniel Nikolovski and Danu Chirinciuc for Kabinet
The Gogan sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso
The Symbolic Room – “a sanctuary for introspection” – by Atelier Aveus for Martina Gamboni
The gorgeous Softspace #6 textile wall hanging by Marie Schumann
Shirudo tables by Elisa Honkanen for Mingardo
The Tides installation by Wang Soderstrom x Kwangho Lee for Noroo
Sculptural vessels from the Low Tide Collection, again by Wang Soderstrom x Kwangho Lee
Wireline lighting by Formafantasma for Flos
I’ll post another instalment of highlights next week…