Friday, May 1, 2015

Fairs | Milano, Salone del Mobile

Salone del Mobile, Milan's annual fair showcasing the world's latest in the furnishing sector, took place earlier this month at the fair grounds just outside of the city center. Often more interesting though is Fuorisalone, a series of events and exhibits that take places in various neighborhoods throughout Milan during the week of Salone.

In the Fuorisalone district of Tortona, Moooi was one of the larger and more frequented exhibits. Marcel Wanders, along with the co-founders of WantedDesign, hosted an event to update the press on the opening of Moooi's New York showroom and the programming for WantedDesign, which will take place from May 15 to 18.

Also in Tortona, a ceramic collection designed by Piero Lissoni:

On the opposite side of Milan is Ventura Lambrate, one of the newer and more "alternative" districts of Fuorisalone.

One of the companies that grabbed my attention was Wood-Skin, who collaborated with the MIT Self Assembly Lab to develop products such as the table and bookshelf shown below:

Then of course there was the fair itself: