Monday, April 17, 2017

Report from Milan number 1



 
Fairground

Here I am... still in Milan and still recovering from the amazing whirlwind of the Design Week, an event that sees hundreds of thousands people visiting from all over the world.
When I started going to the so called Salone del Mobile decades ago...it was still in the city and it was quite small but in all these years it has grown so much that it is now at the relatively new Fair site, in the outskirt of Milan.

 Casa degli Atellani

The past twenty years has seen also the birth of the "Fuori Salone" with a growing miriad of events around the city, day and night.   First it was zona Tortona, near the Navigli, then more and more areas of Milan got involved to the point that it is impossible to visit and participate to all events in town.
Perhaps if you have lots of energy, excellent shoes or a car with a driver...you can see half of the installations!
Just browsing in advance the program and editing the invites is a major job!
Having said that...it is a marvelous experience and Milan is at its best, this year particularly the weather was fantastic.

How can I START describing the amazing variety of exhibitions and most important  (for my readers) how can I STOP talking about I Saloni, I will have to discipline myself and choose just a few highlights.

Dutch Design Pavilion



Masterly-the Dutch in Milan was a very interesting installation in one of the most beautiful buildings of Milan, Palazzo Turati, a Neo-Renaissance palace built around 1870 by Count Francesco Turati in the heart of the city, the recently restored Sale Nobili saw a dialogue between selected designers and 17th century Dutch paintings.


 


 A detail of the carved and gilded ceiling


 Details of a mirror


Contemporary lights

 Iren Van Vliet luxurious textiles 


Freuden Thal/Verhagen contemporary art

Dutch designers, artisan producers and design agencies presented themselves in the centre of Milan with the best design and artisan craftsmanship the Netherlands has to offer.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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 Salone del Mobile.Milano 2017 - ADV campaign

It is that time of year again, when hundred of thousands interior designers, architects, or simply people passionate about design gather in Milan from allover the world.
Il Salone del Mobile, also called Design Week, already in its 56th edition, will start April 4th and will continue till April 9th.

I have reported many times about this fantastic week of design and you can search my Blog for different articles on I Saloni, so stay tuned...I will post again my own pictures while there.



And then there is the Fuori Salone, (or Outside Salone) with hundreds of installations and events around the city, so many happenings, day and night, to follow... to the point that even if exhilarated I am already overwhelmed by the calendar.
 Many events will take place in historic buildings with the juxtaposition of classic architecture and contemporary furniture, what not to love?

 Palazzo Litta 


 Palazzo Turati courtyard


 Palazzo Turati inside


The most difficult task at this point is to edit and edit and edit, since every day and every evening there are at least 30 places where I should or I would like to be at the same time.
I don't have that gift...yet, so I need to decide in advance where to go and of course leave some space for spontaneous decisions.
 
This year I am also particularly interested in being there also for the launch of new lines of furniture by Scarlet Splendour who I represent as an ambassador.
The new creations will be launched at the iconic showroom of Rossana Orlandi...

but that is another story and another post!


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