The 54th edition of Salone Del Mobile will open its doors at the Rho Fiera Milano Fairgrounds. Quality and innovation, along with a wide range of goods, are the ingredients that make Salone such an unmissable event. With over 2,000 exhibitors, more than 200,000 m2 of exhibition space and thousands of products making their market debut, Salone Del Mobile attracts more than 300,000 visitors from over 160 countries. We bring you our round-up of what to watch out for….
Arper is displaying its new collections, inspired by its Work/Life and Soft Technology concepts, meeting the demands of the ever-evolving home and office. Launches include acoustic wall modules that reduce extraneous noise, fully customisable task chairs, curvaceous plastic seating and a sleek wooden table, as well as an exciting new design by Jean-Marie Massaud.
British furniture brand Ercol is presenting its collaborations with two internationally renowned designers as well as updated versions of classic designs from the 1950s, and new contemporary furniture. Nest, a range of two sofas designed by Paola Navone, blends Ercol’s signature style of shaped and steam-bent beech with the renowned designer’s cool, clean lines; Tomoko Azumi will launch a new dining chair and the new Marino occasional chair, designed by Dylan Freeth of the Ercol design studio, will also be seen for the first time.
Barber & Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are unveiling a new lounge chair in collaboration with Knoll, a series of glass tables and cabinets with Glasitalia, as well as new pieces to accompany their 2014 collection for Vitra.
For the first time, Kartell are introducing new works by Alessandro Mendini. Kartell will also show new products from Antonio Citterio, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini and Philippe Starck. The first Kartell Fragrance collection, featuring candles, home sprays and diffusers designed by Ferruccio Laviani, will also be on display.
Stellar Works is presenting A Cabinet of Curiosity, designed by Neri & Hu, at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. A Cabinet of Curiosity is an exploration of the seven deadly sins in object form, with seven objects each representing a sin and placed inside a cabinet, all designed by Neri & Hu. There will also be an experiential element to the exhibition, with guests encouraged to confess their own sins, and seal those confessions inside envelopes, which will then become part of the installation.
For more information, go to www.salonemilano.it.