27 April 2018

Between Salone and Fuorisalone: the best of Milan Design Week 2018

Salone del Mobile 2018: all you could see at the Milan Design week


Like every year Salone del Mobile opened its door to Milan, welcoming the greatest and most renown Italian furniture design companies at Rho Fiera. At the same time the fair set off a wave of events, exhibition and talks of independent and arising designers which took place in the rest of the city under the name  Fuorisalone (literally “out of Salone”). We confirm this year the fair has been a growing big success, in fact Salone del Mobile registered an increase of 26% of  visitors compared to 2017.


Just one week is always too little, but we dedicated the best of us to discover all the districts: Brera, 5vie, Centrale, ed Università Statale. Here below a list of our favourite installations, which reflect the energy,  and beauty that distinguished this week. Our selection here is short and concise, it does not include the charming work of Swarovski, Diesel Living and Gamfratesi for Alpi, because we are going to have dedicated articles about them.


Variazioni di design at Palazzo Litta


“Il Tempietto nel Bosco” was a spectacular installation of the London based designer Asif Khan. That was followed by a charming Baroque interior from the XVII century, which acted as background to well done projects like le Sfere by Gino Sarfatti, a collaboration between the the company of the designer’s nephew (Alessandro), Astep , and Flos. Also the chairs by Sollos need a special mention, that is a Brazilian brand by Jared Almeida, with an elegant and modern twist.


Louis Vuitton at Palazzo Bocconi


Objet Nomades has been an installation of small objects exhibited at palazzo Bocconi. The fashion brand gave the theme of “skin” to the various designer, which interpreted it brilliantly, and made lamps, pillows and flowers out of it. The flowers were hanging from the ceiling decorating it in a very theatrical way.


Chez Nina


A bespoke interior was designed by the French designer  India Mahdavi for Nilufar gallery, using silk, glass and geometric decorations.


Hay at Palazzo Clerici


The Danish brand became protagonist at Palazzo Clerici, together with  Scholten & Beijing’s and Sonos, highlighted by fluo colours.