Salone del Mobile is Milan’s carnival — a design fair and a social extravaganza on the biggest stage. Now in its 55th year, it just keeps growing: The 2015 fair attracted more than 300,000 visitors to Milan, with more than 370,000 During this year’s INSTALLMENT, which officially began on Tuesday 12th April For 6 days; 4 days for trade customers and 2 for the general public.
Beyond the trade show itself — which is packed with powerhouse design brands and Satellite’s independent young designers — Milan transforms during this week as designers and enthusiasts come from all over the world hoping for a peak of what this year’s design trends will look like. Besides the somewhat disappointing Chinese factory copyists illicitly photographing every intricate furniture detail the Salone del Mobile Milano is our trade fair highlight of our year.
Here are our picks among the happenings during the most important week in design.
Dazzling and Warm World of Cinier! Step into the Cinier stand and you will be simply enchanted by their fabulous LT wall lighting system. More than just mere illumination, this is actually a captivating work of art that uses 600 individual LED lights to completely alter the ambiance of any room in which it sits. Then there is the amazing lineup of Olycale radiators and towel warmers, and of course the artistic Greenor decorative fan coils. This does look more like an exhibition of modern art than a design fair, and that is something you just have to admire!
“Gatto Cucine” Italian Innovation, Quality and Style
Once in a while there is a company stand that shows a company ahead of it’s game and catering for all tastes, Gatto Cucina is that company displaying classic, modern and contemporary styled kitchens that we simply adore.