Salone del Mobile 2015

Salone Del Mobile is the largest event in the world related to furniture design. I have attended for the past 3 years and it never ceases to amaze me the unique furniture and accessories that designers keep creating. I truly was inspired this year and of course, I found a trend: BLACK! It was used throughout the expo as a key component to highlight notable pieces.

This week long design celebration is the Mecca for all design enthusiasts. Here you see the fusion between fashion and interior where luxury brands such as Hermes and Etro expand their horizons into furniture, décor and fabric. Their style translates perfectly into the realm of home décor creating a true lifestyle brand, this complements all aspects of ones life.

Here are some of my favorite moments during the numerous exhibitions

My favorites stands/stores in Fuorisalone 

Home                 Alessi, Alivar, l'Arabesque, Arcade, Armani/Casa, Azucena, B&B Italia &Maxalto, Bisazza (Mosaic), Bredaquaranta- furniture design center, Boffi, Bottega Veneta, Bredaquaranta, Cappellini, Cassina,Ceccotti collezioni, Collage, De Padova, DL Decor, Driade, Elite, Etro Home, Faces by Kinnasand, Fornasetti, Gessi, Glas Italia, Henge, Kartell, Made.com, Magis, Marimekko, Meggreen luxury wood works, Meridiani, Moooi, Molteni & C/Dada,  Moroni Gamma, Moroso,  Paola C., Paola Lenti, Piet Boon Collection, Poltrona Frau, Record è Cucine, Rick Owens Furniture, Rita Fancsaly, Rimadesio, Robertaebasta, Rubelli- Donghia, Sawaya & Moroni, Sfera, Spazzio Pontaccio, Tom Dixon, Unopiù, Villa Meissen, Zanotta 

Lighting          Artemide, Flos, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Luceplan

Fabrics             Altai, C&C Milano, Christian Fischbacher, Colefax & Fowler,  Dedar, Eco Contract & Eco Design, Effeitalia, Ege Carpets, Elitis, Hermes, Ivano Redaelli, Jannelli & Volpi, Kasthall, Kinnasand, Kvadrat, Lisa Corti, Moooi, Nodus & Alchymia, Nube Italia, Omexco, Pratesi, Ruckstuhl Italia, Sahco & Ulf Moritz, Society Limonta, Stepevi, Surcanape, Vescom, Zimmer +Rohde.

SALONE

DePadova, Cassina, Cappellini, Emeco, Kettal, Serralunga, Magis, Vitra, Knoll, Molteni & C., Roda, Edra, Lapalma, Kartell, Missoni Home, Alotof + Campana, Tribu, Tina Menardi, Diesel Living, Henge, Bla Station, Bross, Driade, Opinion Ciatti, Casamania, Citco by Zaha Hadid, Amore Smack, E15, Normann Copenhagen, Karl Anderson & Soner, Nanimarquia, Natuzzi, Classicon, Stua, Valsecchii918, Offecct, Schema,Mattiazzi, Bontempi, Casa International, Corvasse, Palazzo,  MIDJ in Italy, Tekhne, Co Edizioni, Chairs & more, Itlas collezione i massivi, Veneziano by Guglielmo Zanette, Sangiacomo, Ronda Design, Papatya, Chantal Thomass pour Rometti, O&G Contract, Ditre Italia, Ton, Naos, Alf + Da Fre Italia, Coco-Mat, Apadatos, Domitalia, Zanotta, Bolon, Casamania, Emmemobili,  Tacloban Prevails. 

If you are planning on staying in Milan at some point here are some good references:

RESTAURANTS

La piccola cucina di Luca e Andrea, Taverna del borgo antico, Sushi B Milano, Farage, Don Lisander, Larte, Savini, Luini, Cioccolat Italiana, Terrazza Aperol, Biffi, Noor shisha lounge & food.

NIGHTLIFE

Circle, Cavalli Club, Armani Club

SHOPPING

Michele lopriore, Rick Owens, Bottega Quattro, Labitino Easy Chic, Elizabetta Franchi, Miroglio, Pinko, Ermenegildo Zegna, Larusmiani, Ma Maison (shoes), Mila Schön

Galeria Vittorio Emanuele, Rinascente (near the Cathedral, probably one of the best department stores in Italy)

Streets: Via Manzoni, Via Monte Napoleone, Corso Giacomo Matteotti, Corso Venezia, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.

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