Milan Design Week/Fuorisalone/Salone del Mobile 2015 – Part One

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We have anticipated this event more than any other this year, ever since the dates were revealed…and the hype wasn’t for nothing, Milan has shown its brightest face once again! We only had a few days though, and this event is just simply too big a bite, was impossible to keep up with the plan. We tried our best anyway, so here comes our photo diary which sadly won’t reflect the experience in its true self, yet consists of fragments that we like to think is worth to share!

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Instead of jumping into the real crowd at Salone del Mobile, we kicked off at Zona Tortona to see what our favourite part of Milan has to offer! Living up to its name, the exhibitors were thinking here in a creative, installation-like way, obviously had a totally diferent vibe than the fair afterwards.

Seems like Lexus had gone artsy in the past years, their installation called ’The journey of the senses’ was one of the absolute highlights of the whole event! Poor pictures though, it was way too dark in there! (For better quality check the videos on their website!)

Not far from there we bumped into a great selection of works designed by French talents at the next venue of Fuorisalone, proving that we may be in the design capital, but France is not to forget!

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Materials Village was an outdoor event placed at Superstudio Piu, the most visited location at Fuorisalone.

The booth of Turkish Ceramics was small but creative, placing a „telescope” in front of the ceramics showed that those patterns may have a history reaching back thousands of years, but still have many faces to discover. Not to mention that we are rabid fans of anything Turkish!

The 3D wallpapers of the French upholstery fabric and wall covering company Élitis was something that you have to see for yourself, photos here are quite useless again…discover their website to see the whole collection!

Last but not least, IVANKA’s installation was something truly unexpected! Sure, a Hungarian brand is always close to our hearts, but the idea of combining a material so heavy and raw like concrete with gentle sounds as you are touching them made their exhibition site outstanding and really enjoyable for the visitors.

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We had no much time for the Superdesign Show, after snapping a few photos and have a little rest at their lounge we had to run back to the city center because we had an invitation to the official Euroluce opening party at the Artemide Corso Monforte Showroom.

The pictures speak for themselves, after checking out the newest lighting collection of the brand, the crowd and the cat-fight at the bar chased us to Zona Brera to end the day, where my camera couldn’t follow us…

Stay tuned for Part Two, Salone del Mobile pictures are coming soon!


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