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10 April 2013

Milan Furniture Fair | Interiors of Tomorrow

Yesterday marked the start of the Milan Furniture Fair, a pioneer event that showcases a spectrum of architectural and interior design talent. Running until the 14th April, the furniture fair is considered a leading venue for the display of contemporary products and the re-imaginings of classic pieces. Spread across the modish Italian city, designers takeover an eclectic range of spaces including garages, local shops and gardens. 

An area near 

Converted  garage used as a design space  

Attending the opening day, our CEO Simon Burstein was excited to discover a multitude of young talent that caught his eye; here is his selection of the best

VENTURA LAMBRATE | MINDCRAFT13

Curated by Kasper Salto and Thomas Sigsgaard, MINDCRAFT aims to show the 'key moments in the design process that lead to a finished work; carefully combining professional craft competence and an in-depth understanding of materials and storytelling'.

Light sculpture by Astrid Krogh

'Travelling in another Dolce Vita' - Electric powered scooter 

The  Recession Chair 

Relatives by Rasmus Bækkel Fex

Relatives by Rasmus Bækkel Fex

(IN)VISIBLE DESIGN | 100 STORIES FROM THE FUTURE AND BEYOND

The (In)visible design exhibition investigates a world overpopulated by signs, products, images and experiences and showcases 26 projects by international designers and artists engaged in studying the frontiers of the invisible. 

(In)visible design

 Dominic Wilcox GPS Shoes

 Dominic Wilcox GPS Shoes

 MAESTRILAND.COM 

The phallic creations of Maestriland.com 

 Johnny Cabinet

I Love Jesus Table 


 MARTIN MARTIN BJÖRNSON

  Oversized cotton Bobbin's by Martin Martin Björnson

 Oversized cotton Bobbin's by Martin Martin Björnson


SPAZIO ORLANDI

Previously the location for old Tie factory, Spazio Orlandi now houses a hip workspace for budding designers. 

 The Courtyard 

Showroom 

UNIVERSITÀ LA STATALE 

Università La Statale 

Eyewear brand Safilo took part in the 'Interiors' section of the Salone del Mobile in the gardens of the University for the first time with a special project under the direction of the architect Michele De Lucchi. 

 “Prying eyes” by Safilo 

“Prying eyes” by Safilo 

Dimore Studio is one of Italy's most prominent design studios; home to the show room of architects and interior designers Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci. Our CEO Simon Burstein fell in love with the Gorlan carpets and sense of 50's chic.


MARNI | ABI-TANTI. THE MIGRATING MULTITUDE 
Viale Umbria 42, Milan

Italian design house and Browns favourite Marni has the please of hosting and participating in the 'Abi-Tanti' project. The project alludes to the idea that 'many people have not been registered, born nomads and stateless. They come from faraway and mysterious places to silently invade spaces'. 


Marni | Abi-Tanti. The Migrating Multitude 

 Marni | Abi-Tanti. The Migrating Multitude 

 Marni | Abi-Tanti. The Migrating Multitude 


KARL LAGERFELD 

Karl Lagerfeld’s photographs of iconic designs like Gio Ponti’s 699 Superleggera chair were displayed at Cassina showroom in the heart of Milan. 

Gio Ponti’s 699 Superleggera Chair 

WALLPAPER* HANDMADE BY LECLETTICO

Design publication Wallpaper* teamed up with L'eclettico (a curious gallery founded
by Claudio Loria) to display some of the most exciting talent at the furniture fair. 


Designer Claudio Loria

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