As attendees and exhibitors recover from last week’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, we present a few of the displays around the city and on the fairgrounds, including booth designs, student work, special exhibitions, and of course, the new products that will appear in projects around the world in the year to come. Stay tuned in future issues of Record and SNAP for more of what we found at the show.
This year was the 51st edition of the Salone del Mobile.
Large light boxes were a trend in several booths.
The Gaber booth.
The Carl Hansen & Son booth had a demonstration on the making of the Wishbone Chair.
Carl Hansen & Son booth.
The Morelato booth.
Orange legs were a trend in the Bonaldo booth.
The Bonaldo booth.
The Porada booth.
This carved wood car stopped traffic at the Riva 1920 booth.
The Living Divani booth.
The Moroso booth.
The Kartell booth used a predominately black background along with videos of the designers discussing their work. Shown here is the Audrey Soft chair by Piero Lissoni.
Many booths had a garden theme, including DeCastelli.
Brunner's booth was one of the most stunning displays at the show. The images were made of small white signage letters.
Detail of the brunner booth.
At the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne booth, student Christophe Guberan displayed Hydro-Fold, a water-based printing technique that turns flat paper into a self-forming 3D object.
it took about two minutes for these pieces to self-fold after they came out of the printer.
A "horizontal shower" at the Dornbracht booth.
A display called "The Third Life of Wood" showcased designs made with used wine barrel wood.
SodaStream launched its new design by Yves Behar at an impressive exhibit by Tom Dixon at the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST).
A interactive performance at MOST called La Cura, by Studio Toogood, was a calming distraction from the show.
The Molo Design display at MOST cheered up a otherwise gloomy week.
A stop along Via Tortona on the Thursday evening of the show.
An oversized table at the Established & Sons exhibit.
All photos by Rita Catinella Orrell.