From 7 to 22 April, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the FuoriSalone or together "The Milan Design Week 2012", were held from 17 to 22 April. Interior design professionals and addicts from around the world were gearing up to the greatest home furnishing exhibition at the moment. The Milan Design Week is the design event of the year, and if you want to build a name for your self, or count at all in the international design world... this is "The event" to exhibition your work. And that shows... with more than 2500 exhibitors and with more than 200.000 square metres of exhibition space, a lot to see and ground to be grasped and for those who hadn't the time or the opportunity to go.. we made sure to do a overview with the newest designs and all that is showing and got our daring eye. Let start with a bit of information about the The Milan Design Week.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile was held for the 51st time. New this year was the special Saloni for bathrooms, kitchens and furnishing accessories so well as the Satellite expo where 750 talents under the age of 35 showed there creative and innovative designs. The hole event is enormous, the activities where located in 5 itineraries, which integrate whole districts into creativity and there where special created showrooms next to the residential shops and workshops to attend to. There was a abundance of stunning art, performances and amazing installations all located in the centre of Milan. Fresh and daring according to Salone del Mobile it self; "it’s the fringe festival of the trade fair and fine art". This year they made it possible for public to visit this event to days in state of one, "the public is getting more and more involved in design and that was our idea behind it to open it the whole weekend". Explains Salone the Mobile to D'SIGN magazine. "People want to make there own opinion about design and what they want to use it in there home and environment".
And like each year, a large number of Dutch designers travels to Milan to present their latest designs. Our Dutch Designer, Premesela was supporting and promoting Dutch design and fashion during the Milan design week. With the exhibition "Spring" consisting the work of 30 Dutch designers. And a symposium with Hella Jongerius and breakfast meetings with the possibility to discus design where a huge success. All with all there a number of 176 Dutch furniture designers and brands presenting there work during the Milan design week. Because the Milan design week is so enormous, it's hard to maintain an overview, and not enough space or time to let you see everything of this event. But we have tried to show you the highlights. And you know why you have to go next year.
Designer/architect Andy Martin will be showing a table
that can be modified by the user.
By inserting colour plugs into a grid.