Each April, Milan plays host to the sprawling Salone del Mobile design fair and attendant satellite fairs and events; for the past few years, we've dispatched our trusty correspondent Rafael de Cárdenas, principle of Architecture at Large in New York, to offer some can't-miss recommendations.
Milan's legendary design week, Salone del Mobile, and its many satellite fairs were only mildly cursed by rain this year—as is, at this point, to be expected.
Salone Del Mobile, Milan's premiere furniture fair, was cursed this year by torrential rains that caused even the most stalwart design enthusiast (me) to think twice about heading out into the fair in the Rho neighborhood, much less commuting to the more avant garde exhibitions far-away at Lambrate. Shoes wet nonetheless, some of the standouts for me were exhibited by some of the more established larger companies.
This past week, Salone del Mobile took Milan and furniture lovers by storm. The bulk of Salone takes place in the convention center, Fiera Rho, but as with anything, it's the off-the-beaten-path exhibitions that are worth the schlep to Milan. Here's architect Rafael de Cárdenas and Interview's rundown.