Salone del Mobile 2015
Every year, the Salone del Mobile in Milan exposes the latest in furniture and interior design. From the sleek leather at Louis Vuitton, to Belgian minimalism over at Martin Margiela, the salone explores the relationship between fashion, interiors and cutting edge art and design.
Photo by GIULIO GHIRARDI
Designers like Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec showed off their particular brand of industrial chic, whilst Max Lamb presented his ‘exercises in seating’ in which he presents “any object I’ve ever made since 2006”, a conceptual exploration into different materials and different forms of manufacture.
Marble was a particular star of the show, no longer content with adorning Italian palaces and Californian seventies mansions, it showed it’s versatility as the prime ingredient in several minimalistic and utilitarian pieces such as tables, chairs, floors, objects and cutting boards, and wallpapers with Calico Wallpaper deserving a special mention for their exquisite papers.
The Memphis genre of design also crept into several pieces including the ‘Drunken lamp and side table’ by Lee Broom. The Memphis movement, perhaps most famous for the Tahiti lamp by Ettore Sottsass, was more than welcomed back to it’s city of birth.
Finally those fashion designers who apply the same aesthetic to furniture as they do to their clothing and accessories leave your heart bleeding for more.
If the smooth brass, glorious marble and decadent leather aren’t enough to give you a serious case of envy then you are a saint worthy of Milan’s Duomo itself!