Friday, April 15, 2011

Milano's Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011

Milan has long been regarded as one of the international capitals of industrial and modern design, as well as one of the world’s most influential cities in fashion. The host of FieraMilano, Salone del Mobile and Milan Fashion Week, and the home of Teatro alla Scala and the iconic Milan Cathedral, the Milan’s steeped history in design makes it one of the most important hubs of creativity in the world.

Despite its common label as a furniture fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile has become much more: most importantly, it has become a key event in the luxury calendar where furniture manufacturers and luxury brands look to showcase their creativity and innovation, and where the world’s most influential designers, journalists and professionals converge to discuss and analyse the latest technologies, materials and trends.

Your incognitio Expat reporter went to tour the exhibition yesterday and indulged in a world of luxury and design. Here are but a few impressions I wished to share with you.

Benvenuti to the fair grounds!

That's me...

I'll have one of those as my vault please!

What a spectacular stand wall

Ahh, which one to choose???

Recycling is in....a chair made of cardboard!

A boy's dream bedroom...Forza Italia!

Delicate lighting

Heavens above

I wonder if those ballons would fit in my living room?

Philippe comment needed

Looks interesting....

...let's take a closer look.

Did you know Christian Lacroix produced furniture and mosaics? 

My favourite furniture brand: Kartell

Missoni's retreat

Scandinavian design for a change

Delicate design

We like glitter!

One funky mirror

Expat boy would love one of those please!

Original and groovy stand

The new Fiat 500 is the item to have in Europe

Pink delight

Feminine chic


GutsyWriter said...

Having been born in Copenhagen to a Danish mom and now in California, I still miss the European style and flair for furniture. The Scandinavians have so much creativity, as do the Italians.

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