9 – 14 April 2019 Fiera Milano, Milan
Q&A: Salone del Mobile
As president of the Salone del Mobile, Claudio Luti leads the year’s biggest design event. Founded in 1961, Milan’s international furniture fair is the centrepiece of the sprawling city-wide roster of events that gather under the banner of Milan Design Week. Luti explains what’s new for 2019, the importance of cheerfulness to Salone, and why SaloneSatellite is joining the global food revolution. What’s new at Salone 2019? The way in which design is made is in constant evolution. First, we have a new format for office furniture companies. Secondly, we are presenting S. Project – a new fluid and cross-disciplinary exhibition. It is a space devoted to decorative and technical interior design solutions in complete synergy with the Salone’s other exhibitions: the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Euroluce, Workplace3.0 and SaloneSatellite.
Is anything special planned for the tenth edition of the SaloneSatellite Award? SaloneSatellite celebrates its 22nd edition while the award celebrates its tenth anniversary. The title of SaloneSatellite this year is Food as a Design Object. The slogan echoes the chorus of voices calling for a global food revolution in which design, technology and manual tradition can be combined to meet the challenges of the future. Salone is now well established as a fair with international outposts. What do visitors get in Milan that is unique? The Salone’s uniqueness is the emotion it conveys, transmitting positivity, enthusiasm, initiative and cheerfulness. The Salone is a system of connections, creativity and innovation. Within the space of a week, more than 300,000 people converge. salonemilano.it
5 Apr – 7 April 2019 Offset Dublin The tenth edition of Dublin’s creative festival includes artists and graphic designers Edel Rodriguez, Ariane Spanier, Gillian Hyland and James Victore, plus sound design pioneer Yuri Suzuki – who recently became a partner at Pentagram. The event, popular with students and young graduates, moves to a new venue in the Point Square development. iloveoffset.com
Sauter Von Moos Barbican, London The Miami-based Swiss practice, founded in 2001 by Florian Sauter and Charlotte von Moos, has made its name with proudly referential, yet earthy, eco-modern architecture and a string of collaborations with Herzog & de Meuron. Sauter speaks about the firm’s history and his writings on Louis Kahn and the ‘architectonization of nature’. barbican.org.uk
19 Apr – 21 April 2019 Jonathan González: Lucifer Landing Museum of Modern Art, New York This immersive performance by choreographer Jonathan González is intended to create ‘an interactive model for sustainable living’. The work uses geo-responsive lighting design and a sonic score to respond to the ideas of the CHARAS collective, a 1970s community group in New York based on the ideas of Buckminster Fuller. moma.org iconeye.com