Design Fairs MILAN DESIGN WEEK 09-14 April 2019 Milan, Italy www.salonemilano.it
Milan Design Week comprises so many parts and events it is hard to sum it up in one review—hence why this issue of the magazine is bursting with new collections and designs that were showing in April. Design permeates every part of the city from shop windows to the mammoth fair that is Salone del Mobile, where there were numerous gems to be found.
Kristiina Lassus was a new addition to the fair with an elegant stand shared with Swedish furniture brand Articles. Nearby, Amini’s impressive new collections included wool and silk pile rugs by fashion designer Antonio Marras. At the Marras showroom another collection of intriguing rugs for Amini comprised 13 flatweaves woven in Afghanistan and then embroidered by skilled artisans in Sardinia, something very unique! Also exciting and aesthetically different was Patricia Urquiola’s Nuances Collection for GAN. Made of a stitched wool and a viscose felt base, the differently-shaped rugs and poufs fit together to make curated spaces.
In the rest of the show I liked Moret’s soft and slightly shaggy yet graphic Sior rug design by Diego Chilò, Cocarde by Cristina Celestino for Illulian and, on the stand of Zeitraum, the dynamic Medley rug by Lyk Carpet, who also showed in Palazzo Clerici. Thibault Van Renne impressed the crowds with fine Savonnerie and Maximalism designs in a grand setting while nanimarquina looked to the concept of wellbeing in a new collection by Ilse Crawford (see News) and the wonderfully textural Capas collection by Mathias Hahn. Alizarina Silva’s Rug San Blas design for By Kamy and Andrey Budko’s felt tiger rug Hear my Roooar were fun additions to the SaloneSatellite section for young designers.
As well as being constructed out of reusable and recyclable plastic, cc-tapis’s stand had numerous fantastic new designs, including Feathers by Maarten De Ceulaer (see Hotlist) and Patricia Urquiola’s Fordite. COVER 54, guest-edited by the brand, was given away on the stand and at the