Salone del Mobile: The best of Milan's annual furniture fair

Spread over 3.7 million square feet of display space, the Salone del Mobile show is the single largest reference point for design aficionados around the world
Curated by: Noor Dasmesh Singh
Published: Apr 21, 2017
Salone del Mobile: The best of Milan's annual furniture fair

Image by : Hermes International

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Eminent architect, urbanist and critic Noor Dasmesh Singh visited the annual furniture fair, Salone del Mobile, held in Milan between April 4-9, 2017. The show, which is the single largest reference point for design aficionados, was spread over 3.7 million square feet of display space at the brimming Rho fairgrounds. Singh traversed over 60 km in five days, hopping from displays, galleries to design districts to palazzos and parties to bring us the best dozen.

Hermes
The French fashion house redefines luxury in the historic venue of La Pelota in Brera district. The aesthetic treatment of the pavilion draws one towards the Mediterranean charm of its lime walls and terracotta flooring. My personal favourite, the earthy materiality is lent by designer Charlotte Macaux Perelman. One of the collections this year Lien D’hermès takes the idea back to the house’s very first métier – as a harness and saddle maker. The design of bridle, stitches and fastenings of the original object become a point of departure for this year. Other collections launched include Équipages D’hermès and Karumi: a range of stools and a bench originally designed by legendary architect Alvaro Siza.  The complete range includes furnishing fabrics, objects, wallpaper range and home textiles by the Italian illustrator Gianpaolo Pagni and others are carried out under the direction of Alexis Fabry and Charlotte Macaux Perelman. The architectural quality of the space creates a much required stunning backdrop to the crafted gorgeous collection.