Last week we were in Milan, during the Salone del Mobile. This is one of the most important furniture fairs and we were very proud to be presenting our work there! We joined the Dutch presentation 'Masterly - the Dutch in Milano'. This presentation, organized by Nicole Uniquole, was located in a beautiful palazzo in the center of Milano. All the products presented were of Dutch origin and most of them had a link with craftsmanship or were handmade. This was the first time in 40 years palazzo Francesco Turati was open for the public so a lot of people wanted to see the stunning old rooms. Sometimes there were 3 lines, one outside, one in the courtyard (filled with Dutch tulips) and one before these old rooms! For those who could not visit, we will show you what the presentation looked like below.
|the line outside the entrance of Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|Dutch tulips in the courtyard|
|These tulips were a gift for the Milan people and given on the last sunday of the exhibition|
|the staircase of Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|our vases in one of the modern rooms of Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|our carved vase triangles with in the background photography of Rachel Dubbe|
|our vases & tiles|
|our wicked lamps in Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|the catalogue of Masterly - the Dutch in Milano|
|one of the old rooms in Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|modern design in the old rooms of Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|see through to the flower paintings of Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder|
|everybody had to wear white socks to protect the wooden floor|
|stunning decorations all over these old rooms in Palazzo Francesco Turati|
|Our picture was in 'la Repubblica' one of the biggest newspapers in Italy!|
There were 125 designers and companies presenting their work in this presentation, ranging from furniture, jewellery, lighting, textile design, wallpaper, ceramics, glassware and even bikes. We will show you some other lovely work below.
|ceramics by Babs Haenen|
|lovely glass designed by Carina Riezebos|
|beautiful prints of Studio Haeser / World of Charisma|
We had some time to explore other exhibitions as well. During the Salone de Mobile there are loads of presentations in unexpected locations in town. In some areas they are grouped together (like in Ventura Lambrate, Zona Tortona), some are in very special locations somewhere hidden in the city. The fun thing is that some of them are only open for public during this week. Some presentations are very big and almost overwhelming, some are very small but evenly impressive. We will show you some of our highlights below.
|the presentation of Moooi, an experience in itself!|
|Bird lamps at the Moooi presentation|
|The big bubble coloured edition by Alex de Witte|
|Kassiewijle presentation with huge flowers / Visser & Meijwaard|
|presentation of intentionally boring office furniture by Lensvelt|
|the most important hour of the day :) / clock by Lensvelt|
|Cor Unum presentation|
|'ice flower' by studio Wieki Somers for Thomas Eyck|
|presentation of 2016/ Arita - Kine'emon Toen & Kueng Caputo|
|2016 / Arita - Scholten & Baijings|
We had a very inspirational week! We met loads of lovely people and saw amazing things (in those few hours we had left to see things our selves) Hopefully you have enjoyed our short report as well! Hope to be back next year!