The #Salone17 review

The night Milan came to Alexandria! 

Not everyone could go to Milan, so LightCo, together with Indesign, was the venue for a review of Salone del Mobile 2017. Platters of Italian prosciutto, salamis, Italian Gorgonzola cheeses, breads, antipastos and other delicacies and an outside bar greeted guests. 

A distinguished industry panel discussed their insights, observations and often personal views of the event in an extremely engaging and entertaining way. Featuring multi-disciplinary designer Adele Bates from Melbourne, Todd Hammond of Hammond Studio, Henry Wilson of Studio Henry Wilson, Stephen Todd, Habitus Feature Editor and our own Roy Doron.

The topics included: Technology & Innovation, Design Language, Colour & Materiality, Euroluce & Lighting, Best Stands and What Matters To Oz A+D?

Some highlights discussed on the evening:

Invisible outlines Nendo

‘Invisible outlines’ is the title of Nendo‘s exhibition presented inside the Jil Sander showroom. This installation was not about “selling products”, but more ephemeral. Photo credit: takumi ota

Carla Sozzani – Pierre Cardin Objects

Galleria Carla Sozzani presents Les Sculptures Utilitaires, Pierre Cardin exhibition. Cardin’s futuristic shapes contrast with the traditional wood and lacquer. 

Cassina – 90th anniversary installation

Cassina showcased pieces from the company’s archive and explored what the future might hold for domestic life.

Dimore outdoor and tessuti

The collection for indoor and outdoor, 50s inspired, features bold planes of colour, layered with brass and resin pieces. Photo credit: Paola Pansini

Hermes in Brera

In this collection, Hermes dresses objects like they once dressed horses – when the maison started as saddle-maker.

Vincenzo de Cotiis

The reference to Barocco style. Objects shown combining artistic presence, with modern functionality.

An audience comprising industry professionals thoroughly enjoyed themselves and went home with more than a taste of Milan!


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