Across the iron bridge to the Tortona district of Milan. Am here for the annual occupation of Milan by all things design, otherwise known as the Salone…well am here for the Fuorisalone, the less official fringe which opens up spaces citywide to artists and designers to showcase their wares. I try to catch it every year…anyway the next lot of posts will be from here…
“Nice Ball’ by Paola Pivi (bloody terrible title!)
Lots of posts to follow about the Salone, a city-wide furniture and design fair held in Milan every year. Could not go last year because of a certain pesky volcano in Iceland…Reminds me a bit of Edinburgh during the festival when suddenly you get to peek inside every nook and cranny of the city that is otherwise closed to you. Best thing about the Salone though is it’s all free (if you avoid the vast but tedious “official” Salone in the city outskirts of Rho)
Some things i saw:
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Taken in the one of the courtyards of the Milan Università Statale
Chair made from rolled up newspaper, part of a Chinese installation, from the China Redstar Design Award.
Just a brief post on an object of extreme desire on my part; the CP Company’s wonderful 1000m Goggle Jacket (car endurance racing jacket), also on display at the 2009 salone in Milan (see previous posts here and here)…and i want it: