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fuorisalone and potholes…

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…

crossing the iron bridge to Tortona

one of a series of interventions by the pothole gardener

people watching…albeit a bit blurry

Other posts from previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

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reflections…

Mirrors and reflections from the Milan Salone, 2011:

crazy tron/disney/corian landscape

recycled materials by controprogetto

foyer of Teatro Manzoni

Wallpaper installation in Montenapoleone

foyer of Teatro Manzoni

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

salone di milano 2011

“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:

chairs…


click on any of the above to get a better view

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.

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

salone5…

Final post about previous salones…if  i remember correctly, all the following images are all from a selection of Japanese exhibitors from the Triennale at the 2009 salone in Milan:

moss pod gardens

water repellent fabric

“please do not touch”

this was fun to watch for a wee bit; robot cubes with sensors that anticipate and move in accordance with an individual’s footsteps, creating a moving footpath…

salone3…

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:

enough said…

salone 2009