Surface is in Milan for this year’s Salone del Mobile and a packed schedule of related events. All week, we’ll be sorting through the new design work on view and posting the best.
Best of Salone 2017: Part One
The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.By Surface April 05, 2017
Lexus Design Award
Marcel Wanders talks about Moooi’s hotel-themed presentation and introduces his design for a new LED.
Hayon’s aptly named Clown cabinet.
Friedman Benda in collaboration with Beatrice Trussardi.
A table by Paul Cocksedge made from concrete cylinders extracted from the floor of his to-be-demolished East London studio. The table is part of “Excavation: Evicted” a presentation of the designer’s work organized by Friedman Benda in collaboration with Beatrice Trussardi.
In the video above, Paul Cocksedge walks us through the exhibition.
Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine. The duo collaborated with COS on “New Spring,” an installation comprising an artificial tree the blossoms with smoke-filled bubbles. Pictured in the background, it’s situated inside Milan’s historic Cinema Arti.
Scholten & Baijings
Laura Baldassari and Alberto Biagetti with the former’s cardboard cutout.
A cardboard cutout of Atelier Biagetti’s Alberto Biagetti from “God,” the third and final installation in the Italian studio’s exhibition series on contemporary obsessions.
Read our interview with Baldassari and Biagetti.
That’s a wrap!
A scene from Monday night’s party celebrating Paola Navone’s new limited-edition watch design for Swatch. It was held in conjunction with the Milan launch of Tham ma da: The Adventurous Interiors of Paola Navone (Pointed Leaf Press) by Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey.
Take a tour of Navone’s Milan home in this excerpt from the book.