As a part of Milan Design Week, the 58th edition of Salone del Mobile took off at the Milan Fairgrounds in Rho on April 8. The world’s largest design show opened its doors to design enthusiasts from all the over as it exhibited creations of art, fashion, and architecture. Below is our round-up of the installations that stood out.
Dimore Studio for Dior
Dior Maison unveiled 14 exclusive collections designed by the Milan-based Dimore Studio at Casa degli Atellani. The collection featured a blend of various metals like gold, silver, steel and bronze across a range of objects including candelabras, trays, frames, place settings, as well as vases imprinted with Dior’s signature cannage pattern. The collection is available to purchase only by special order over the next year.
Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades and Zanellato/Borttoto
At the Palazzo Serbelloni, Louis Vuitton displayed its Objets Nomades collections, both new and previous editions re-purposed in new colors and materials. The fashion house added the Italian design duo Zanellato/Bortotto to its line-up of designers like the Campana brothers, India Mahdavi, Patricia Urquiola, and Marcel Wanders. Zanellato/Bortotto made their debut with a mandala room divider made of overlapping metal circles mounted on a marble base, and braided with strips of Louis Vuitton leather in muted greys, pinks and blues.
Etro unveiled their new home collection based on nomadism and mythology inspired by travels to India and Western Asia. The collection included furniture like armchairs, sofas, beds, tables, and dressers in warm browns as well as the brand’s classic fabrics and Paisley print.
Bottega Veneta Arco bag
Bottega Veneta announced an exclusive early release of its new Arco bag in advance of the official Pre Fall 2019 launch. Available in four sizes and neutral colors, the bag is made from a new type of French calfskin and bonded with suede. Some feature the brand’s famed intrecciato leather weaving technique while the non-woven versions have a distinctive grainy texture and soft shine.
Versace joined forces with interior designer Sasha Bikoff and artist Andy Dixon to create a line of line of furnishings inspired by the brand’s 90s fashion advertising campaigns. Exhibited at Via Gesù, the installation featured a brightly colored neon-lit space adorned with metallics and palm leaves.