In Fiera Rho, visit the under 35s section, SaloneSatellite, for new talents. For new collections by Driade, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, and other well-known names, head to the Salone Internationale del Mobile.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Centrale is another key place to spot up-and-coming talents. Expect crowds of visitors to be drawn to this legendary tastemaker’s gallery. You will also find contemporary and vintage furniture in the part gallery, part retail space, Orlandi’s cafe around the corner, and a wonderfully tranquil garden in the courtyard.
In Brera, Kvadrat celebrates their first and most iconic fabric, Hallingdal 65, with a selection of international designers asked to reinterpret the classic textile in the sleek Jil Sander showroom. Also look out for Skitsch’s new collection, Forward, and Moroso’s showroom, which will feature an installation by Chinese architect Zhang Ke of Standardarchitecture.
Superstudio Più are back with their “less fair, more museum” concept in the Temporary Museum for New Design. They will present 30 exhibitions, including new collections, young talent, and a solo exhibition entitled Still & Sparkling featuring a collection of crystal objects by Nendo. While you’re in Zona Tortona, also visit new collections from Established & Sons and Cappellini, Cassina and Poltrona Frau.
Finally, in Ventura Lambrate, Lee Broom will install a British pub, RCA celebrates its 175th anniversary, and Jamie Hayón will headline a starting event with his installation Spazio Hayón.
Public Design Festival
While the attention of the Milan Furniture Fair is focused on interior products and spaces, Italian company Esterni has started a parallel event, the Public Design Festival, in order to direct more attention to public space. Young architects and designers tackle neglected spaces and questions of urban rehabilitation with a variety of programming and competitions. This year’s PDF will mostly reside in Cascina Cuccagna, an abandoned 17th-century farmhouse surrounded by the tall apartment blocks of Porta Romana, and aims to raise awareness of the design of public spaces.