Housewarming by Fabrica 07.04.15

  • Giorgia Zanellato: Welcome Mirror

  • Daniel Rous: Tea

  • Mariana Fernandes, Silkscreen Post

  • Sam Baron: Bienvenus

  • Tom Fethers: Pieces of Advice

Airbnb has asked designers from the Italian collective to present their interpretations of welcome rituals at Milan's Palazzo Crespi during Salone del Mobile 

Nineteen designers from the Italian collective Fabrica have been asked to interpret various welcome rituals for Airbnb at Milan's Palazzo Crespi.

Giorgia Zanellato gives her take on the paper trays on which Italians serve their guests pastries – her collages are based on the decorative patterns found in the palazzo's rooms. Portuguese designer Mariana Fernandes will be using silkscreen printing to illustrate postcards with facts linking Milan and her home town of Lisbon.

The show also provides a great opportunity to nose around the palazzo itself (below). Not usually open to the public, this spectacular baroque mansion is filled with old masters and often plays host to after-parties during Milan Fashion Week.

Milan Furniture Fair, 14–19 April 2015: Palazzo Crespi, corso Matteotti 1. Click here to register to visit the exhibition  



Riya Patel


Images: Fabrica; Palazzo Crespi

palazzo crespi 2

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