Milan Design Week – the Oscars of Design!
Oh my goodness and what a show it put on! It was my first time attending the fair and I was blown away! I was in total design heaven! I think I had 22,000 photos on my phone already (yes you read that right 22k! – mostly of houses…oh and my family here and there!!). After my trip I’d clocked up to around 26,500!!!!!! If you are one of my followers on Instagram or Facebook, you will have seen many photos coming through. How amazing do they look 😍
To give you a bit of an idea – Milan Design week also known as Salone Del Mobile kicked off in 1961 to promote the best in Italian furniture design and accessories. Now, it’s a global event and a big deal! It’s the largest trade fair of its kind in the world, where exhibitors showcase the latest and greatest trends of furniture, lighting and other homewares including colours, materials and an array of products within the Design and Furniture Industry.
Every second year it is Eurocucina and Eurobagno (Kitchens and Bathrooms) which I would have loved to have seen, but unfortunately for me that’s next year. Although I was lucky enough to visit Boffi and Salvatori in Milan City which had some incredible designs and finishes on display.
It’s a six day event, with a couple of days open to the public held at the most enormous exhibition halls on the outskirts of Milan, although the entire city transforms, but there are a number of must-visit Design Districts including Brera and Lambrate.
I was so eager to see as much as I could in the short time I had there (whilst my wonderful mother very kindly looked after my two children in England), so I arrived the day before the Fair started and walked a short distance from the centre to the Brera District for the exclusive open night to take a sneak peek at some of the wonderful designs, whilst enjoying the complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres, just to make the experience even more amazing!
Take a look at some of the photos and see for yourself the incredible designs that will no doubt be arriving on Australia’s shores over the coming years. Enjoy!