We look back at the annual design festival in Milan and, especially, at the Salone de Mobile Milano. The huge exhibition centre with its numerous halls of furniture and associated interior products is amplified by the Fuorisalone, a massive, almost indigestible myriad of external design events and installations. It’s the place to predict the imminent design future.
Image: Teotro Albers, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation with AMO, Installation view. Image courtesy of Natasha Stanglmeye.
This year textile figured unusually prominently, not just with new collections by corporations and independents alike, but intriguingly with textile inspired by art and/or making socially conscious points. This approach was encapsulated in Teatro Albers, the installation by The Albers Foundation in conjunction with AMO. As well as showing large scale room dividers based on Annie Albers pieces originally created for her solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1949, the show emphasised the experimental and process driven nature of Annie and Josef Albers’ work.
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