We are still sorting through our 1,271 images gathered at and around Salone del Mobile in Milan last month. It is a huge furnishings show held annually at Fiera, a complex containing more than 20 adjoining football field-size halls. In addition, the Brera design district in the heart of Milan and a host of locations around the city mount fabulous exhibits.
There is a lot of walking and schlepping around involved, so naturally, the first and most important consideration for attendance at the show is the selection of shoes we will wear! We have learned to opt for comfort because of the 15,000 steps as recorded on my assistant Melissa’s Fit Bit.
It can be slow going navigating through the thousands of people attending the show from all over the world.
We are always looking for evidence of Pantone’s Color of the Year, and this year’s color, Greenery, was in evidence—many show participants got the memo, not only in product, but also in design of exhibit spaces.
We saw many variations on the shade that captured the essence of the color family.
We begin our walking and photographing in the Satellite, the area where new designers show what prove to be very innovative usages of technology, materials, and, of course, color. There is a fresh sense of fun and adventure coming from students and budding entrepreneurs. Here are some favorites that caught our eye.
After the Satellite, we walk through each hall taking photos that we feel show interesting and intriguing products and settings. We are especially en pointe for new presentations of color and color combinations. Here is a taste of what we saw.
It’s always a thrill to return to Milan for this fabulous show.
Ciao for now!