Salone del Mobile Milaan 2022 tips
24 May 2022
The Salone del Mobile in Milan is one of the largest international fairs for furniture and product design and takes place from 7 to 12 June 2022. Every year, the Fund has been issuing an open call for a presentation at this fair. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these presentations could not take place in the usual form in the past two years. This year, however, it is possible.
Three projects that were selected for the Open Call Salone del Mobile 2020 are this year going to give the presentation they envisioned in 2020.
YAMUNA FORZANI X MOTEL FORLANINI PLAYHOUSE
Yamuna Forzani will present a performance with an exhibition during the Salone together with local queer artists/designers Gio Pastori, Valentina de Zache and performance artist Franca Pet. Yamuna: ‘I want to offer something fresh and new, something very strange and vibrant. A combination of all the things I like to make: textile installations, fashion, performance and music.’
Yamuna will certainly trigger something and allow a socio-political sound to be heard with her colourful installations and interventions within the context of Milan. The event will take place at Fondo, a space in the Lambrate area.
CLAY WORKS 'Mommy I made an Ashtray', HandMade Industrials
Rutger de Regt (HandMade Industrials) presents at Salone del Mobile Mommy I Made an Ashtray, a collection of furniture made entirely of clay. The collection originated from his desire for independence in design and production. Unlike pottery, the items are fired at a higher temperature of 1240 degrees Celsius, making them excellent as durable articles for everyday use. Because of his lack of conventional experience with clay, he took the opportunity to apply the balloon-moulding technique developed in his earlier projects to clay. The collection includes a large number of objects that will take over the entire space. The duality of the process, the construction and finishing, is presented as an installation. In two spaces at a location on Via Tortona in the Zona Tortona district, De Regt is presenting two components of the process. De Regt allows the visitor to immerse themselves in his experience. With in one space the inner (The Belly), which represents the designing of the objects, and in the second the outer (The Skin), where the literal imprint of the maker is central.
SOMEWHERE – een duurzame collectie voor Moroso, Studio Wieki Somers
Studio Wieki Somers (Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg) has entered into a collaboration with the label Moroso, which has asked a number of designers to design one or more objects made of sustainable materials for the Salone del Mobile. In the Moroso showroom at 8 Via Pontaccio in Milan, Studio Wieki Somers is presenting a bookcase and a place for performing daily rituals such as sitting, lying down, reading or gathering. The rolled-up mattress made of Really material, and panels of recycled textiles from Kvadrat, define what kind of furniture it is: a sofa, daybed, chair or table. The SOMEWHERE collection is a series of furniture that is extended in modular form.
Internationalization of the design sector Grant Scheme
Wandering Fields, ASSAB ONE PER LE ARTI CONTEMPORANEE
At the invitation of Assab One, Studio Ossidiana is developing and presenting a natural carpet in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. The Wandering Fields project was supported under the Internationalization for the design sector Grant Scheme. The design research and presentation combine sustainability and social cohesion. Wandering Fields is being developed in three phases. After the initial research phase with botanists, organic materials such as soil, seeds and shells will first be installed as a temporary carpet at Assab One, where visitors can interact and meet each other. After the exhibition, the loose materials of the carpet will be moved to a local park, where they will be looked after by the community and local students.