I'm so excited to say that I will be heading to Italy for Salone del Mobile on Saturday. Visiting Salone has been a long held ambition of mine and I can't wait for the biggest Design Week for furniture, décor, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting and not forgetting design installations.
Similar to London Design Week, the Milan exhibitions are all over the city but anchored by Salone. To say it's going to be epic is a little bit of an understatement. More than an estimated 350,000 people descend on Milan for this particular design extravaganza. Paris Maison & Objet (twice yearly design fair) is practically a walk in the park compared to the 20+ halls at the yearly Salone del Mobile and the associated Satellite exhibitions and design hubs.
I’ve resolved myself to the fact that I won’t see everything and that I’m sure to miss some stellar things but I am not going to let FOMO rule the day. So I'm firmly bringing my can do attitude and I'm only going to wear comfortable shoes (I'll don slippers if my trainers don’t live up to expectations) and I am of course going to say yes to Prosecco no matter what the hour.
For this 55th anniversary Salone I am joining Modenus’ group of #designhounds. So please keep you’re eyes peeled for dispatches via my instagram (I may even be tempted into the odd periscope) as I tour Salone delMobile and EuroCucina 2016, as well as the events with the tour sponsors Liebherr and Gessi. You will also be able to see my fabulous short trip to Venice (I know! I know!) where I will be visiting the Murano Seguso glass factory and a private tour of Fortuny.
With so much design excitement do make sure to stay tuned to my instagram for updates.