After having read this article on the online design magazine Dezeen, I suddenly realized that the annual Salone del Mobile used to take place in April. From January each past year, you could feel the excitement building up in Design Academy Eindhoven, where I also work, creative studios and organizations, and furniture manufacturing companies worldwide towards April. My mailbox would explode with press releases and invitations for openings. What will be on display? Who will present what? What are exhibitions and presentations you can not miss? Who and where to meet? I would blow off the dust on my plasticized map of Milan (tip!) and make a route every day to make sure to have visited the must-see venues.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the organization behind the Salone del Mobile decided to either cancel (in 2020) or postpone (this year) the international renowned furniture fair. This year the Salone del Mobile will take place in September with Stefano Boeri as curator. According to the press release of the organization, Boeri and this team of architects and professionals “are working on what will be an unmissable event in all respects, open to both professionals and the general public. As well as the companies’ recent and most outstanding innovations, high-quality design products will be displayed and available at one-off prices, responding to the desire currently being expressed by thousands of families and companies to rethink our domestic and workspaces. The 2021 edition is confirmation, yet again, of Milan’s centrality as the global capital of creative innovation and social generosity.”
For nostalgic reasons and to get excited already for the September version of the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile, here is an overview of 3D printed projects seen at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. I really hope we can go back to visiting fairs, exhibitions, events to meet and get inspired again. Maybe not in the way we used to do it, but in an adjusted manner. I can’t wait to see what this year’s Milan Design Week will bring for exciting new 3D printed designs and events.
Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Chairs in Milan (see also top image with 3D printed chairs from 3D printed furniture manufacturer Nagami)
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