From the exhibit halls on the fair grounds in Rho, to the hundreds of events scattered all around the cosmopolitan city of Milano, the Salone is truly a visceral experience that cannot adequately be described in words alone. This short video is only a glimpse of what Haute Living observed and experienced during the record-breaking 2014 Salone del Mobile. Enjoy!
Day 5 was spent walking beautiful Milano, observing and taking in the sights and some incredible "off the beaten path" design, including the exalted Nilufar. A warm, beautiful day was capped off with an equally beautiful dinner with Los Angeles-based designer Reza Feiz of Phase Design, his brother Khodi Feiz, and Morteza and Fatemeh Emami of Surroundings Home Decor at Ilia Ristorante con Giardino.
Haute Living was on-the-go again on Day 4, with visits to Woodnotes, USM, Edra, La Palma, Kartell, Alias, Thonet and many more. We ran into the boys from Rich Brilliant Willing and they showed us a sneak peek at their new lighting pieces to debut at ICFF next month. Then it was off to the Fritz Hansen event in Brera, and finishing the evening was dinner and design talk at Trattoria Da Abele Temperanza with Chicago-based designer Steven Haulenbeek and interior designer Bridgette Nyman of Soucie Horner. The energy was incredible today!
Our third day at Salone was an active one with visits to LEMA, Riva 1920, Ceccotti, Tonon, Rimadesio, Bosa, Quagliotti, and many, many more. We're excited as new products from these respectable brands will be on our showroom floor very soon. The day ended at one of the most vibrant (and delicious) restaurants we've ever been to on our trips to Itlay: Trattoria Caprese in Monza. The next time you're in Milano, please make the trek out to Monza, it is well worth it!
Today was the official opening of Salone, but Haute Living spent the day in closed-door meetings (one of which was held at the exclusive Ristorante Al Porto) with some of the best design manufacturers in Italy. And though our cameras were mostly dormant, we were hard at work in order to bring you the most unique contemporary design products being made today. We think you're going to like what we're up to.
Some pastries and several cups of espresso at a Milanese cafe was the morning fuel on Day 1 of Milan Design Week 2014. We took the Green Line subway to Tortona and roamed around a bit, peeking in on some exhibits still in the process of being set up before heading over to the Piet Boon, Linteloo (coming soon to Haute Living), moooi, and Spazio Rossana Orlandi press previews.
Haute Living will be in the vibrant city of Milan next week for the 53rd Annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile to bring you the very best in new furniture and lighting design from Italy and beyond. We'll post frequent updates and announce them on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to give you a glimpse of what we're seeing, both at the fair and on the streets at the satellite shows and events, as well as the products that will be available in the coming months. So be sure to "Like" and "Follow" us on social media, and bookmark Haute Living's Design News blog for the latest coverage from the world's grandest design event!
We're celebrating our 5,000th "like" on our Facebook page with an exciting new giveaway. Once we reach our next milestone of 6,000 likes, one lucky, randomly drawn “liker” will win a brand new ROO lounge chair by Woodnotes (which retails at $1,250)! Share this post on your wall, and your name will be entered five times (5x) into the drawing, increasing your chances of winning!
imm Cologne is regarded as the preeminent convention place for furniture manufactures, furniture retailers, furniture designers, architects and interior designers. Haute Living was there on a mission to observe, discover, and procure the latest in the contemporary furniture design. Though falling short of our (overly) ambitious attempt to cover the nearly 1,200 exhibitors over a five-day span, we managed to see a great deal and we’re excited to share with you our favorite designs from imm Cologne 2014 – most all of which we will proudly be exhibiting at our Kinzie Street showroom floor in the coming year.
In September we showcased Rimadesio in a Design News post and introduced to some of our readers the stunning, minimalist design of this revered Italian brand. Haute Living takes extreme pride in representing such ambitious enterprises, and we are excited to bring even more Rimadesio to you via the following new products, currently (or soon to be) available to experience in person at our Kinzie Street showroom.