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.