Salone Del Mobile 2018
By Isabelle Paquin, style and design contributor for The Global Design Post and Divine flooring
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In the world of design, the focus was clearly on Milan last April during Salone del Mobile 2018.
This annual international showcase of design creativity and innovation drew over 430,000 attendees from 188 different countries. For six days, they reveled in the offerings of 1,841 exhibitors from 33 other countries, an increase of 26% compared with the 2017 edition.
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Trullo by Fabio Novembre for Kartell
Attractions included the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition, as well as 650 designers under 35 featured at SaloneSatellite – three of whom were presented with the SaloneSatellite Award. The three winners of the Salone del Mobile Milano award are CC-Tapis, Magis and Sanwa. Maurizio Riva of Riva 1920 was awarded the Special Jury Prize by a panel of internationally-renowned figures.
Horoscope Booth Ceiling for MissoniHome
Kingswood and Queenswood, by Philippe Starck for Woody Collection-Kartell
Loop shelf by Amandine Chhor for Petite Friture
Table by Zaha Hadid Architects for Citco
Eulero Outline by Elena Salmistraro for CC Carpet
Gina by Jacopo Foggini for Edra
Cryptee by Jean Nouvel for Glas Italia
Introverso by Paolo Ulian for Antonio Lupi
Mathilda by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso
Plissé by Mario Bellini for Glas Italia
Primates Ceramic Vases by Elena Salmistraro for Bosa
The International Bathroom Exhibition showcased innovative products and ideas for bathrooms in the round, providing a complete overview of sectoral trends. The exhibition came into its own in 2006, reflecting the evolution of the domestic bathroom.
Intreccio by Paolo Ulian for Antonio Lupi
Kartell by Laufen
Calice by Mario Ferrarini / Domenico De Palo for Antonio Lupi
Launched in 1974, EuroCucina – the biennial International Kitchen Exhibition – and its collateral event FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), were the leading showcases for high-end kitchens. Kitchens have ceased to be purely functional spaces and become domestic hubs, places for conviviality and socializing.