The Salone del Mobile trade fair, which takes place every April in Milan, is a prestigious event which is an important source of the latest information and inspiration for designers working in the fields of architectural design, interior architecture, industrial design, and fashion. Despite our packed schedule, we just couldn’t miss this one. Below are a few snapshots and a few words about the fair that we’d like to share with you …
While at this year’s fair, we were really interested in the Euroluce stand, which showed off the latest designs and achievements of the leading lighting design companies. In the design of cafes and cake shops, apart from the usual technical lighting which aims to present the products in the best possible light (no pun intended), we also face the challenge of finding the right decorative lighting. At the fair in Milan, we have the opportunity to get to know the newest trends and to prepare a professional service for our customers.
One interesting point on the agenda that was definitely worth visiting was the stand of Salone Satellite at Salone del Mobile, where we admired the creativity of young designers inspired by the slogan „Planet Life”. In our line of work, we often face the challenges of sustainable design, so it was worth visiting the stand to get a fresh take on ecological issues.
As usual, at the fair we loved the stands of Scandinavian manufacturers, including the likes of Normann Copenhagen, Artek, and others that draw their inspiration from Scandinavian esthetics such as the Czech company Ton or the Polish Paged Collection. These companies’ products are often used, and successfully so, in restaurant, cake shop and café settings. We had the opportunity to see this for ourselves when we stopped off for lunch at the trendy eatery God Save the Food, on Via Tortona in the very heart of the Zona Tortona, where the beautiful and modern interior included chairs by none other than Ton.