Milan Salone Del Mobile 2017 - Top 5 Spaces

Exhibitors and brands used the Salone Internazionale del Mobile as a platform to curate spaces that stimulated critical debate about the role of design today. LS:N Global has selected the top five spaces from this year’s show.

: Curators investigated overarching themes of time and harvesting resources
: COS and Panerai created experiential brand activations that presented a philosophy rather than physical products

Slice of Time by Nendo for luxury watchmaker Panerai translated the passage of time into a tangible object and live installation. The ages of visitors were translated into millimetres and this measurement was cut off a long, extruded clock face set in a circular atelier space. The varying clock face sizes represented the passing of time for each individual.

Lifestyle brand COS commissioned Studio Swine to create New Spring, a multisensory installation designed to evoke a sense of the changing seasons. A tree-like sculpture released ephemeral mist-filled bubbles that disappeared on contact with the skin.

Milan Salone Del Mobile 2014 - Top 5 Spaces

At the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this year the focus was on collaboration and partnerships between studios. Here we profile our top picks of the spaces presented during the week.

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