Today was the first day of the Salone del Mobile Fair in Milan.
This year marks the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile and is the year of Euroluce: an all-inclusive lighting biennale displaying indoor, outdoor, residential, commercial, and decorative lighting systems.
Our arrival at Salone del Mobile Fair
So, if the first day was busy, the second day was way busier here at Salone del Mobile 2019!
10km walked, more than 100 business cards collected, suppliers from 10 different countries and countless inspiration as a result.
We went there sharp from 9:00am and stayed until 6:00 pm but we still didn’t have the time to see loads of suppliers out of the 2000 ones who are exhibiting.
You can definitely spend more than a week per pavilion if you would look at every stand of the design fair.
Certainly, the usefulness of this event for a designer is immense. In fact we could source lighting elements for our projects in a unique place, we just had to walk for 10km.
Glass is definitely one of the main elements of the year here at Euroluce.
A glass chandelier at Euroluce, Salone Del Mobile Fair
From classic chandeliers, through modern lighting glass seems to have been used widely in in lots of different ways.
We also saw loads of coloured glass, especially in the Pantone of the year colour, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral.
Unfortunately we didn’t have the chance to see the icon companies such as Artemide, Flos, Lasvit,…
But certainly, we are reserving these for tomorrow since we are visiting the Salone del Mobile fair again.
Finally, we were quite impressed by the quality and design details proposed by the “smaller suppliers”.
A detail of a lighting installation at Euroluce, Salone del Mobile Fair
The main event of the night was definitely the Poltrona Frau’s one, a party hosted at their great showroom located in Via Manzoni in Milan.
The showroom is located in this unique palazzo that showcase unique frescoes on walls and ceilings.
These unique details, reveal the real fabric and soul of these amazing Milanese Palazzi, showing how the design heritage has been carried through the years.
Poltrona Frau Showroom Frescoes
Poltrona Frau Showroom, Milan
In the showroom is currently exhibited ‘Connecting Experiences’, a visionary project by ADML CIRCLE and curated by Nicolas Coropulis, general manager of Poltrona Frau, and architect Michele de Lucchi.
Poltrona Frau, Earth Stations ‘The Crown’
Needless to say that the event was great and the atmosphere created by all those creative people coming from all over the world was unbeatable.
It has been another busy day here in Milan at the Salone del Mobile 2019 Milan Design Fair, but for the knowledge and the inspirations that you get during these days, it’s definitely worth it coming here in Milan.
Now it’s time to rest and get ready for day 3, which for us will be again a mix of visiting and meetings between the Salone del Mobile fair and the Fuori Salone.
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