Best of Salone del Mobile Milano, Fuorisalone & Milan Design Week 2022

Celebrating 60 Years & The Future @ Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022

For 60 years Salone del Mobile.Milano has been in the pursuit of commitment, quality and innovation. And, now more than ever, environmental and social responsibility. So, while the 60th edition was about honoring the fair’s past. It was also and even more so about looking to the future. A future where “design that besides being functional and good-looking is also capable of engendering conditions and spaces for wellness, refuge, and inclusion.”

Design With Nature Installation

The centerpiece of Salone del Mobile was Mario Cucinella’s installation Design With Nature. This massive installation within the show demonstrated all of the ways in which we can live with and improve our relationship with the natural world. Cucinella designed the exhibition as an outstanding setting resembling a piazza, an integral space in any Italian city. Including a bar, places to sit, a library, and a conference area, the space served as the perfect place for talks and meetings during the fair.

Milan Design Week & Fuorisalone 2022

For this year’s Milan Design Week, Fuorisalone selected a theme fully in line with Salone’s continued focus on the future and the importance of sustainability. “Between Space and Time” invited attendees “to reflect on the changes taking place in the world, in order to achieve sustainability goals that allow us to look to the future.”

Brands We Love from Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022

Baxter

When it comes to showcasing the art of made in Italy, Baxter is top of their game! And game they brought for their 2022 exhibition at Salone del Mobile. Where they created “a real home, made up not only of interiors, but also gardens and green areas, waiting to be explored…”!

Saba

Offering up chic neutrals and exquisite Italian craftsmanship, Saba’s exhibition at Salone del Mobile was delightfully warm and inviting.

Roberto Cavalli

At Love Happens, we always love Roberto Cavalli’s exotic flair! For its 2022 introductions the brand’s signature animal prints and reptilian figures starred in the brand’s safariesque world. And of course Cavalli’s brass snakes reminded us of our publisher KOKET’s Serpentine designs. Be sure to see KOKET’s exhibit later in this article!

Sahrai Milano

Creator of luxurious custom made rugs and textiles in Italy, Sahrai Milano showcased their beautiful designs offering up so much inspiration for designers around the globe.

VILLARI

The iconic Italian luxury porcelain and home brand VILLARI showcased its design talent and long-standing trusted-brand history with stunning nature inspired designs at Salone del Mobile.

KOKET

Stealing the show per usual with their luxurious edgy designs, our publisher KOKET offered up a stunning East meets West inspired boudoir design to Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022! Fan favorites included the magnificent Goddess Mirror, new Stella Crystalized Mirror, Paris Oval Table, and Neurotica Sculpture. During the fair, KOKET collaborated with the Spanish Porcelain brand Lladró. Their black chandelier illuminated the stand’s entrance and goddess-inspired figurines became the perfect accents throughout the space.

Clan Milano

“A unique and transversal approach that focuses on style contamination, through a semantics of objects linked not only to their functionality but also to pure aesthetic beauty. This is the stylistic code of Clan Milano, a brand born from the encounter between the creative flair of Alessandro La Spada and the entrepreneurial vision of Marco Agostoni. A Clan was formed around this project, made up of people with specific skills, united by a common passion: working together to create a program of excellence.” LOVE!

Rubelli Group

From a stylish new furniture collection designed by Matteo Nunziati for Rubelli Casa. To gorgeous new textile designs by renowned designers Luke Edward Hall and Peter Marino. The Venetian family-run company Rubelli delivered a fabulous array of new designs in Milan.

SICIS

Bold furniture, unique glass details, and stylish takes on casegoods and upholstery, SICIS radiated Italian luxury living during iSaloni 2022.

Etro Home Interiors

The heritage fashion brand Etro showcased a chic and comfortably alluring outdoor collection. Distinguished by soft shapes and classic elegance, can’t you just imagine the dreamy outdoor space you could create with this look?!

Janus et Cie

Showing for the first time at Salone del Mobile.Milano, Janet et Cie presented an enchanting exhibition. A space filled with their beautifully tailored outdoor garden furniture.

What We Loved In the City @ Fuorisalone 2022 Milan Design Week

Fornasetti’s Garden of Possible Natures Presenting New Outdoor Collection

Fornasetti presented a surprising exploration of the outdoors during Milan Design Weel 2022. “ Original designs for outdoor chairs, tables, armchairs, and sofas inhabited a landscape where day coexisted with night, spontaneity with control, magic with order. A mise-en-scene of untamed nature, with its mysterious, primordial forms, and cultivated nature, with its reassuring rules and refinement.”

Baccarat x Stark at Milan Design Week 2022

Baccarat partnered with renowned product designer Philippe Starck during Milan Design Week 2022. The occasion? To present the new Talleyrand by Starck collection and celebrate 20 fabulous years of collaboration! The installation, a surrealist and poetic curation included Scenography by Philippe Starck, Execution by Cedric Martineaud for 14 Septembre, Movie by Julien Thiverny, Sound and Music by Soundcloud Collective. Explore!

Tom Dixon TWENTY Exhibition

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Tom Dixon staged an extraordinary exhibition during Milan Design Week 2022. Set at the gorgeous Palazzo Serbelloni and at the brand’s HQ in Milan. TWENTY presented modified, upgraded and rethought innovations. While producing a reflective yet future-thinking overview of the most popular Tom Dixon designs since the brand’s inception.

La Manufacture Paris x Luca Nichetto Nichetto Studio @ Museo Poldi Pezzoli

“871 days, 50 products, 17 designers, and 1 single color.” SO FUN!

Doppia Firma: Arts & Crafts & Design at Palazzo Litta

“Doppia Firma is a project that brings together European design innovation and the tradition of great artisanship by creating a unique collection of original, refined objects. The aim is to give birth to new artworks that arise from a cross-fertilization of a design culture open to contemporary vision and a savoir-faire that is a genuine expression of territorial uniqueness.” Hence the principle of Doppia Firma, or “double signature”.

HOMMÉS Studio’s CHROMATIK HOUSE

Alongside fellow Portuguese home decor brands ACH Collection, ACH4Pets, and TAPIS Studio, HOMMÉS Studio presented CHROMATIK HOUSE, Improbable Interiors & Provocative Design. This synaesthetic exhibition took place as part of Furisalone 2022 Milan Design Week at the third edition of Palazzo delle Meraviglie at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi. During the in-person event, and now online, CHROMATIK HOUSE visitors can explore a metaverse version of a traditional home using their primal senses. A fabulous exploration of metaverse design.

Toiletpaper Street, Dreamed With Organics by Redbull

For Fuorisalone 2022, artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari collaborated with ORGANICS by Redbull to transform Via Giuseppe Balzaretti in the Città Studi area into a permanent public art installation. Architecture studio All Out Lab carried out the façade decoration along with decorators Maura Boldi, Alessandra Didone, Federica Ghio, Angelo Pennocchio, and Alberto Pennocchio.

Gallery Rossana Orlandi — Ro Guiltless Plastic & Collectible 2022

A design feat to say the least! Watch the video below and explore at Ro.

Tai Ping x Sam Baron @ Piazza San Simpliciano, Milan

During Fuorisalone, luxury rug brand Tai Ping partnered with French designer Sam Baron to present Floræ Folium — a total scenography by Sam Baron. The designer created a unique installation introducing three original rugs, each celebrating the true technical capabilities of Tai Ping, resulting in a dramatic design solution that takes creativity to the next level.

Designer Brand Appearances on the Milan Design Week Scene

Miss Dior, The Dior Medallion Chair Imagined by Philippe Starck

Louis Vuitton — Objets Nomades

During Milan Design Week 2022, Louis Vuitton celebrated ten years of the Objets Nomades collection of furniture and design objects with a beautiful exhibition at the iconic Garage Traversi. The exhibit featured five new Objets: three seats by Atelier Oï’s Belt Chair, a four-seater version of Campana Brothers’ Bomboca modular sofa, and Raw Edges’ Cosmic Table. Explore the exhibition.

Hermès @ La Pelota

Color and light came to Fuorisalone 2022 with Hermès’ installation at the Brera event venue La Pelota. Four wood and paper structures designed by Hervé Sauvage and Charlotte Macaux Perelman stood like illuminated watertowers in the space. Perfectly designed show spaces for Hermès’ latest furniture and accessories.

Dolce & Gabbana

new collections by Dolce & Gabbana Casa feature the fashion house’s signature motifs and a special attention to Italian craftsmanship

Cartier, The Culture of Design

Cartier came to Garden Senato in Milan to pay tribute to its most timeless icons: Santos de Cartier, Tank, Trinity, Love, Juste un Clou, Panthère de Cartier, and Ballon Bleu de Cartier. For Cartier, everything begins with these iconic designs which seamlessly transcend time with their purity, precision, and precious details. In the brand’s The Culture of Design exhibit, a path wound through different exhibition areas, each unveiling a new point of view through which to see the elements that make each Cartier design so iconic.

FENDI Casa Opens First Flagship in Milan

Making its presence known during Milan Design Week 2022, FENDI Casa opened its first flagship store. Just steps from Brera, Milan’s most fashionable district, the beautifully designed store is set in a landmark building located in Piazza della Scala.

Wrapping Up With Trends

When it comes to trends emerging during the Milan Design Week, Fuorisalone, Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022 affairs, two stand loud for us:

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