An installation view of the Ando exhibition at Armani/Silos. “I chose Tadao Ando for the sense of purity in his architecture, his meticulous use of materials, and his dialogue between water and light, that, even in heavily crowded spaces, reminds us that nature is never far away,” wrote Giorgio Armani about the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, whom he commissioned to create the Armani/Silos exhibition space, which is also the location of a survey of the starchitect’s work that’s on view until July 28.
The Italian luxury label showcased the Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno’s delicate spiderweb works inside the Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli for an exhibition titled "Weaving the Cosmos," while celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bulgari’s iconic B. zero1 design by showcasing the rings in an illuminated tunnel in the planetarium’s surrounding gardens.
The Nilufar Depot hosted two exhibitions for Salone 2019. "Far," curated by Studio Vedèt and designed by Space Caviar, used Haus Rucker’s utopian Oase n. 7, which was originally exhibited at the 1972 Documenta, as a starting point for installing three transparent bubble houses that showcased pieces by the emerging designers Wendy Andre and Thomas Ballouhey.
Tod’s partnered with architect Andrea Caputo to link the past with the present in an exhibition called "No_Code Shelter: Stories of Contemporary Life. " The presentation brings viewers on a journey around the world and through time by examining the first homes inhabited by humans, from large yurts located on the Mongolian steppes to the huts found in West African villages.
Versace Home went back to its roots, setting up the label’s 2019 Salone del Mobile presentation inside the Versace Palazzo, calling on two creatives, the Canadian artist Andy Dixon and the American interior designer Sasha Bikoff, to help bring the new collections to life.
The Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel traced the path of water in "Journey of a Raindrop: The Strange Attraction of Water," his Salone exhibition located at Milan’s Issey Miyake store.
Countless fashion houses, including Loewe, Dior, and Versace, showed off their latest endeavors in the design category, while Milan’s most esteemed design studios, like Kartell, B&B Italia, and Cassina, presented their newest projects.
This 2019 edition of Salone del Mobile saw a number of events that brought together the intersection of technology, science, and design, as presented by the likes of Bulgari, Lexus, COS, and more.