Last night in Milan, T Magazine ( part of the New York Times ) toasted the launch of this year’s edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world’s pre-eminent furniture and design fair — and of T’s own 2015 Spring Design issue — with a festive outdoor cocktail party at the Villa Necchi Campiglio.
Villa Necchi is a beautifully preserved mansion, designed in the 1930s by the architect Piero Portaluppi, provided much of the setting for Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous 2010 film “I Am Love.”
On hand to help T’s editor in chief Deborah Needleman and design editor Tom Delavan celebrate were a bevy of luminaries from the worlds of design, art and fashion.
The Italian food design studio Arabeschi di Latte created an interactive installation for the event – a giant totem tree, decked out with thousands of pieces of lucious fruit, created as an homage to the suddenly everywhere ’80s Milanese design collective ” the Memphis Group ” .
Though most guests simply admired its vibrant colors and literally bananas structure, we did notice the mysterious disappearance of a pineapple or two.
About Villa Nechi Compiglio