The eclectic spirit of the Minotti 2013 collection, coordinated by Rodolfo Dordoni and presented at the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan, is portrayed through an engaging 5-minute video.
“Dominant, important, determinant, no frills, no stains, no tyre kickers, a time of action, a time for realism, pragmatic stands, open markets, different languages, evolved styles, decisive lines, attentive brands, poetry here and there, history everywhere, attention to the customer, attention to detail, lots of people, important signal, classic, yet shimmering, shifting “. ………. Alpha Salone – by Paolo Bocchi
The magic of Chiostri dell’Umanitaria was again the setting, during Milan design week, for the new collection by Paola Lenti.
Paola’s “In the Key of Colour” presentation utilised materials, fabrics and colours that were all intrinsically tuned to each other, giving life to a rich chromatic proposal
The highlight of Minotti’s presence at the Salone 2013 was not at Rho Fairgrounds where the public could attend, but back at Minotti’s impressive HQ ( factory & trade showroom ) in Meda, a short bus ride just outside of Milan
There a second stunning showroom presentation awaited the invited special international guests
It’s like putting ham and cheese, between two slices of bread and calling it a design sandwich !
James Irvine, who recently died ( Feb, 2013 ) at the age of 54, was recognised as the design world’s ” Unofficial cultural attaché in Milan ”
This is the story of a ” love affair ” which grew to become one of the key “unofficial cultural events within the Salone each year”
To celebrate their 20th birthday, Droog brought back some old favorites and introduced some of their new initiatives for the 2013 Salone.
“Droog 20+, Up to a beautiful future”, 20 years of Droog celebrated by looking forwards rather than the more conventional backwards.
One of the fathers of Italian Rationalism – Franco Albini’s original studio ( in the last years of his career) now a museum and historical archive, was opened to Salone visitors.
In the beautiful Palazzo in via Telesio, pieces of design icons – represented excellent examples of Albini’s quest for lightness and the process of subtraction, forming the common feature of his work.
Patricia Urquiola’s “revolving room” presentation with Kvadrat and Moroso was the result of shared views on innovation and excellence and Urquiola’s installation was a perfect location for the “Be Open” food performances,