The Milan Chronicles – 2nd day

9:30 We run to the Cassina showroom to meet Ron Arad, who appears not to have changed out of last night's clothes. There we photograph his A Table That Eats Chairs, a prototype table designed with thin steel legs and a sandblasted glass top. Arad created four injection-molded fiberglass chairs to fold into thin slabs for storage under the top. 14:30 At B&B Italia's stand, we discover a number of lounge acts, from James Irvine's Radar relax chair, a rotating polyurethane lounger, to … [Read more...]

The Milan Chronicles – The 1st day

If the wisteria is blooming in Milan, it must be time for the International Furniture Fair. Once again, Interiors brings you the highlights.   LAST APRIL MARKED the 40th anniversary of the Salone del Mobile, better known as the International Furniture Fair. It wasn't always a global event. In 1961, when the fair opened in Milan, 328 Italian exhibitors touted their goods in 14,000 square feet. Not until 1967 did foreign manufacturers participate, and the numbers grew to operatic … [Read more...]