Art & Design
Molto Milano: All the Highlights From Milan Design Week
Now in its 55th year, the Salone del Mobile fair in Milan has grown into a weeklong celebration of furniture design, with countless satellite events in and around Milan, and some 30,000 new pieces introduced, by my educated guesstimate. And the designers who have started out here have grown with the fair, like the Dutch duo Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets of Studio Job, who are exhibiting 13 new objects here, all characterized by their dry wit. They complained that they did not have time to see their various exhibitions around town, even as they were chauffeured about in a German luxury vehicle—a far cry from the first time they showed up here, when they were happy to camp out in a Volkswagen bus. All of that is to say there is a lot of ground to cover during Milan design week, not to mention a lot of aperitivos to sip. We'll go as far as the eye can travel, or at least as long as our feet hold up.