The 9th to the 14th April marks the 58th edition of the Salone del Mobile held in Milan. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, this year's world renowned furniture showcasing event will be celebrating some of da Vinci's design influences.
One of the most eagerly anticipated events will be Aqua, an installation by international events director Marco Balich that focuses on the mechanics of water. The installation will include a reflecting pool with a screen displaying video art and sound with the aim of "connecting visitors to water and technology on a personal and visceral level".
With an estimated 13,000 furniture manufacturers taking part in Salone del Mobile and 2,500 established and 700 young designers showing off their concepts and ideas at the Salone Satellite, we are really looking forward to seeing new office furniture designs. Talk in the 20six offices is all about how it would be possible to tie in the Aqua idea, that of water and technology being used together, in any new commercial designs. We will, of course, keep you posted and report on what we saw as the most exciting new concepts to come out of Milan this year.