Written by Naomi in Marqet Blog on April 30, 2018 Salone del Mobile: Around Town (Part 1) The events in and around Milan during the fair make this Italian city a week long design mega-location, full of inspiration everywhere. Here we round up in a two part post, the best of the best from Salone. Apparatus debuts ethereal lighting it a fitting environment. Lights cascade down from the ceiling, while sconces create artful impressions on the walls. ELLE Decor’s OnLife showcases how millennials live now. They created room by room vignettes highlighting different types of living: the ultimate closet space, a terrazzo master bath and a lounge layer with beds everywhere and projections on the canopies above. This exhibit was a masterful layer of design from different perspectives. Dimore took over three distinct spaces, with hallways covered in 3D tiles, tented spaces that required a voyeuristic look inside and simply beautiful displays of flowers incased in a grand terrarium. Dedon transformed their space into multiple levels of living. Here, a modern take on a barn door with smoked glass adds an architectural elements (but certainly no additional privacy). Dinner during Salone leads to many spaces being revealed. New restaurant Cracco took us to the bottom floor to their fully stocked wine room. Creating a masterpiece like this for the home would be a privilege. Carlo Moretti’s handblown glassware is delicate and artful, adding a burst of color to any collection. No two are alike. Caesarstone paired up with NYC firm Snarkitecture to showcase what appears as rice field made of quartz juxtaposed with gridded elements all around the historic venue. Boffi’s high-low bathroom pairing breaks up the status quo of a level countertop, while also allowing for additional storage. BDDW mixed contemporary pieces, art and classic furniture shapes to inspire creativity. BB Italia adds bolstered leather arm or neck rest to their assortment, giving the standard sectional a chic accessory and luxe texture. Arclinea’s minimalist counters and storage areas have built in LED lighting, offering a beautiful backdrop for creating any meal. Foscarini’s playful and very Italian porcelain and furnishing continue to surprise and delight year after year. The wall of mirrors creates a modern take on showcasing the stairwell. FLOS showcases interlocking LED light fixtures that come in a variety of geometric shapes. The amount of shapes and sizes can be customized for any interior. Dedar and Hermes pair up to showcase their latest collaboration of graphic wallpapers and interior and exterior fabrics. Fromenthal once again creates painstakingly intricate work, adding layers upon layers of techniques to their collections, resulting in the most beautiful textiles.