Written by Naomi in Marqet Blog on May 01, 2018 Salone del Mobile: Around Town (Part 2) Here, part two of our roundup for Salone del Mobile. Tiffany & Co.’s pre-Salone event highlighted their relationship with famed fashion designer Reed Krakoff and dazzled guest with an abundance of “caged” flowers. Little known brand Tato showed their lights in an off the beaten path location. The petite footprint of their assortment makes them perfect for a study or bedside table. Swarovski’s space glittered with crystal everywhere. A range of lighting, objets and accessories proved that the brand can do over-the-top estate lighting and create modern day pieces for the contemporary home. Four floors up in a nondescript building was a showing for Salvatore Home. The brand offers a wide grouping of products from home furnishings, accessories and custom kitchen and bath products. Rosanna Orlandi had allowed vendors to take over this indoor/outdoor showroom space. Our favorites, Yamawaka’s unexpected nursery furniture, a resin table with the most unbelievable flower motif, a DIY version of marquetry to up the panache on any wooden piece, and an array of both novel and playful pieces for the home. Nilufar Depot was full of the sort of unexpected furnishings that make people do a double take. Vibrant colors, mixed materials, and a variety of forms made this a must-do stop for any design minded visitor. Molteni’s disappearing kitchen wasn’t the first one we’d seen at the show, but it’s ingenious system meant there were no obvious gaps when it was open or closed. Any guest would assume by the clean lines of this space that the kitchen either was always open or didn’t exist. Louis Vuitton continues to impress every year. Their “floating flowers” greet in the first room of a multi-room exhibit. Each room either offered an experience or presented their furnishings in a grand way. One of our favorites, the furniture—Adirondack style chair, swinging chair and bench—that takes a nod from the outdoors but is totally woven with leather. LDoubleJ’s location maybe far from the action, but it is undoubtedly worth the commute. JJ, a former editor turned entrepreneur has taken her affinity for vintage clothing and patterns and created a full line of textiles for home and fashion. She continues to add to her line with a beautiful assortment of dinnerware and specially blown glassware. Lasvit won “Best in Show” for it’s elaborate Monsters Cabaret, showcasing their collaborations with designer and artists worldwide. The monsters shown here are just a brief display of the variety of hand blown glass they produce, and the lighting shows the delicacy of hand they are also able to create.