The 53rd edition of the Salone del Mobile has opened it’s doors at the Rho Milan fairgrounds in what promises to be an enchanting experience for fans of design as every urban inch of the city is transformed into exhibition space – from hidden palazzos to the windows of luxury fashion stores.  

Here’s our pick from the Fashion and Textiles exhibits so far….

Japanese studio Nendo created this elegant installation for fashion brand COS, unveiled in Milan yesterday.  With beautiful soft contrast and geometric lines, white shirts were precision dyed in grades of grey and arranged in brushed steel frames.

“The white shirt is the cornerstone of our design philosophy; we love to reinvent them every season and so we were really excited that Nendo picked the shirt as a centrepiece for the installation, as it is such an important part of our collection,” Martin Andersson, head of menswear design at COS.

The installation is on show from 8 to 13 April at Via delle Erbe 2, in the Brera district of Milan

Photography is by Daici Ano.


Nendo-2 Nendo-3 Nendo-4

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Danish textile brand Kvadrat‘s Divina fabric was interpreted by 22 contemporary designers into beautiful sculptural forms. Known for its wide-ranging palette of colours, Kvadrat’s felt-like fabric was originally created by Danish painter and graphic artist Finn Sködt in 1984.

” We didn’t choose the name for nothing, we used it because it gave some inspiration as to which colours we could put into the scheme,” said Sködt. “Every colour is divine if you ask me, every colour is nice. It’s only a question of using them right or wrong. “

The Divina exhibition will take place at Arcade, Via San Gregorio 43 in Milan from 9-13 April.

Photography is by Casper Sejersen.

Obese Door, Voluptuous Door by Katharina Wahl


The Council by Jerszy SeymourKvuadrat-2

Layers Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten

Pli Bleu, Pli Violet by Robert StadlerKvuadrat-4


Divina Chandelier by Lindsey AdelmanKvuadrat-5

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Henzel Studio take the art of rug design to a new level, debuting high profile collaborations from Anselm Reyle (pictured) and Helmut Lang  

Henzel-1 Henzel-2



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The Family Dress was established in 2007 by an ‘idea of Nicoletta Morozzi, Advisory Leader NABA Fashion Design, Lorenza Branzi, professor NABA, Fabrizio Ribecchi, Andrea Costa, Barbara Riggio and Aldo Lanzini, Course Leader of the MA in Fashion & Textile Design at NABA with the desire to create a work atmosphere conducive to the relationship between individuals.Malìparmi decided to make the Family Dress even more participatory and rich, reusing materials and prints that have created the brand identity in past collections.The dress will be nomadic and that the show is only the first step to which others will follow.On April 10, Via Tortona 31, from 19.00 to 23.00, Malìparmi invites improvisation and staging a performance that will involve the people of the design, passers-by and visitors with the aim of creating new participatory dynamics.MALIPARMI - April 8 to 13 - Performance April 10 from 19.00 to 23.00 - Via Tortona 31, Milan

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