This year was my first time at the Design Fair in Milan, http://www.cosmit.it. I had a great time, a little overwhelming and quite tiring, but so much fun. It was really good to see how the manufacturers intend for their products to be placed together; some great accessorising ideas too! The fair takes place over 6 days and I went for the first two. My first day there was spent wondering around the main exhibition venue, Milano Fair Grounds, visiting the different exhibitors that I already know from London, but then seeing what I could find that was new and exciting.
Here are a few of my favourite things:
Poliform Linen upholstered chair with bright piping
Green glass seemed to be a big thing for accessories; I loved these hand blown vases.
A lot of exhibitors had distressed Persian rugs on their stands, turquoise blues were very prominent. Really love these buttoned stools.
This stand was a great find; I really enjoyed everything on it. A lot of the lighting I saw was pretty, well...ugly, but this stand was cool and contemporary.
Just a classic and I love it!
On my second day, I visited the smaller, less commercialised, independent designer makers and this is what I found:
How many things can you do with a paperclip??!
There was a theme of the orient throughout the show. These ornate chairs looked cool in the more contemporary setting. And a little bit of Kitsch kept things fun!
I do have a thing for wire work, I thought these chairs were fab, and they were comfy too.
Sculptural light show
I would definitely like to go back again next year, and this time, try to go for the entire week. There’s so much to see and do, and even after just 2 days, I felt I was completely immersed in design. It would be great to feel like that for an entire week!