HAPPENINGText: Daisuke Ark Kozuki

One of the world biggest international furniture fairs, The 47th Milano Salone Internazionale del Mobile was held from 16th to 21st April in Milan, Italy.

This article is a digest of the report by Daisuke Ark Kozuki, editor of moonlinx Kozuki designed the collection of artwork 10CARDS distributed in the Salone. (Package design by Shun Kawakami – artless) The whole report can be found in moonlinx.

Milano Salone 2008

15th April – At the LEXUS party. Response and motion, black and white… how to fuse antinomy in high dimension is the theme of this exhibition. Heartbeat like simple BGM was soothing.

Milano Salone 2008

The artwork made in collaboration between LEXUS and Nendo.

16th April – Milano Salone opened. I stopped at Italian interior shop Dovetusai.

Milano Salone 2008

The vases made of Gore-Tex. The water proof material can make such things possible.

Then, I moved to Trienale design museum.

Milano Salone 2008
Philippe Starck

In the garden, there were this huge pot, huge sofa and chair made me feel like being a kid again.

Milano Salone 2008

The exhibition of Cassina, long running brand, gives you hints with its products archives to trace back through Cassina’s five decade history. Many exhibitions in this year’s Salone had this kind of archive concept.

After Cassina, I headed to Swarovski party.

Milano Salone 2008

The globe made of crystal glass!

Milano Salone 2008
Tokujin Yoshioka

And, above all, the work by Tokujin Yoshioka. Attention-grabbing objects are perfectly positioned.

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