Salone del Mobile 2021

Photographer Mary Gaudin travelled to Milan to capture the best of the much-anticipated design event for HOME, held in September after an 18-month hiatus.

These are her images and observations.

Hermès transformed an indoors petola court into a coloured geometric set of rooms by set designer Charlotte Macaux Perelman


Dior Maison invited 17 artists to reinterpret one of its iconic emblems: the medallion chair


The Kite armchair designed by Gafrates for Italian design firm Porro. Maria Porro is notably the first woman president of the Salone del Mobile


Maria Thereza Alves’s ‘Forms of Life’ show a series of blown-glass vases


MASS is Agglomerati’s first collection of functional art objects made exclusively in stone, designed with Australian furniture maker Fred Ganim


DIN by Konstantin Grcic and photographer Luigi Ghiri made up the exhibition ‘Between the Lines’ in Mutia’s Milan showroom


Sillage armchair designed by Bijoy Jain from Studio Mumbai, in wood clad with papier mâché, “tattooed” with fine lines like a tribal totem


The exhibition looking at the work of designer Vico Magistretti was designed by Binotto Design Studio. Red, the distinctive colour of many of his works and a reference to the designer’s penchant for red socks


A detail of one of the Hermès teacups making up a wall of cups and saucers


Tasked with evolving Kvadrat’s visual identity back in 2004, British graphic designer Peter Saville designed his first range of textiles for the company. Inspired by coloured paint marks on flocks of sheep in north Wales, this was the starting point for his Technicolour collection


A collaboration between Cassina, Ginori 17 and the Fondation Le Corbusier, the Chandigarh Collection of three unglazed porcelain trays represents the symbolic reliefs found on the walls of the Indian city 


Inspired by early 20th-century cubism, Strom is a collection of ceramics designed by Raawii founder Nicholai Wiig- Hansen


8 October 2021

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