Mandi Keighran sends a snapshot of Halls 16 and 20 at Rho Fiera at the Milan Furniture Fair, home to some of design’s blockbuster names.
April 19th, 2012
Each year, Halls 16 and 20 at Rho Fiera are taken over by the biggest names in the business. It’s where you will find the latest from star designers for leading brands like Kartell, Magis, Vitra, Moroso, Bolon and Walter Knoll.
We spent a day discovering the newest pieces and interviewing some of the designers behind them. Check out our gallery of snaps from the halls and stay tuned for interviews with Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Jean Nouvel, the Eklund sisters and Studio Juju.
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“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.