- Salone del Mobile 2011 - Kartell, where Disneyland meets Vegas....with Fabio Novembre!

Monday 30 May, 2011 was astounded by the Kartell contribution to this year's Salone del Mobile 2011 at the Rho Fiera.  Kartell created a fabulous fusion of Disneyland meets Las Vegas ... which was the complete antithesis of last year's slick black sophistication. Emma Elizabeth catches up with Kartell's CEO Claudio Luti, and then gets personal with one of our favorite designers (and a star of Kartell), Fabio Novembre!

Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - The much anticipated launch of Hermes La Maison!

Monday 23 May, 2011's Emma Elizabeth is one of the lucky few to attend the debut of Hermès La Maison at Salone del Mobile 2011. It is the first time this iconic luxury brand has showcased at Milan, and so expectations  from the design community were sky-high.  Meeting those expectations and exceeding them,  Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines created the most entrancing and inspiring space.  Crafted from cardboard tubes delicately woven with paper, the installation was a perfect compliment to the exciting new collection designed by Enzo Mari, Antonio Citterio and RDAI Studio.

Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - Euroluce, Vitra, Moroso & more Rho Fiera.

Monday 16 May, 2011 treks the hall floors at Salone del Mobile 2011's Rho Fiera to investigate the glowing design lighting highlights of Euroluce.   Euroluce only features every other year, but always features exciting new designs, and this year was exceptional.  Then back into the main halls to discover Emma Elizabeth's key brand moments including: VITRA, whom never fail with their beautifully stylised interior sets; and MOROSO's amazing 2011 collection.

Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - Exciting colour in design, and a new generation of french designers!

Monday 09 May, 2011 explores the Brera design district and it's unique exhibition spaces.  Emma Elizabeth discovers Jaime Hayon's  delightful sofa developed out of his collaboration with the Republic of Fritz Hansen.  The exhibition space of Paola Lenti's landscape architecture brings some surprising pops of colour and signals a new trend in outdoor design. Then meet some of the new generation of exciting French designers in "Nouvelle Vague".  Skull chairs, cage lamps and clever plays with hexagons in lighting and mirrors. Fresh new design at it's best!

Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - Rho Fiera's hot young design talent!

Monday 02 May, 2011 take you to the giant halls of Rho Fiera to find the best of the young designers that flock from around the world to exhibit here at Salone del Mobile 2011.  Emma Elizabeth discovers Elise Wilhelmsen with her innovative mobile lamp, roll up seat and a fabulous clock that knits as time passes.  Also see new designers Catarina Carreira's optical wand and Bashko Trybek's colourful graphic table. This is the first of 2 VLOGs discovering the highlights of Rho Fiera!

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Monday 02 May, 2011

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Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - Interni's mutants and Baccarat's uber-designers.

Wednesday 27 April, 2011's Emma Elizabeth introduces us to the resource bible of Salone del Mobile 2011 - created by Interni, on the way to their fascinating 'mutant architecture and design' exhibition.  Architects, robots and and moleskin!   Emma Elizabeth also takes us to one of Salone's highest profile exhibitions, hosted by Baccarat. This installation features designs by some of the world's most significant living designers including Philippe Starck, Michele de Lucchi, Alain Moatti & Henri Riviere, Jaime Hayon, Eriko Horiki, Arik Levy & Yann Kersale.  The highlights of this extravagant exhibition shouldn't be missed!

Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - More post-easter vlogs soon!!!

Tuesday 26 April, 2011 was seduced away from it's vlogging commitments by Easter, however there are loads more wonderful design highlights and interviews from Salone del Mobile 2011 coming - starting from tomorrow.

Read more » - Salone del Mobile - zona totona VLOG 2 - lights, wonderlands and knotty bubbles.

Wednesday 20 April, 2011 further explores Zona Tortona at Salone del Mobile 2011.  With lighting the feature of this year's market, Emma Elizabeth visits the wonderland of the Foscarini exhibition.After a quick flick through Elle Decor Italia's beautiful retrospective of the last 50 years, Emma finds her favourite chair of the market so far, the 'Gladis high chair' from Aqua Creations. The breathtaking Toshiba installation is a potent mix of LED lights, water and space and feels like a fairytale.  Also see the Cassina ice enclosed sofa and shelving heaven.  Finally an interview with Jason Miller of Roll and Hill as he introduces us to the extraordinary, hand-blown 'endless tubular' lighting and 'knotty bubbles'.

Read more » - Salone del Mobile 2011 - Zona Tortona VLOG 1

Saturday 16 April, 2011

In the first of our NEW LOOK VLOGs,'s Emma Elizabeth shares the exhibition love at Salone del Mobile 2011.  First stop, we take you to the traditional center of Salone del Mobile, Zona Tortona. This year has seen some major changes, but some of design's biggest names such as Superstudio Piu, Moooi and Tom Dixon are still here.  Among some fabulous new designs we find an incredible piano shaped like a whale, and Emma Elizabeth's favorite lamp of the show so far ...  !
Part 1 of Zona Tortona, with Zona Tortona Part 2 in 3 days!

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