The Fuorisalone in Milan has established itself more and more in recent years and now attracts many visitors, even those who are not from the furniture design industry. The name stands for exhibitions and events during the furniture fair throughout the city. During this week, many well-known brands will be showing their innovations not only at the trade fair but also in showrooms in the city centre. So even laymen like me can discover the latest designs and trends. I particularly like the fact that you can get into houses that are otherwise not open to the public. Many beautiful courtyards hide behind heavy doors.
However, it is rather difficult for me to identify trends in the design sector. But perhaps it would be a good idea not to be guided by them when setting up your home?
A very special experience is the "Corso Como" - one of the most beautiful consumer temples I know. Here everything is styled and I can feed my eyes really beautiful with design.
The former Panettone factory serves as an exhibition space. For us visitors a feast for the eyes, for the exhibitors a challenge, as most of the roofs are only fragmentary.
I was particularly impressed by the works of the New Material Award 2018 and those of www.qwstion. They give hope that a rethinking of resource management is actually underway. The bags from Qwstion can also be bought in Bern at Stoor in Rathausgasse.
For me, the Fuorisalone is simply inspiring. In the evening you go out for dinner with friends and discuss whether pink is the trend colour and marble is really celebrating a comeback? And of course Italian cuisine also makes a significant contribution to well-being and good conversation.
The audience is more styled than e.g. in Bern's alleys - but whether the short cullotes really stand every woman and the clunky sneakers please?
Italy - isn't life beautiful?