Salone del Mobile 2012: Boutiques become Galleries

Salvatore Ferragamo and Molteni&C teamed up to present the furniture of designer Constance Guisset On the right, Antonella Boralevi. (via)
Wooden MO lamp and SOL rocking chair. Here seen at Ferragamo’s Boutique. (via).
vionnet cranewalk
Christopher Kautz for Vionnet (via). To mark the 2012 edition of Milan’s “Salone del Mobile”, Vionnet presents Cranewalk, a sophisticated survey on wood by designer Christopher Kautz. (read more)

Nature goes Tech
A4ADesign and Patrizia Pepe presented at her Boutique: ” The transfpormation of cult design objects into bi dimensional shapes made from eco-compatible honeycomb cardboard”(thahanks URdesign)

Sit on my Doudoune

At the Moncler shop window: The presentation of their couch designed by Francese di Architetti Gilles & Boissier for Poltrona.
The collection of 100 chairs, the photo exhibition and the video will be presented at the Milan Marni boutique during Salone Del Mobile, and its adjacent courtyard. Furthermore all photos will be published on ANTICAMERA2, Marni’s online magazine, which will be published on during Salone del Mobile 2012.

Maroquinaris Zoologicae

For the Salone del Mobile 2012, Louis Vuitton has decided to entrust itself yet again to Billie Achilleos and, since some of his creations have already populated the shop windows of the flagship stores in Paris, New York and Sydney, the fantastic collection of Billie Achilleos will set foot in the Via Montenapoleone boutique.(via)

Dimensions of Design – 20 anni delle Miniature del Vitra Design Museum

at the Hugo Boss Boutique at the Corso Matteotti: 100 Vitra minitures on display (via)

pop-up store

COS has collaborated with set designer and illustrator Gary Card to create a pop up shop in the Ventura Lambrate part of Salone del Mobile

Bottega Veneta pop-up store
For the launch of Bottega Veneta’s newly introduced initials service Bottega Veneta Initials was introduced in a special pop-up shop at the Salone del Mobile 2012 (photo’s by Shini Park of Park and Cube)

Unfortunately we didn’t visit Milan ourselves this year. So we have to make do with windowshopping on the net. Visit our walk during The Salone di Mobile 2011
down the Via della Spiga.

Visit Mimi Berlin at The Gem Kingdom……

Visit Mimi Berlin at The Gem Kingdom……

Gem Kingdom regularly gives artists and designers the opportunity to use the shop window of the Gem Kingdom store as a platform.
The 6th exposition, is by Mimi Berlin. Berlin’s Dream-Homes/Traumhäuser will be showcased at the Christmas window of the Gem Kingdom Flagstore in Amsterdam from 10/12/11 trough 11/01/12.

More of Mimi Berlin’s Dream-Homes/Traumhäuser

Below the previous windows designed for The Gem Kingdom.

Sjoerd Vroonland, July 2010

‘Bebe’ flower sculpture by Andreas Verheijen, August 2010

‘Still life’, by Riette Wanders, September 2010 (via)

Left Shopwindow, rightside ‘souvenir Heroic Failure’ (available at the Gem Kingdom Flagstore) by Jozef Van Der Heijden, December 2010.

Window by X+L, September 2011

‘Army of Lovers’ by Marieke Hulsegge, October 2011


A stroll trough the Via della Spiga during Milano Design Week

on 14/4/2011
“to be modern” installation by Jasa at Dolce and Gabanna Spiga2
Tube lights at Moncler
Zanotta at Gherardini
100% cashmere chairs by Big-Game for Moustache at Malo
Hèrmes presents “La Maison”, their home collection

At Prada and Miu Miu they didn’t feel like adapting this day

Stéphanie Marin at Sportmax
An Ode to the classics (like Le Corbusier) at Tod’s
Dressed cupboards at Moschino


Alan Jouro selling shiny Urban Sombrero’s
Murano glasswork by Formia at Roberto Cavalli
Moulded plastic chairs with matching print at Blumarine
All the same at MMM
fabric covered planter pot covers at Marni

Strolling Via Monte Napoleone

A stroll trough Via Monte Napoleone during Milano Design Week 14/4/2011
Snapshotting in front of Giorgio Armani
Citroën sponsoring design
Prada/not adapted
Larusiami and Zanotta chairs
Versace at Versace
Aspesi/cardboard village by .?
Citroën sponsoring design
Agnona meets Servomuto
Cacharel: temporary store
Celine/not adapted
Table “Idolo” by Marco S. in Sergio Rossi shoes
Citroën sponsoring design
Ermengildo Zegna and Phillip Starck/Flos


Dead Ringers
Twiggy/Rootstein (via)
Rootstein’s Agyness Deyn Mannequin
Agyness Deyn herself
Coco Rocha/Rootstein
Megan Fox July 2010 issue of Interview by Graig McDean
ANDY WARHOL Pat Cleveland 1980 © 2006 The Warhol Foundation
Rootstein’s Pat Cleveland(buy)