As with the years past at the Salone del Mobile, it is impossible to see every exhibit (or even most of them) during the week. However, the Triennale Design Museum is always on the top of my hit list, as there are normally some great installations, and this year was no exception.
Just after attending the official press conference of Carl Hansen & Søn’s reveal of Tadao Ando’s Dream Chair (the post to come shortly), I walked next door into an amazing display called Danish Chromatism. This was a visual representation of well-known Danish designs over the years all in one place – represented by color and spatial levels. It’s great to see companies who are normally competitors have their products participate in this impressive installation.
Out on the terrace is an outdoor setup with Danish company With a View, which is a collection of furniture that can be used both outside during summers and inside during winters. An afternoon tea was set up for guests along with some very yummy homemade cookies, which really made for a relaxing afternoon.
Participating companies include Carl Hansen & Søn, Ege, Fabula Living, Fredericia Furniture, Fritz Hansen, Gubi, Herskind – Herskind, Holmegaard, Karakter, Kay Bojesen, Kvadrat, LEGO, Libratone, Louis Poulsen, Lyngby Porcelæn, MA/U Studio, Made a Mano, Montana, Paustian, Peter Klint, Rosendahl, Royal Copenhagen, Skagerak, Stelton, Tom Rossau, TROLLBEADS, Wiinberg, With a View, and 8000c.