Salone del Mobile 2017
The wondrous world of design
An unobtrusive nameplate on a typical Milanese palazzo near Piazza della Repubblica. CQS – the acronym refers to Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda are the designers who have masterminded the special show “DeLightFul” which, we can say this much, could easily become one of the highlights of this year’s Salone del Mobile.
Anyone wanting to understand how Ciarmoli and Queda work (they design products and interiors as well as exhibitions) should definitely visit their studio. For there you can swiftly immerse yourself in a wondrous world of all kinds of materials, fabrics, prototypes, drawings and found pieces from all over the world, where the pair develop their visions.
Ciarmoli Queda’s show at the 2015 Salone, “Before Design: Classic,” was itself a real sensation, doing away with common clichés of “classic design,” with all its negative connotations, and focusing instead on the historical context and quality craftsmanship. One of the consequences of the show was that this year Ciarmoli Queda are curating the “Classic” halls at the Salone del Mobile.
With DeLightFul – Design, Light, Future, Living – this year the focus is on contemporary design, which Ciarmoli Queda put in a sensual, poetic context. In several rooms, created in cooperation with renowned Italian manufacturers and conceived for the in part products were specially created, the visitor travels to all kinds of different worlds and phases of contemporary design.
The highlight of the show comes at the end: “Cinema” will show a work by the renowned Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone (he directed Gomorrah). Ciarmoli Queda already worked with him back in 2015. Garrone’s film was shot in a picturesque forest near Rome, where the borders between reality and semblance are illuminated in poetic images. The show promises to be a tribute to the quality and multilayered nature of contemporary Italian design, and no visitor to this year’s Salone should miss it.
DeLightFul – Design Light Future Living
Salone del Mobile
April 4 – 9, 2017