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Twisted lamps, minimal chairs and colourful prints are on the agenda this week, with the Salone del Mobile taking place in Milan. As one of the world’s most recognised interior design events, it’s no surprise that it sees some of the biggest names in design take part including some designers who are usually associated with fashion. 

This year, Giorgio Armani is celebrating 40 years of working in the fashion industry and taking the opportunity to reflect on his brand’s history, including his ventures in interior design. To coincide with Salone Del Mobile, the designer is hosting a retrospective – ‘The Art of Living’ - at the Armani Theatre featuring different aspects of his work, including the latest designs for the new Queen’s Gate Place in London. 

Meanwhile, Trussardi’s furniture line, Trussardi Casa, which is designed by Carlo Colombo, is also celebrating an anniversary, albeit its first. To mark occasion the brand revealed a collection of furniture and accessories during Milan Design Week, with a sleek, minimal aesthetic. 


It’s been a busy week for Missoni. The label presented a new collection of Bolla vases by Missoni, a colourful collaboration with porcelain manufacturer Richard Ginori. The fashion house also used Design Week to launch a new exhibition at the Museo MA*GA. Called “Missoni, L’Arte, il Colore”, the retrospective explores the Missoni’s fammily’s relationship to art. 


Taking inspiration from travel, Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection was first presented at Design Miami 2012. For this year’s Milan Design Week the house has introduced new pieces, created in collaboration with three designers: Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne. The whole collection, consisting of 16 pieces since its inception, is on display at the Palazzo Bocconi until Sunday. 

Pucci has collaborated with Kartell and Philippe Starck to create ‘Madame – World of Emilio Pucci’. Previewed last year, the collection consist of arm chairs designed by Starck and upholstered by Emilio Pucci. The designs follow on from Emilio Pucci’s ‘Cities of the World’ limited edition scarves, depicting the cityscapes of New York, Paris, Rome and Shanghai. 

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