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Kartell and Marni Love Milan: The Salone del Mobile festivities continued Tuesday evening with the Kartell Loves Milan event.
The event revolved around the reinterpretation of iconic Kartell pieces by designers, chefs, and photographers, many of whom were in attendance to support the Italian contemporary furniture brand.
Rosella Jardini, who customized the Mademoiselle Chair by Philippe Starck, underlined the strong relationship linking Moschino and Kartell. “We are good friends and we have developed many projects together, from chairs to the BowWow ballerinas,” she said. “The next step is the launch of a bag with them in July,” she revealed.
Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2 said this was the first time in ten years that their schedule allowed them to be in Milan for Design Week, describing their first impression with two words – “crazy traffic.” “We’re really getting involved in design now,” said Dean, referring to the interior decorating of their Canada-inspired boutiques. “Everything from the carpet to the wood details.”
A beaming Francesca Versace revealed to WWD that she would be launching her own accessories collection to be presented in June.
Angela Missoni, designer Fabio Novembre and chef Davide Oldani were also present.
Meanwhile, just around the corner, Consuelo Castiglioni was hosting a cocktail party in the courtyard of the Marni boutique, which was transformed into a fairy-tale secret garden with dancing butterflies projected onto the walls for Design Week. “I wanted to give my own pinch of green to Milan,” said Castiglioni, who designed coffee tables and chairs wrapped with recycled polyvinyl chloride black ribbons. “For the installation, I took inspiration from the mulberries that border many streets in Milan,” explained the designer.
“I really like this idea of bringing the arboreal element into design,” commented Luisa Beccaria, who will be missing the rest of the week due to work commitments in New York. “I think that now people feel the necessity to be closer to nature, to what is concrete.”