Italy’s Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone events, together the largest furniture and interiors fair in the world, has had a few setbacks since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a cancellation in 2020 and several delays in 2021, it only resurfaced last September on a much-reduced scale. This year, however, it finally returned in full force, and a postponement to June from its usual April date allowed more participants to take part. Among the numerous Fuorisalone venues and a packed roster of more than 2,000 exhibitors at Salone del Mobile’s 60th-anniversary celebration, Japan was well represented as usual. On: Design introduces a few product launches, installations and young designers that caught the attention of international media.
The “Woven Narratives” exhibit showcased eight new fabrics by Kyoto-based textile manufacturer Kawashima Selkon. | COURTESY OF KAWASHIMA SELKON
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