The Milan Furniture Fair kicks off on the 14th of this month, and sticks around through the 19th. While there are sure to be some great furniture companies showing off their wares, some top fashion houses are set to participate.
First, it was revealed that Bottega Veneta would be showcasing a variety of products with Japanese influences at a pop-up store to coincide with the Fair. After showing a spring collection laced with references to the East, creative director Tomas Maier stuck to the same theme on a collection of ingenious house wares. Joining forces with Seiichi Kamei, editor in chief of Casa Brutas, a Japanese design and architecture magazine, they strung together a selection of curious pieces to display alongside Bottega Veneta’s molto Italiano pieces—hand-carved glass tumblers, cedar water pitchers and inlaid decorative boxes along side signature intrecciato weave Bottega Veneta leather goods made exclusively for the store.
The Bottega Veneta pop-up will be open the 15th through the 18th at Via Privata Ercole Marelli 4/9. Call 39 02 700 60 611 for more information.
Roberto Cavalli is also joining in on the festivities. Turning over his store at 42 Via della Spiga to artist Laslo LL Papp, five unique pieces of art will be displayed as part of an in-store installation. Papp, a 29-year-old artist from northeastern Udine, works by hand to create intricate wood pieces.