l to r clockwise:Installation by C12, Swarovski Crystal Palace installation, Scientific Food Scale by Acquacalda, Speakers by Tom Dixon

This year, at the highly anticipated Salone Internazionale del Mobile, great consideration was given to smart design that merges complex thinking with a minimalist approach. Pure form, science and human interaction were major themes at this year’s event, and they inspired designers to push the boundaries of functionality without losing a distinctly effortless aesthetic. Stay tuned for several in-depth reports from the main Salone event at the Rho fairgrounds, as well as features on the innovative exhibitions showcased at Zona Tortona and other Fuori Salone locations.

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