An exhibition devoted to design products and decorative and technical interior design solutions, S.Project is making a return at Salone Del Mobile.Milano. Now into its second edition, the exhibition is expected to contain a heterogeneous mix of proposals ranging from indoor to outdoor furnishings to coverings, lighting, acoustic solutions, wellness products and textiles.
The S.Project is a fairly new Salone concept, which has already become a point of reference for interior design solutions at the international level. It will play host to 90 exhibitors, spread over an area equal to 13.000 m2 in Pavilions 13 and 15 at Fiera Milano, Rho. This space will also host the great no-brand installation Design with Nature, conceived and curated by the architect Mario Cucinella to celebrate 60 years of the Salone del Mobile.Milano and the commitment of an entire sector to environmental sustainability.
S.Project aims to pick up on trends, evidencing the most significant lines of contemporary design research: the hybridisation of contexts and the move from the design of individual pieces to that of whole environments. Additionally, the companies’ ongoing efforts to make production sustainable and carbon neutral will be showcased at the exhibition.
The decorative interior schemes at S.Project are presented as complete in their own right and the proposals are underpinned by research into the environmental responsibility and aesthetic value of projects and products. The indoor aesthetic will flow seamlessly into the outdoor aesthetic and, at times, one can see how this system of communicating vessels is being inverted: outdoor spaces will break down the barriers between in and out, and their shapes, colours and materials will influence interior products.
The kitchens and bathrooms in this pavilion will reflect on innovative concepts for restoring the performance and the rituality of these spaces from a more responsible perspective as well as from a more social one. The range of materials and coverings will be abundant and innovative such as nano-technological surfaces and the latest generation agglomerates will feature alongside more traditional materials such as marble and wood, which will channel sumptuous finishes and treatments for renewed appeal. There will be a re-launch of artisan and productive techniques, the rehabilitation of old quarries and forgotten species of wood, research into both the world of ceramic coatings and laminates and enhancements. Wallpapers will evolve from digital styles to more tactile designs, with a particular focus on textures and textiles and will continue to draw on earthy colours and textures. Botanical designs, luminous and delicate, will still be present but the design will focus mainly on minimalist elements of green foliage and their links with architectural and industrial elements. Light will be increasingly technological and emotive, translated into innovative products capable of sketching out new scenarios in the field of lighting. Furniture will overridingly boast a natural look, interpreting the synthesis between nature and artifice. Finally, furnishing accessories will no longer play second fiddle to spaces and become fundamental declaimers of taste and culture, produced in tandem with the project itself.
S.Project will act as a business platform geared to bolstering the alliance between retail, designers and businesses, providing an experience in the round and a more efficient networking environment.
Image credits: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri for Salone Del Mobile.Milano