Atelier Clerici – the go-to destination for anybody who wants more than absurd furniture or gadgets from the Fuorisalone – is no longer with us, but Space Caviar, Joseph Grima’s think-tank, has moved from its lavish palazzo in Duomo to a former panettone factory (COVA) in NoLo, near the prestigious warehouses beneath the Ventura Centrale station and Sam Baron from Fabrica. Organised with Studio Vedèt , ALCOVA will host over 20 exhibitors, and experimentation is guaranteed as these include young collectives such as Also Known As, renowned designers such as Gijs Bakker, Hans Maier Aichen and Buro Belén, reinterpreted craftwork and Italian traditions from Bloc Studios and Architetti Artigiani Anonimi. Alcova can also count on the presence of institutions such as Z33 and projects investigating the value of anonymous design such as Nanban, the online store for Japanese products founded in 2016 by Francesca Pellicciari, Giacomo Donati and Ayaki Itoh.
In short, the cool Salone is here this year: North of Loreto. NoLo has made it.
Written by Lucia Tozzi