Obligatory almost for the Milan Salone, audacious design got no more hedonistic than at Dimore Studio’s ‘Limited Edition’, the new collection of nine one-of-a-kind pieces by Emiliano Salci. Presented in a proto-industrial forum of rooms with purple carpeting and gold walls, classic pieces from the late 19th and early 20th century were upcycled and reprofiled. an alluring and flamboyant visionary, salci deconstructed the consoles, bars, low tables and buffets, transforming them with new fittings and bright new lacquers, in a variety of materials like brass and polished steel that breathed wild new life and irreverent charisma into them. Meanwhile, another Milanese legend, nina Yashar, chose designer, architect and creator of immersive wonderlands, India Mahdavi, to transform her gallery, nilufar, into a club environment using gio Ponti furniture from her own collection and extravagant silk murals from Mahdavi, to pulse-popping effect.
above, above right and below right ovoid table, console and low table plinth, all by dimore studio below chez nina, the showroom-turned-nightclub by india mahdavi and nilufar gallery