Salone del Mobile Day 3: Wine & Design Pairings From Friuli, Changes in Milan

Wandering around the Salone del Mobile events last week, you always happen upon interesting items and thought provoking works. Sometimes you also find things you can’t live without. For example, last Wednesday my friend found her wedding dress at the Salone which was a kick and of course touching (WEEPY GIRL MOMENT) and we also found a funky pairing of wines, food and different scenarios with furniture for a variety of situations.

The project was created by www.newlifecontract.com, Pane e Vino San Daniele and Fantinel.

For the work related meal, the project suggested a Collio Rosso from the Sant’Helena vineyard, paired with prosciutto di San Daniele and a chair called Alex. For a friendly convivial moment instead, they chose a Ribolla Gialla, Prosciutto and a design model called Spock. Romance instead called for a Rose’ Brut by Fantinel and a new chair called Nancy Launge.

The installation was much more complex than this short explanation but I think this gives a flavor of what one finds at the Salone del Mobile, at least in the Fuorisalone.

I think it may be Milan’s most exciting moment. I am sure that the Expo 2015 will bring large numbers of visitors to Milan. For those who haven’t been a bit of time, you will find the city very changed. In my opinion, all for the better.

One amazing thing I saw in the subway was this vending machine for books. I have never seen this before in any country. The main book store put the most sought after books in this machine and for around 10 euros you could buy a book.

What my friends all mentioned was the new bike lanes throughout the city. These bikes are also strategically located around the city for locals and commuters to use. I had first seen these bikes in Rome but they have become common place in Milan as well.

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