At the Salone del Mobile, an international fair dedicated to interior design based in Milan, and especially at the Fuorisalone (the “alternative” event, which takes place in different districts of Milan during this Design Week) architects, designers and design brands are offering more and more furnishings and design solutions specifically designed for people who share their home with four legged friends.
Pet-friendly furniture and fittings, functional to the needs of domestic animals, but also beautiful to look at and with great attention to detail. Every year at Design Week design studios and interior designer are showing new objects for this niche market:
Brandodesign: luxury items dedicated to the welfare of dogs and cats. Brandodesign is presenting in Milan its Pet Home Collection at Fuorisalone in Via Tortona, M4A space (4 Made Arts) – April 7th there is also a cocktail party and a meeting with the creator of all objects, the architect Pierangelo Brandolisio.
Cocoon Luxury for Pets: when love for animals becomes constant study, creativity and design, aimed to find a meeting point between the needs of pets and lifestyle. In the context of Fuorisalone 2017 Via Piero della Francesca, in the District Pdf Light & Design at Gogol hostel, the two creators Rossella Magnani and Gianluigi Roman will present the first Cocoon line dedicated to luxury pet care.
Nendo: Another brand who loves animals is Nendo with its collection of accessories dedicated to pets, especially dogs, which become real furnishing accessories. The Japanese designer Oki Sato has designed this line having in mind both functionality and compatibility with home environments. The Nendo creations can be seen at the Jil Sander showroom.
This year we will try to go with the chihuahuas in Via Ventura zone, Lambrate district area, between the streets that smell of street food, objects with unpronounceable names and droves of young international designers who run between the buildings and the Hanging Gardens.
We’ll take a ride in Zona Tortona this year (taking care of crowding) precisely in Via Forcella, 7 for the “Milan Underground”, Fuorisalone event that mixes the history of design and the evolution of electronic music. In this case, not being a real club, but more an exhibition with music, we can expect to take a ride with the two dogs.
We will make a trip in Navigli area on Saturday for a private brunch with the Havaianas brand, which built for the occasion of Fuorisalone a Brazilian floating oasis on the canal. Will we find small flip flops or espadrilles for Kendra and Sophie? 🙂
In this photo designer of Nendo Oki Sato with his dog Kinako, photographed by Icon Design Magazine