Milan Preview: New Lighting — And the Cutest Café — By Lambert & Fils
At Salone every other year, a special portion of the fair is devoted to Euroluce, aka all the lighting brands you can cram into one (or two) pavilions. But this year, one of our favorite lighting brands is debuting its new collections miles away from the fairgrounds of Milan: Next week, the Montréal-based Lambert & Fils will pop up with a six-day concept café at Alcova, a former panettone factory in the northeast corner of the city. Designed and produced by Lambert & Fils with DWA Design Studio, Caffé Populaire will feature custom furniture by Mariotti Fulget and DWA Design Studio, tableware by Revol, and two brand new lighting collections by Lambert & Fils. Inspired by Middle Eastern archways and Roman terracotta roofs, Hutchison is a scalloped fixture with a matte, painted finish while Sainte has a more contemporary feel, with panes of colored glass hanging from a sling of nylon straps. On view at Via Popoli Uniti 11-13, from April 9-14, 11am to 7pm.