The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile — Part IV

After a rocky two years, life is inching closer to normal these days, and one could use the design-world fair schedule as a barometer: After outright cancellation in April of 2020, the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan managed to squeak through a mini-show in September, only to come back with full force last week just in time for its 60th anniversary. It certainly was no April — our fair experience this year included tromping around sweatily in 87-degree heat and getting drenched by an intense summer rain storm — but with the global supply chain still delaying production schedules and spring COVID surges so uncertain, it was the best case scenario, and a success by any measure. More than 2,000 exhibitors showed at the Rho Fiera this year, more than 260,000 visitors attended, and we walked away from all the huge Italian dinners, garden parties, and launch presentations feeling like our sanity had finally been restored.

A return to the first full-scale Milan fair in three years, though, meant a return to the gargantuan task of trying to see everything — well, definitely not everything, but enough — in five days, clocking 20,000 steps a day traveling from the nether reaches of the abandoned military hospital that housed Alcova, to the maze of pop-up shows dotted around the center of town, to the trek up north to the fair proper itself, where brands like e15, Glas Italia, and Arflex launch their new collections each year.

Our fourth Salone del Mobile round-up of 2022 finishes up our overview of in-town presentations, with a few Rho Fiera stragglers and a whole lot of the neighborhood-based fair 5Vie, which launched in 2013 and is still going strong. This year’s roundup includes a first — a restaurant interior, by the Georgian firm Rooms Studio — plus a conceptual bar that the marble company Marimar erected to pay homage to Adolf Loos’s 1907 American Bar in Austria. We’ve got our favorite presentation from Rossana Orlandi this year, a suite of fabric columns and capitals by the Spanish designer Sergio Roger, and our picks from the latest edition of Doppia Firma, which pairs designers with heritage craft manufacturers. Plus a new set of lights by Formafanstasma inspired by Matisse’s paper cut-outs, and the latest releases from Moroso, Vaarnii, SCP, and Resident. There’s a lot more to see in today’s post, we hope it inspires you!

Sergio Roger

Doppia Firma

Zanellatto Bortotto x IncalmiPhilippe Nigro x Jeff Mack and Chris RochelleHannes Peer x Del Savio 1910Ugo La Pietra x Intro

Grace Prince

Formafantasma for Maison Matisse

Jello by Marco Campardo

Ich Und Du by Matter of Course

Licorice mirrors by Studio BergCandy by Studio BergPleiades lamps by Simone LülingFreeplay by Marieke Lienau

Serena Confalonieri for MM Lampadari


Anorak by Patricia Urquiola Square chairs by Jonathan OlivaresGogan sofa by Patricia Urquiola

Poltrona Frau

Souvenir d’Italie by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba


Sacha chair by Philippe Malouin Plane tables by Jamie McLellan Ghost Lights by Resident Studio


Hans lamps by Hans-Agne Jakobsson

Christina Celestino for Ceramiche de Maio


Blocks by Neri & Hu Rugs and fabrics by Arthur Arbesser, rugs produced by CC-Tapis


Mesa de Baile & Silla de Baile by Wilkinson & Rivera
Puffer sofa by Phiilippe Malouin

Ewelina reclining armchair by Matthew Hilton

Courtyard Series by Andrea Vásquez Medina and Iris Roth

Marble Bar by Marimar

Gheama restaurant interior by Rooms

Natalia Criado

Owl at Palinurobar

Radici rugs by Chiara Andreatti

Italian Echoes reissue collection by iGuzzini

Sorella by Harvey Guzzini, 1968Zurigo by Luigi Massoni, 1966Polsino by Gio Ponti, 1968Nitia by Rodolfo Bonnetto, 1972

Stefan Scholten wallpapers for BN International