Show special: Beautiful pieces from Milan

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As Italy’s undisputed capital of fashion and design, Milan has an annual interiors fair worthy of its status. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile, which has been running since the 1960s, is the largest of its kind in the world and is regarded by many as the most important. This year, lighting proved the most inspiring element of the five-day event: rounded forms dominated at Modoluce and Nilufar, in contrast to Lumen Center Italia’s sharp, spear-like lamp. Words Rosie Duncan

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile
1. Orb suspension lamp, Modoluce 2. Knit lounge armchair, Ethimo 3. Net Light vase by F. Bortolani and E. Righi, Serralunga 4. Astolfo lamp by Amedeo G. Cavalchini, Lumen Center Italia