T MAGAZINE celebra il Salone del Mobile 2019

T’s annual Salone del Mobile celebration has turned the garden of Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan into a fantastical landscape created by the design duo Studio Ossidiana – Alessandra Covini and Giovanni Bellotti. T’s editor in chief, Hanya Yanagihara, had invited the designers to bring the inventiveness of their recent Prix de Rome-winning project — in which they reimagined the Sixhaven area of Amsterdam as a floating playground — to the party (a model of that design was also on display inside the villa).

While guests included Olafur Eliasson, Raf Simons, Jonathan Anderson and India Mahdavi, the stars of the evening were undoubtedly the 12 pastel-painted piñatas, shaped like abstract plants and otherworldly farm buildings and filled with chocolates; petals from the Milanese florist Potafiori and surprise gifts.