Well...it seems that my fears about the fair being a small event this year were unfounded. Yes, the press day was quiet and a little subdued, but the first day of public entry was a little crazy in places...especially when the alcohol starts flowing around the exhibits.
At Superstudio, i had exhausted things to see, so i ventured out around Zona Tortona. The Presentation by Ikea had a link to Hidden Heroes (designer Anna Leckstrom from Sweden has a a piece in both locations) so i poked my nose in and was pleasantly surprised by the products.
Just down the road was a combined space for Cassina, Cappellini, Alias and others that had some beautifully detailed timber pieces as well as Adam Goodrum's Stitch Stool.
The sudden heat of the day meant that i was 'forced' to take cover in one of the many bars and cafes surrounding Porta Genove. A local drink was selected...the Negroni...which proved to be a little stronger than expected, but it made for an enjoyable afternoon :)