As friday came to an end i was led by a small group of Italian and German designers to a lovely little concept space, apartment and store. From the outside it seemed a little like an exclusive club and i was not all that keen to venture in. Once inside i understood why people were lining up outside. I had been brought to the LAGO apartment and temporary shop. The group decided to rent a 300 square metre apartment to live, work, sell and entertain in during the fair. It is a beautiful apartment, and is a wonderful space in which to go and have a home cooked meal and sit and chat, far away from the bustle and noise of Via Tortona. I could quite happily go there every night (and maybe i will...)
A small detail that we found there was a stack of cardboard chairs filed away in the fireplace. They are simply rolls of rough cardboard that make for fantastic temporary seating.
I also managed to get to the Toshiba installation which has a room full of interactive lighting set up in a dark, sand filled and slightly surreal space. Also worth a look are the prototypes for some ultra thin LED lights (no photos of these i'm afraid...)