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Furniture usually gets taken for granted. But when an interior designer or furniture architect throws their passion into their avocation, stunning examples of design, flair and boldness can creep into showroom and living rooms all over the world.
In Milan, Italy this past week, the annual Milan furniture fair celebrated its 50th anniversary where hundreds of thousands of visitors came for the biggest event in the design calendar, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, otherwise known as the Milan Furniture Fair. Founded in 1961, the fair was a driver of the Italian postwar miracle, helping establish the idea that "Made in Italy" was the ultimate guarantee of quality. In its infancy, 12,000 people attended the first fair. In 2010, the crowds exceeded 359,000 – in 2005 the fair had to move to a vast new exhibition campus in Rho, outside the city.
In an attempt to provide the viewer with some spectacular visuals, the writer attaches the article printed in The Los Angeles Times that captures an array of the furniture that will never be taken for granted. Enjoy the photographs. They are well worth your time.