A collaboration between Fabrica and Airbnb for Salone del Mobile 2015
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, is partnering with Fabrica, to create ‘Housewarming’, an experiential installation for the 2015 edition of Salone del Mobile. Airbnb and Fabrica’s partnership celebrates the connections that guests and hosts experience through sharing a home, and how these unique relationships begin with a simple welcome. Following a successful collaboration at the London Design Festival 2014, Airbnb’s installation at Salone 2015 further showcases its commitment to design as a driving force behind the company.
Visitors to the installation in the Palazzo Crespi, will see the creations of 19 international designers who have interpreted the concept of welcome. Guests will be invited to interact with the designers, who will be installed in different parts of the Palazzo. From the experience of a very British tea time to the Indian ritual of lighting lamps, visitors will leave with a sense of belonging to this Milanese home and the cultures each of the Fabrica designers represent – a feeling which is central to an Airbnb experience.
The Airbnb community is renowned for providing access to incredible spaces, and Palazzo Crespi is no different. Originally built to celebrate the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, along with the other buildings on Corso Venezia, the space reflects the period’s Baroque style and is an enchanting home steeped in Milanese history. ‘Housewarming’ will allow the public to experience Palazzo Crespi, a private home, for the first time through a series of creative activations.