The Salone del Mobile pre-party in Milan

The Salone del Mobile pre-party in Milan

Hosted by T Magazine and The New York Times

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Milan Design Week's furniture and interiors fair kicked off with aplomb last night, as two esteemed names in publishing host an elegant soirée at Villa Necchi Campiglio

Uniting foreign participants from Europe, Asia and the United States, the Salone del Mobile 2014 design fair is being held from April 8 to 13. Although really only a busy affair for the last two days of the event in Milan, it's definitely a series of events worth visiting to see the latest creations from the likes of Tom Dixon, Tokujin Yoshioka and other designers from around the world.

In celebration of the upcoming proceedings, T Magazine and The New York Times played host to a sophisticated evening at the legendary Villa Necchi Campiglio last night, also serving to mark the official opening of Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2014. The Missoni family joined the likes of Anna Dello Russo and designers Cesare Casado and Brian Atwood, plus architect Fabio Novembre and the artist Francesco Vezzoli – and many others...