April 2012, I visited the Milan furniture fair, or the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is how the Italians or the veteran designers who have been going there for donkey years, like to call it. It was an experience - overwhelming, inspiring and humbling at the same time .The whole city turned into an exhibition and there are designers displaying everywhere - on the street, in warehouses, in shops, at home - just everywhere. This post is not so much about the designers or the fair (which I will write about in my future posts) as it is about seeing Ikea, the common mans answer to design (n I love that!!) at its colorful best with a screaming banner-''We love textile''
''me too'' I screamed back!