Every April, Mikayla (my Main Squeeze) and I spend a week in Milan during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the Modern Furniture Fair. Milan is the world center of design for both fashion and furniture, so the city opens its doors to an international design community of over 300,000 with hundreds of showrooms putting on special installations and events, in addition to the largest, most extensive trade show facility I have ever experienced. Las Vegas pales by comparison.
Foerstel doesn’t design furniture or interiors (yet), but all design projects share the same basic principles, and being immersed in the innovation, imagination and passion of the design culture in Milan for a week is unbelievably inspiring. I come back to work refreshed and with a renewed perspective and energy.