04 PM | 23 Apr

Airbnb Charges Artists to Interpret the Housewarming Experience


For Milan design week, Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, partnered with design think tank, Fabrica, to create Housewarming, an experiential installation for the 2015 edition of Salone del Mobile.

This partnership celebrated the connections that guests and hosts experience through sharing a home, as well as how these unique relationships begin with a simple welcome. Following a successful collaboration at the London Design Festival, Airbnb’s installation at Salone 2015 further showcases its commitment to design as a driving force behind the company.

Between April 14-17, installation visitors were able see the creations of 19 international designers who interpreted the concept of “welcome.” Visitors were invited to interact with the designers to further discuss their ideas featured in the installations. From the experience of a very British tea time to the Indian ritual of lighting copper lamps, Airbnb hoped that visitors would leave with a sense of belonging to the Milanese home and the cultures each of the Fabrica designers represented.

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