You will find antiques such as antique ivory and tortoise caskets, first editions of famous books, baroque mirrors, and antique vases of the Trapani tradition. And also English college dressers, Baccarat crystals, immaculate vintage radios, airplane blades, jewelry, and designer fashion pieces. All items from the past that are still inspirational for great fashion Maisons and famous interior designers worldwide.
And then there will be the historical design, including famous ceramics designed by Gio Ponti, bookshelves by Franco Albini, chairs by Vico Magistretti, some objects by Gae Aulenti, and other iconic pieces, including some that are displayed in major exhibitions and exhibited in the permanent collections of design museums.
This year it will also be possible to visit the exhibition The Golden Twenties: Life and fashion of the decade of Les Années Folles which will revive the atmosphere of the 1920s.
Mercanteinfiera has an eclectic audience and among the regular visitors you will find the contemporary art artist in search of ideas for his next works, the aristocratic entrepreneur ready to add a key piece in his new home, the young happy couple with a huge poster under their arms - a special item to create the atmosphere of their new living room -, the cool hunter ready to launch the next trendy product in his collection: in short this is an event not exactly for nostalgic profiles, but more for those who are looking for quality, uniqueness and maybe some investment opportunities.