The Salone del Mobile 2017 was an adventure either way, or even a challenge. Indeed, during these few days where the city is full of new features and facilities, our mind always wants more. It is difficult to see everything and have a comprehensive look at what's happened, that's why Husk offers here its selection, from the Rho Fiera to parts of the city, and not forgetting to visit Rossana Orlandi. Back on a memorable design fair, here are the brands and products that caught my eye...
ALTREFORME is an Italian brand that stood out on the show by displaying a booth in the colors of their new collection: completely Galactic. Glitter materials and futuristic colors reinforce the unique shapes close to sculpture, made of aluminium. In addition, brand attaches strong importance to use a 100% recyclable material, while guaranteeing a mind paying tribute to the tradition of Italian design.
-> Specifications: Cyber chair and Saturn coffee table, aluminum.
ARKOF is one of the brands I discovered at this Milan show. Actor of Italian design since the 70s, this brand has constantly offered innovative products, even provocative, without losing the essential value: functionality and this new 2017 collection is perfectly representative of this spirit.
–> Specifications: Cabinet Palafitta, with three compartments of different dimensions (doors or drawers), modular at will. MDF lacquered (RAL and Valchromat color), lacquered tubular structure, technical details of the various available dimensions OVER HERE.
Buffet Sherwood with interior shelves in OSB painted brilliant (available colors: green, black, white, blue, red). Dimensions 160 x 40 x 80 cm. Matte, black lacquered base.
On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile. ARTEMIDE has unveiled its new 2017 collection, in its splendid showroom in via Mazzoni in Milan. the new collection is rich and amazing, playing with the codes of lightness, and combining technical expertise with poetry.
–> Specifications: YANZI, by Neri & Hu. Collection presenting a table lamp, a floor lamp and three suspensions. Matt black painted brass structure, sphere diffusers in blown glass, sphere supports in iron. Variable dimensions, light source with dimmer.
EOS, by Bernhardt & Vella. Collection made of a floor lamp and a sconce. Floor lamp dimensions: H 1500 mm x 150 mm diameter. Sconce dimensions: diameter 450 mm. Structure in brushed brass, textile diffuser combined with a diffusing technopolymer. Light source: LED.
ARTIFORT has acquired for the first time the talent of the designer Luca Nichetto in order to offer to its new collection a lounge chair that looks modern, able to succeed the legendary pieces of Pierre Paulin. The designer's work is based on the impression of the human body, the ideal position taken in an armchair and the imprint leaves behind. Pala is a relax Chair that will fit easily in work environments or hotels.
–> Specifications: Chair and ottoman Pala assorted fully trimmed. Frame in steel wire and molded foam inner. available with fixed or swivel base. Available in many colours. Total back height 970 mm, depth total 860 mm, 400 mm seat height.
Soft Props is a modular seating system designed by Konstantin Grcic. For this product, CASSINA has put its know-how at the service of the inventiveness of the designer. The designer has chosen an architectural sofa, delimited by this black tubular structure that also serves as a backrest.
"I wanted to create a piece related to space, something more abstract, but without compromising anything in terms of comfort." Konstantin Grcic
–> Specifications: Iron tubular structure painted in black and partially covered with expanded polyurethane, padding in expanded polyurethane and feathers, fabric or leather cover in the Cassina collections, varnished coffee tables in several colours: walnut, natural oak or black painted. Dimensions 85 x 110 or 85 x 170 cm.
EMMEMOBILI Is a typically Italian brand that makes woodworking in all its forms, an excellence. Quality is the key word of all their collections, and their stand in the current colors did not go unnoticed on the show: dim lighting, exceptional design. The pieces are imposing but very harmonious, the design is sought after and a bit humorous.
–> Specifications: BLOCK and PORTICO cabinets...
The Salone del Mobile 2017 was the opportunity for GLAS ITALIA to present pieces by designers from different backgrounds. While remaining avant-garde, the brand has been able to adapt to the constraints imposed by new technologies, but also new expectations. The products of this new collection have their own personality and stand out from each other, although a harmony is visible. At the right, the screen Fragment designed by Nendo, uses special decorated glasses that create an illusory game of mirrors and transparencies.
–> Specifications: Patricia Urquiola, LIQUEFY tables. Collection consisting of a table and three low tables in extra light tempered glass, the effect of which echoes the veining of the marble. The decoration is surrounded by a colorful coordinated framework painted on the glass perimeter. Available in green and pink-beige hues.
Screen FRAGMENT by Nendo. Collection consisting of two tables, a coffee table and a screen in extra light tempered glass. The tables have cylindrical legs in aluminum. The tables are available in bronze and anodised bronze brushed aluminum.
GTV has also introduced many new features on this edition. The Chair N.0designed by Frontoffers a new look at elegance that qualify their products. Composed of three circles - backrest, sitting, armrest (only one!) - this chair is rooted in our time, where the codes are reviewed but with respect, always keeping track of the original design.
–> Specifications: : Height 860 mm x width 550 mm x depth 550 mm. Back available in natural straw or black mesh. Structure in black lacquered curved wood. Available with single armrest or without. Different fabrics available for the seat.
The stand of MINIFORMS was so colorful, a real hymn to joy, that you wanted to stay there for hours. All the products presented, whether they were part of the old or the new collection, were presented in a way to showcase a lively and refreshing spirit.
-> Specifications: IOLA and CLARETTA chairs.
NIKARI is a Finnish brand that celebrated its 50 years of existence at the show. Nikari is committed to honoring the Nordic tradition, using raw, unworked and natural materials such as wood and leather. The result? A passion for wood that translates into ever more contemporary products, with stunning finishes. The brand treats wood only with substances from nature such as oils, waxes, and soaps.
–> Specifications: Lounge chair XL DECEMBER Jasper Morrison and Wataru Kumano. Legs in oak or ash, sitting in leather or canvas. Dimensions: Width x height 700/380 mm x depth 595 mm 705 mm.
Set of APRIL tables by Alberto Häberli. Available in oak, ash or birch. Dimensions: Widths 300/500/150 mm x Height 400/200/600 x Depth 500/600/250 mm.
The very graphic stand of PEDRALI, presented as small scenes, is a tribute to the strength of this Italian company through the metaphor of the geometry of solids. In a subdued atmosphere, we walk around and discover the new collection gradually, which is composed of versatile and functional products, as always.
–> Specifications: Sofa and armchair SUNSET of Alessandro Foewarding. Made of polyethylene (white, beige, sand colours), the cushions are made of polyurethane foam and are removable and water-proof. Dimensions: 800 x 720 or 1500 x 720 mm.
Lamps GIRAVOLTA of Basaglia Rota Nodari. Wireless outdoor lamps, injected plastic structure, diffusers in polycarbonate. Available colors: white, black, beige, yellow, orange, green. Height 1300/500/330 mm, diameter 150 mm.
During this edition of the Salone del Mobile 2017, SANCAL came to present its EnigmaThe collection, composed of 5 new products. Enigma is a response to the darkness of the world, a response to uncertainty through humor, an antidote based color scheme, and a surrealist scenography. From the outside, everything seems normal, and yet, once in the heart of the stand, we find ourselves captivated by what happens there...
-> Specifications: MAGNUM chair by Jose Manuel Ferrero. Customizable product. The base can be: simple, a central support in lacquered metal, a base in fabric, or 4 feet.
Acoustic panels BEETLE of Mut Design. Available in 6 variants, several colors and fabric combinations are possible. Support oak can be stained.
SWEDESE appealed to the most talented Scandinavian designers for its 2017 collection. Many of the new elements are inspired of the designer Yngve Ekström heritage. The characteristic folded wood, as well as simple and elegant forms centered on the function are visible in the collection. This season, the new coating Nature Textile . KUSTAA Saksi just revives the curves of the Lamino chair!
–> Specifications: Nature Textile of Kustaa Saksi is available in black or green.
POND coffee table by Monica Förster. Trays in 3 different stones, stone grey lite, limestone ölands and granite. Two different heights are available. Dimensions: Height 390/450 mm x length 600 mm x width 400 mm.
ELINA ULVIO. In the spotlight this year, the collection Lampi presents a series of objects that are can be mirrors in the vertical, and are changed into trays in the horizontal...
DAISUKE KITAGAWA. Beautiful surprise from the entrance to Salone Satellite, with the discovery of the latest novelty of the Japanese designer: the Floetable, whose glass trays are interchangeable and available in several colors. Stunning.
FONTANA ARTE. For the first time, the brand collaborated with the young Sicilian architect Francesco Librizzi, who gave birth to the Setareh collection (table lamps and suspensions), with finesse and elegance... a real work on the balance of the forms.
OLIVIA LEE. Another nice surprise, the collection Athena collection ofOlivia Lee, which celebrates the woman and independence, by creating a series of modular objects to influence her environment (for example, the Althar dressing table where the mirror is interchangeable with a phone holder or a pedestal where to showcase a fetish product).
LAURA VARE. Exhibited on the same stand asElina Ulvio (Luomo Collective), Laura Vare offers the series of luminaires 7. Thin, graphic, and inspired by a simple line on paper, they offer a back to basics.
LUCE PLAN. On this Salone del Mobile 2017, and more particularly on Euroluce and Salone SatelliteLuce Plan presented Amisoldesigned by Daniel Rydbakken. A luminaire occupying a large space, but with minimal volume, and incomparable grace!
PAULINEPLUSLUIS. The Belgian duo struck again with Venice, this astonishing applique directly inspired by the Venetian blind principle. A light product, even aerial, which reproduces with ingenuity the interaction of the rays of the sun with the geometry of the blind...
HANNA SÄRÖKAARI. Finally, the third protagonist of the Luomo collective has designed the Lollipop lamp, very effective, and capable to reflect the light that it produces as well as the colors of its environment.
CHMARA.ROSINKE. This Viennese designers' duo strive for everything and who won the Price Émile Hermès in 2016, presented their new creations - the chair in the foreground and the carpet - among their iconic products on a harmonious stand.
Rossana Orlandi is a great lady of design who has the habit of exposing the designers before everyone else. Traveling the world from biennales to exhibitions, she has made many famous talents such as, for example, Fernando Mastrangelo. Her famous gallery in Milan, Via Bandellois known to offer the visitor the opportunity to discover a range of impressive new names and products that will make the trends of tomorrow. Small selection, but great talents.
Fabulous work of glass by Dutch designer Germans Ermics. At Rossana Orlandi, he presented theOmbré Glass Chair as well as the Horizon Screen which made a sensation under the lively pergola of their host. The designer plays on the too fragile, too miraculous aspect of this collection in order to divert the functional spirit which despite everything, inhabits them.
Hattern is a young design studio that focused on working with a material capable of expressing colors and shades using the principles of refraction and light transmission. Their series of vases Mellow, in transparent or translucent acrylic, performed remarkably well this challenge.
Who could believe that these lamps are made of leather? And yet, here is the feat. The 2017 collection of Jorge Penadés Studio includes the Structural Skinlamps, Whose structure is well made of leather, and are available in any color. The study of this material in order to test it gives rise to a unique and incredible pattern.
-> Special mention for the NOV Gallerywhich featured in this edition of the Salone del Mobile 2017, many talents.
Both designers are fascinated by polyurethane foam. Playing on the codes of the seen / unseen, they first reveal to the visitors a material that is used to being hidden, rarely put on the front of the stage. Moreover, with Foam Me, they ask the question of the hybrid furniture. Can we attribute several functions to furniture?
The small lamp RTB by . Vincent Dechelette is surprising and different from what we perceive at first sight. You think it's light? Its pedestal is nevertheless made of terrazzo. You think it's fragile? Its preformed diffuser is however made of plastic (PET) and whose stark color sublimates the whole lamp, appreciated as much lighted as for the object itself.
Studio Thevoz-Choquet has reinterpreted an object whose shape could quickly become a classic in design: the bike lock. Putting forward the minimalist and functional aesthetics of it, the designers duo rebaptized the series The Locked Objects, allowing him to finally penetrate into a new universe, the one of the interior.
The design editor Scarlet Splendour, for its third participation in the Salone del Mobile, introduced a new collection which includes the very feminine series 88 secrets, with remarkable finishes, designed by Nika Zupanc which was decidedly in the spotlight this year. 88 secrets for the 88 constellations we know... 2017? Definitely a Galactic year.
Here we go for the best-of this Salone del Mobile 2017! If you missed it, take a look at the blog-post tracing the collaboration of De Castellli with 7 women designers!
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Chloé founded Huskdesignblog in 2016. Ever since, she is decoding every nook and cranny to find the best interiors and furniture ideas for her beloved readers and followers, eager for beautiful things.
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