It’s been just a few days since the biggest event of the year, Milan’s Salone del Mobile, has come to an end. Overwhelmed by inspiration, innovation and creativity showcased, the Milanese fair introduced all things new, some of which have caught our attention… We have chosen 1o of our favorites furniture pieces (but surely there’s more) to share with our readers. Think donut shaped radiators, furry chairs, minimalist ottomans, rounded tube chairs….
“Buuuuuun-dle!” The game, popular not only with children in Great Britain, becomes pure bliss. Pile up clothes and blankets, shout “buuuuuun-dle” and dive right into the soft make-shift cushions. This promise of happiness is inherent in the new sofa designed by EOOS, called the Bundle by Walter Knoll. The soft upholstery looks like a large folded blanket, a design idea supposedly as simple as it is ingenious. The end result is a sofa which unites all the sensorial qualities of a well-designed piece of upholstered furniture. Softer, gentler, homelier. A pure bundle of joy.
A textile sleeve tightly slid onto a discreet metal structure – Fila may look like a simple wire sculpture – but all changes at sundown. When the textile lampshade lights up, revealing a colorful shadow-play in the night. Fila lamps definitely look their best in Kettal’s own fabric collection.
Lamis from Varaschin is a collection of seats with a simple personality, an essential line with a strong natural appearance. The style and the material refer to a concept of the raw material, to the perfect integration between the wood and environment.The structure is made in fact in certified solid teak. The shell in aluminum, powder coated, hand woven, or plywood shell when upholstered with outdoor fabric. The textile finishes are in neutral colors, relaxing and enveloping, even for practical daily use.
Rodolfo Dordoni designed these Damien Ottomans of different sizes and heights, proposed individually or grouped, make up a system that invites to a new creative and informal conviviality. Designed as soft volumes of square and rectangular shape suspended on Light Bronze-coloured aluminium bases, thanks to their reduced size, the Damier elements can be used as accessories or auxiliary seats. The various combinations of upholstery, which take advantage of the vast choice of fabrics and leathers of the Minotti collection, help to create an ever- changing domino of shades and textures. Thus designing a soft system that plays with the up-and-down dynamism of the different modules.
BD Barcelona Design
Bolon premiered an exciting ongoing project developed in collaboration with the American designer Stephen Burks. In conjunction with the Spanish design brand BD Barcelona Design, Bolon and Burks revealed an experimental line of textiles which blend industrial production with the warmth of handcraft detailing. Mixing synthetic and natural materials, Bolon’s new textiles are experimental fabrics that break fresh ground and push at the boundaries of what it is possible to produce on industrial looms. Developed in close conjunction with Burks, the textiles are woven with natural space-dyed yarns. Extended yarn floats are allowed to skip delicately over the underlying vinyl warp and weft, before being hand-cut to produce elegant fringes. The textiles are playful and tactile, and offer a fresh expression for Bolon’s design language.
The Buddy collection of poufs by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Pedrali is one of the highlights enjoyed at the fair. The collection was designed with a friendly, versatile character with generous backrests. Pedrali draws inspiration from an object as charged with meaning as the light bulb, Fabio Calvi and Paolo Brambilla studio pays tribute to the Italian company’s ‘latest good ideas’ with an installation that is both a museum display and a product dramatization.
Pipe armchair from Moroso is designed with a bold rounded aesthetic. A straight structure of tubes in wood or metal is upholstered with soft seating and backrest elements. Inspired by Brutalism and Minimalism the Pipe collection has a unique personality like cartoon heroes.
Kiik from Arper is created for the spaces between entry and departure, between waiting and doing. This modular collection of seating, tables, ottomans, and consoles creates moments for working, gathering, or relaxation in graphic forms with myriad
configurations. Kiik’s fundamental structures can be created with seats with and without backrests and tables in triangular, circular, square or rectangular shapes and completed with ottomans and low or raised consoles.
Collaborating with Scarlet Splendour for the first time is London-based Artefatto Design Studio, bringing with them a style that is a blend of thought-provoking forms and organic minimalism. Launching at Salone del Mobile 2018 will be Snow White, an alluring range of furniture and rugs which crosses the boundaries between art and design. Crafted with the finest sheepskin leather and held by golden frames, Snow White is a promise of luxury beyond imagination.
Inspired by the famous cake of a thousand colors that drives millions of Americans crazy, Scirocco H, a company specialized in the design and production of heated radiators and one of the first companies to produce towel warmers in Italy, presents Donut, the new essential style heated radiator, designed by the architects Franca Lucarelli and Bruna Rapisarda. A radiator in which aesthetics, design and ideas come together in a unique product with a perfect geometric shape, Donut’s main “ingredients” are simplicity and clean lines , fundamental elements for every design “recipe” by Scirocco H.