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MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015 – The Wrap Up

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Milan Design Week 2015

 

Today we wrap our coverage of Milan Design Week 2015 with a selection of some of the most covet-worthy furniture, lighting, art and accessories on show.  While not all items have made it to market yet, most are on their way. I hope you enjoy the picks!
Above: Bocci’s new 16 series – a system of modular branches and glowing glass ‘petals’ that combine to form anything from life size trees to a standard chandelier.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

A darling of last year’s Milan Design Week, the Axor Starck V faucet made a re-appearance this year with new finish options and cut glass detailing.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Tom Dixon + FRONT’s new Melt collection is the result of advanced experiments in vacuum metallisation. When off – the amorphous pendants read as solid metal forms, when on – their mirrored-surface dissolves into translucency, creating the look of molten glass.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

 

Portable, leather fringed Maracatu ‘cabinets’ by the Campana Brothers for Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

An exploration in glass and metal, Unbalance by Alessandro Zambelli is designed to allow a candle’s flame to remain at a fixed point even while its height melts away. Made in limited edition for Secondome.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

The COG collection, by British designer Tom Dixon, is comprised of a series of three precision machined pendant lights that take inspiration from the lathe – the key engineering tool of the British industrial revolution.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

The Boxinbox collection marks a new collaboration between famed French designer Philippe Starck and the glass specialists at Glas Italia.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Josep Vila Capdevila of Aparentment exhibited his beautiful Marblelous Pedestals, which you can find alongside their sister piece – the Marblelous Blanket Rack at DSHOP!

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Sayar&Garibeh asked the question, “What if you can create your own composition on your plate?” the result; Bangle – a unique plate concept for the design and food lovers among us.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

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Always a show stopper, Michael Anastassiades debuted a number of new fixtures at this year’s Euroluce. Among the most compelling, were the five glass and brass pieces from his Mobile collection.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Polygon, by the Prague-based Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus, combines 3D modeling with traditional Czech glass-cutting techniques to create a decidedly modern-day fixture for Lasvit.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Designed as a dining table suitable for home or contract use – the Saen table by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Alias comes complete with sculptural concrete base and an option of glass, oak or concrete top.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Drawing inspiration from the Catalan Modernist Movement, Valencia-based designer Jaime Hayon has created his very first plastic creation in the Milà Chair for the Italian brand Magis.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Designer Marcel Wanders pulled upon Bovier&Toso’s long history of Murano glassmaking to create a veritable compendium of their glassmaking techniques in the Perseus chandelier.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

A gorgeous new direction for lighting designer Lindsey AdelmanCherry Bomb Cage Chandelier for Nilufar. Photo by Lauren Coleman.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Patricia Urquiola’s Shimmer collection for Glas Italia uses a degrading-shading silvering mix and fine bichromatic geometric decoration to add warmth, color and dimension to a traditionally cold material.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

A rainbow of pixels adorn this tempered glass Dreams Cabinet by Cristian Zuzunaga for BD Barcelona. It’s even better when seen in person!

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

The Fayland collection designed by David Chipperfield in collaboration with furniture manufacturer e15, puts a modern-day spin on the traditional farmhouse table.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Designer Matteo Cibic created a charming collection of quirky tabletop creatures that do double duty as carafes, vases and salt and pepper shakers. The line, entitled “Table Joy”, is accompanied by pieces by Matteo’s famed uncle Aldo Cibic and will be available through Paola C. in the near future.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Flos’ new Superloon floor lamp by Jasper Morrison capitalizes on the latest in lighting technology, to create an ultra thin disc of light.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Since 2013, Swiss manufacturer Vacheron Constantin has partnered with Masters students at ECAL to create a series of unique objects according to a theme. This year’s theme was ‘time’ and our favorite piece was the Eclipse lamp designed by student Annie Tung, realized in collaboration with craftsman Vincent Du Bois. Photo by Jonas Marguet.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Designer Marc Krusin’s Clay table for Desalto, whittles the connection between table and base to an absolute minimum for dramatic effect. The table comes in a variety of finishes, including lava which is achieved by spreading a special lava-stone paste onto an MDF frame.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

Inspired by kinetic art and the idea of constant change, the ACT Light Mobile by Christian Haas is an elegant melding of light, art and design.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

On the occasion of this year’s Milan Design Week, British designer Lee Broom transformed a street of unused shops into a department store-like stage, within which he displayed both past and present works. Shown above – his newly launched Hanging Hoop chair.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

The Mahdavi cement tile collection by India Mahdavi for Bisazza hit the Milan scene in an array of unexpected color and pattern combinations.

 

Milan Design Week 2015

 

 

And we close our 2015 Milan Design Week coverage with a healthy dose of drama, courtesy of the kinetic Supernova chandelier by designer Petra Krausova for Lasvit. The fixture, which is composed of an array of textured glass slivers, responds to the viewer’s movements by moving in kind – the result is an interactive choreography of light, form and texture.

 

Until next year!

 

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