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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!