FROM APRIL 9th…
to the 14th Milan was once again stormed by the best and brightest the design world has to offer. From the main events at Salon del Mobile to the smaller popups and gallery exhibits in the areas surrounding… there was a LOT to see, and we did our valiant best to lay eyes on all the design goodness in store. Today, after two weeks of sifting, sorting and coalescing, we’re thrilled to share an overview of our most favorite finds. We hope you love them as much as we do!
CYANOMETER CAELUM LUX III
ABITO-C | MARBLE
Designed by Sandro Lopez, this elemental vase is comprised of simple cylinders of glass and marble stacked one on top of the other.
PLISSE, BALNEA, & FLAMINGO
WALL STACK 3
Part of the Pyramid Scheme series, Volker Haug Studio’s latest collection combines precision craftsmanship with timeless geometries.
Giopato & Coombes bring fantasy to life with the creation of “A magic stick [that] attracts stardust gems, which crystallize in random combinations thanks to a lunar magnetism.” Wow!
SATURN CHAIR & POUFFE
Designer Laura Bohinc references celestial forms in this ring and sphere-based design.
TRIPLE BALL WALL SCONCE & PENDANT
Australian design studio Articolo has expanded their Fizi collection to include Triple Ball versions of their single-ball fixtures.
Inspired by the lunar landscape, the design duo behind Giopato & Coombes has created an otherworldly lamp from bone-china, Murano glass, and earthy bronze.
Reissued in 2013 by dpot, this vintage seat by Geraldo de Barros explores the chair archetype in pure planar geometry. Comfort is achieved via the perfect angling of seat and back.
Part of Trent Jansen’s Broached Monsters Collection, this casepiece takes inspiration from what fantastical beasts an unexplored Australia might have had in store. Each wood “feather” is tipped in metal to glittering effect. On show at Rossana Orlandi.
COAX PENDANT 02
PLEAT SIDE TABLES
Created for the 4th annual Doppia Firma Exhibition: A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence, this limited edition series was born of a collaboration between German designer Christian Haas and Portuguese artisan José Vieira.
PHENOMENA FLOOR LAMPS
These maximal/minimal tables by Studio James Stickley are part of the designer’s ongoing exploration of tubular metal forms.
An exercise in contrast, Christophe Delcourt imbues solid stone with a soft sculptural touch.
FAT & OPAL
A debut installation by Swarovski that asks the question, “Does crystal have a soul?”. The answer comes in the form of botanical-inspired tendrils that pulse and glow in response to visitor’s movements.
Until next year!