Touted as “the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector”, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and its satellite events attracts hundreds of thousands of design-loving pilgrims to the city of Milan for one week each year, where they gather around the latest in the world’s most innovative and luxurious furnishings. While yours truly did not personally attend this year’s events, I’ve kept myself apprised of the goings on through a bevy of trusted Instagram accounts, internet and news outlets, and of course a rather endless stream of email updates from designers and manufacturers alike. After hours of collecting, combing, sorting and resorting, I’ve gathered a selection of some of the many items that caught my eye. Today we begin with Part One of what will be a two part post. I hope you enjoy! Above – Aballs table lamp in black by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón for the new Catalan Label Parachilna.
The Drop™ will be available in plastic, upholstered fabric and upholstered leather.
For the first time in 80 years, Tolix introduces a new seating design with the launch of the T14 steel chair. Designed by Patrick Norguet, the lovable new seat is intended to carry on the company’s tradition of timeless design.
Operculum by Sarah Spackman of The Fortynine studio. This little objet d’arte is sculpted from copper and a replaceable natural fiber brush.
The oh so tropical ‘Jardin d’Osier’ wallcovering was designed as part of the new Hermès home collection. Shown here in emerald.
The carved wood surfaces of the Uncino chairs are held together in an almost primitive fashion using thin metal rods. Photo by Gerhardt Kellermann.
Aballs pendant lamps in gold by Jaime Hayón for the new Catalan Label Parachilna.
Cappelini has brought back the 1968 designed Steel Pipe Drink Trolley by the late Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991)
Stay tuned for Milan Design Week Part II…