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Part One: Salone del Mobile / Milan Design Week 2014

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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.

 

 

BOOM BOOM – a portable speaker by Matthew Lehanneur. Available through Binauric.

 

 

The Lines elastic banded closet by South Korean artist EunMyung Soh was exhibited at Salone Satellite.

 

 

Diapositive is a system of glass benches, sofas and desks designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Glass Italia. Available soon through Switch Modern.

 

 

The Republic of Fritz Hansen has just relaunched this 1958 Arne Jacobsen classic after over 50 years in hibernation.

 

 

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.

 

 

Daybed by the Antywerp based Muller Van Severen for Kvadrat. The bed cushion and roll pillow are made from layers of Kvadrat fabric.

 

 

Operculum by Sarah Spackman of The Fortynine studio. This little objet d’arte is sculpted from copper and a replaceable natural fiber brush.

 

 

Part of the Bonjour Milàn 2014 collection by the Milàn based Alberto Biagetti, these elegant floor lamps are an exploration in contrasts – combining elements of old and new, raw and refined…

 

 

The gorgeous Nový Bor carafe by V8 Designers was on display as part of the Glass is Tomorrow exhibit.

 

 

The oh so tropical ‘Jardin d’Osier’ wallcovering was designed as part of the new Hermès home collection. Shown here in emerald.

 

 

Uncino chairs by the French design duo Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for the Italian brand Mattiazzi. Photo by Gerhardt Kellermann.

 

 

The carved wood surfaces of the Uncino chairs are held together in an almost primitive fashion using thin metal rods. Photo by Gerhardt Kellermann.

 

 

Clover pendant light by Michael Young for the Czech Republic glass manufacturer, Lasvit.

 

 

Clover floor lamp by Michael Young for the Czech Republic glass manufacturer, Lasvit.

 

 

Designed by Carlo Colombo for Flou, the Gentleman collection combines wood with leather fronted drawers and handles to very handsome effect.

 

 

The Gentleman collection by Carlo Colombo for Flou.

 

 

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)

 

 

Noè bottle holder by Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi.

 

 

The Layers Clodt Chair by Richard Hutton for Kvadrat is composed of 545 stacked layers of Kvadrat fabric!

 

Stay tuned for Milan Design Week Part II…

 

 

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