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Posts tagged as 'Salone del Mobile 2012'

'Paul & Paula' tables by Matthias Ferwagner for Moormann; photo © Nils Holger Moormann GmbH

Having previously designed an elegant, minimalist ash side table ‘Minimato’, the German designer Matthias Ferwagner continues his collaboration with the Bavaria-based manufacturer Nils Holger Moormann and his two latest side table designs, ‘Paul & Paula’, were recently unveiled in Milan. (more…)

Bayadere Orange flooring by Missoni for Bolon

Two family-owned businesses: the legendary Italian fashion house Missoni and the Swedish flooring specialists Bolon have collaborated on this latest collection of woven vinyl floor coverings. Bearing Missoni’s unmistakable bold patterns, the vibrantly coloured collection comprises three different designs: reminiscent of Missoni’s trademark zigzag ‘Optical’, linear ‘Bayadere’ and equally distinctive but toned-down in its colourway, the monochrome ‘Flame.’ In total, the entire range is available in nine different versions and it was launched earlier in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair and will be presented again in less than two weeks during the upcoming Clerkenwell Design Week in London (22 – 24 May). (more…)

This year's edition of Milan's Salone del Mobile, as seen by Architonic

With its innumerable coinciding events, exhibitions, shows, launches and lunches that somehow always end up happening simultaneously – and at opposite ends of town – getting to see everything Milan has to offer during the widespread, one-week design frenzy, also known as Salone Internazionale del Mobile, might frequently (read unfailingly) prove to be a Tom Cruise-less mission impossible. But, if, despite that carefully-planned and executed with a military precision schedule, you still have a hunch that you might just have missed what’s going to be this year’s most-talked-about design, worry not. We’ve seen it, captured it and it’s now among some 2000 images which we have conveniently grouped into several thematic galleries. Here’s round one, two, three and four with images from the main battleground, The Fiera.


Architonic’s photo tour of Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012, Part 1


including: Fiera, Moroso, Viccarbe, Mdf, Zanotta, Tacchini, Arper, Bolon, m114, Gufram, Henge, Tribu, Sicis, Rexite, B&B Italia, Casamania, Opinion Ciatti, Thonet, Covo, Parri, Nils Hoger Moormann, Montis, Caimi (more…)

Ionna Vautrin's sketch for 'Musette'

Known for her penchant for subtle, pared-down and frequently round or soft-cornered forms, French designer Ionna Vautrin has created this simple multifunctional table-cum-storage-cum-tray for the Danish manufacturer De Vorm. Presented earlier in April at De Vorm’s exhibition in Zona Tortona’s Via Novi 5, ‘Musette’ has been inspired by ‘the oriental tables which are used during the tea ceremony’. (more…)

'The Hardwearing' by Henrik Tjærby, curated by Søren Rose; photo by Angela Moore

On the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the renowned, family-run textile brand Kvadrat has invited a number of internationally acclaimed designers who, under the guidance of seven curators, were commissioned to reinterpret one of Kvadrat’s most iconic upholstery fabrics, Hallingdal 65, in a modern concept. Among the 32 designers from across Europe, USA and Asia were some of today’s best and brightest talents in product and industrial design such as New Yorker Stephen Burks, Vienna-based Studio mischer’traxler or the Parisian designer Ionna Vautrin, to name just a few while Tord Boontje, Ilse Crawford, Søren Rose, Hans Maier-Aichen, Constance Rubini, Andre Fu and Jeffrey Bernett were appointed as curators. ‘Hallingdal 65’ exhibition was on view between 17 – 22 April on Milan’s Via Luca Beltrami and will now be presented during the ICFF fair in New York (18 – 22 May) in Jil Sander Showroom, 30 Howard Street. (more…)

'Torei' table collection by Luca Nichetto for Cassina

Inspired by the flexibility of use and reduced proportions of serving trays, the Venetian designer Luca Nichetto has developed this collection of small, elongated solid-wood tables for the Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina. Named after ‘a phonetic transposition of the Japanese word for “tray”’, ‘Torei’ can be arranged and grouped in multiple combinations or used individually, according to need. The elegant and multifunctional system was presented earlier last month during the Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)

'Bell' tables by Sebastian Herkner for ClassiCon

A young German designer Sebastian Herkner revisited the traditional glass blowing technique with this side and coffee table design called ‘Bell’. Composed of a hand-blown, jewel-coloured translucent base and a handcrafted, solid brass frame, the tables were presented by ClassiCon at this year’s edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)

Massproductions' 'Tio' chair along with objects which inspired the design; photo © Julia Hetta

During this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile fair, the young Swedish furniture brand Massproductions has presented its products in an exhibition setting where each of the designs was showcased along with an object, form or material which inspired it. Developed in collaboration with a sculptor and set designer Sahara Kleerup, ‘Odd Couples’ was on view between 17 – 22 April 2012 on Milan’s Via Varese 12 and the exhibition is now set to ‘tour the world’. (more…)