June 24, 2016

Market: Milan Roundup

1. Firm: BD Barcelona Design.
Designers: Fernando and Humberto Campana.
Product: Aquário.
Standout: Inspired by aquariums, Estudio Campana scattered bubble shapes in colored glass around a credenza built from ash or pine.

2. FirmKvadrat.
Designer: Akira Minagawa.
Product: Stick Tree.
Standout: Embroidered on the wool-nylon ground of this up­holstery fabric, oblong outlines form a dense forest. 

3. Firm: Sancal Diseño.
Designer: Alberto Sánchez.
Product: Duplex.
Standout: A cocktail table with ash-veneered tops at multiple levels, supported by a lacquered steel frame, is Mut Design’s architectural pun.

4. FirmCappellini.
Designer: Fabio Novembre.
Product: Adaptation.
Standout: This sofa’s base may be seriously slanted, but as the legs shorten the cushions thicken, yielding a totally horizontal seat.

5. FirmEmeco.
Designers: Kim Colin and Sam Hecht.
Product: Run.
Standout: Recycled aluminum, used for this company’s famous chairs, is the metal that Industrial Facility’s partners chose for shelving.

6. Firm: Gaia & Gino.
Designer: David Rockwell.
Product: Ribbon.
Standout: The black powder-coated exterior gently twists to reveal the gold powder-coat inside the Rockwell Group’s table lamp.

7. Firm: Tonon & C.
Designer: Mac Stopa.
Product: Riverside.
Standout: Molded polyurethane’s rippling surface resembles water, even though the chairs are perfectly impervious to it.

8. FirmFlötotto.
Designer: Konstantin Grcic.
Product: Pro.
Standout: Shaped like an overturned dish, the polypropylene seat of this stacking stool is intended to encourage changing positions.

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