April 8, 2019

Milan Design Week Preview: Must-See Products from Salone del Mobile 2019 and Beyond

Milan Design Week runs from April 9 through April 14. Make the most of it by previewing the must-see products at Salone del Mobile and beyond.


Gregor modular seating by Vincent Van Duysen for Molteni&C. Hall 20, Booth A-01, B-04, and C-02. Photography courtesy of Molteni Group.

Exemplifying contemporary living, the Gregor modular seating by Vincent Van Duysen for Molteni&C is designed for maximum support and comfort—the embodiment of Van Duysen’s classical approach to sofas. This is particularly apparent in the backrest, which addresses the design problem posed by the corner through geometric exploration.

Yabu Pushelberg for Glas Italia

Nacre glass coffee table by Yabu Pushelberg for Glas Italia. Hall 16, Booths C-23 and D-20. Photography courtesy of Glas Italia.

In their collaboration with Glas Italia, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg were inspired by the organic form of an oyster shell. The fluidity of the Nacre coffee table’s asymmetrical form imparts a spatial lightness and undeniable elegance to its surroundings. 


Relate side table by Big-Game for Muuto. Hall 24, Booths B-14 and B-18. Photography courtesy of Muuto. 

For the first collaboration between Swiss design studio Big-Game and Muuto, comfort and functionality were the primary design objectives when developing Relate. Its ease of use and the ensuing sense of modernism make it a natural fit in a variety of spaces and environments. 


High Stool Anniversary Collection by Space Copenhagen for Mater. Hall 20, Stand C-15. Photography courtesy of Mater. 

Danish design brand Mater is committed to ethical, sustainable design. The High Stool Anniversary collection commemorates Mater’s sculptural design classic—the High Stool—with a new range of sustainably-sourced dining chairs from Sorenson leather.

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Patricia Uriquola for Riva 1920

Canal design by Patricia Uriquola for Riva 1920Hall 6, Stand A-23 through B-20. Photography courtesy of Riva 1920.

Patricia Uriquola‘s Canal table for Riva 1920 features a distressed wood finish with a central compartment made from iron. Uriquola’s design for the table’s geometric legs offers stability and support.

Carl Hansen & Son

Contour chair by Børge Mogensen for Carl Hansen & Son. Hall 22, Stand A-25 and A-29. Photography courtesy of Carl Hansen & Son.

Børge Mogenson’s distinct Contour chair for Carl Hansen & Son is immediately recognizable—an icon of modern design. While a trend toward sculptural furnishings comes in and out of fashion, the Contour chair’s appeal is timeless and has now been added to the company’s collection of design classics.


MOKA by David Chipperfield for Alessi. Hall 6, Booth F-32. Photography courtesy of Alessi.

Italian design authority Alessi will debut a reinterpreted MOKA by David Chipperfield at Salone.  Chipperfield’s reinterpretation of the iconic design is a nod to architecture with influences of the Art Deco period.  

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True Design

Cloud side table by True Design. Hall 12, Booth D-01. Photography courtesy of True Design. 

The Cloud side table by True Design is a standout—clean lines and an adjustable height effuse functionality. The one-of-a-kind tabletop, reminiscent of the shape of a cloud, is suited for both residential and commercial uses.


Leto Collection by Xavier Dupuy and Laurent Besseas for Bassines. Palazzo Cusani, Room E. Photography courtesy of Bassines.

Bassines, a new French line of fine copper sinks, is the brainchild of La Cornue’s Xavier Dupuy and designer Laurent Besseas and will make its debut at Salone. The Leto Collection prizes minimalism in its design; the conical shape is intended to draw attention to its material quality.


Puffy Lounge chair by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Calligaris. Photography courtesy of Calligaris.

Rounded corners and a minimalistic frame give a casual, relaxing appeal to the Puffy lounge chair by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Calligaris

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