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