July 7, 2017

8 Must-Have Products From Milan

Quality furnishings released at Salone del Mobile.

Aperture by Karim Rashid for T.D.

1. Designer: Karim Rashid for T.D.

Product: Aperture.

Standout: Motion-triggered LEDs light up a recessed catchall, ultra-practical for keys and such when this mirror is hung in a foyer.

Matera by Paola Navone for Baxter.

2. Designer: Paola Navone for Baxter.

Product: Matera.

Standout: The Interior Design Hall of Fame member’s outdoor tables are made of a resin-bonded composite marble, pretty enough to bring inside. 

Semis by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Danskina.

3. Designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Danskina.

Product: Semis.

Standout: Like a field viewed from above, this rug’s grid of dots, hand-knotted in Tibetan wool and cotton, changes density and height.

Nef by Patrick Norguet for Emu Group.

4. Designer: Patrick Norguet for Emu Group.

Product: Nef.

Standout: Polyester cords are interwoven and fastened to an aluminum chair frame in a manner inspired by early hot-air balloons. 

Teorema by Ron Gilad for Molteni & C.

5. Designer: Ron Gilad for Molteni & C.

Product: Teorema.

Standout: A single panel of American walnut is folded and glued to create storage units that can stand alone or be stacked, aligned or offset. 

Palladio by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune for Artifort.

6. Designer: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, and Ola Rune for Artifort.

Product: Palladio.

Standout: The modernist architecture of Le Corbusier inspired Claesson Koivisto Rune’s open storage units with shelves in veneer or lacquer. 

Floe Insel by Patricia Urquiola of Cassina.

7. Designer: Patricia Urquiola of Cassina.

Product: Floe Insel.

Standout: Travels through the Greenland Sea gave this Interior Design Hall of Fame member her idea for a sofa like a floating island.


Chignon by Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.

8. Designer: Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.

Product: Chignon.

Standout: Stained ash bentwood takes a playful, bun-related turn with the plump upholstery of LucidiPevere’s chair. 

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