14 May Salone del Mobile Favourite Finds – Part 1
Last month took us to Milan for our annual pilgrimage to the Salone del Mobile.
One of the biggest events in our calendar and an opportunity to be fully immersed in design for a few fantastic days. This year visitors were up 27% on 2017, making the atmosphere more frenetic than ever. Despite the crowds we uncovered
lots of fabulous and commercial new products.
We found so many new products at the Milan Fair that this blog is
only the tip of the iceberg!
We hope you enjoy…
Carl Hansen – CH71 and 72. Designed by Hans J. Wegner
Carl Hansen & Søn presented the elegant and comfortable CH71 lounge chair
and CH72 sofa, originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1952. Subtle and
slender in design; with beautiful detailing and amazing comfort.
Bensen – Loft. Designed by Niels Bendtsen & Co
The prominent leg detail ensures this piece stands out and will work well
in both residential and contract applications.
Artifort – Figura. Designed by Khodi Feiz
A modern, characterful and comfortable sofa, the Figura sofa designed by Khodi Feiz’
offers many different configurations suitable for any environment. We especially
liked the detail of the arm and the feature stitching.
It can also incorporate power sockets.
Established & Sons – Barbican. Designed by Konstantin Grcic
A contemporary, geometric chaise longue or corner sofa with a character. The Barbican
features an unusual minimalist structure, with pillows and memory-foam toppers
upholstered in bold, block colours that can be used to create multiple looks
– very unique and very comfortable.
Established & Sons – Filigrana Light. Designed by Sebastian Wrong
The Filigrana Light harnesses the mastery and heritage of traditional Venetian
glass blowing,merging a 16th-century technique from Murano with a modern
aesthetic. Designed by Sebastian Wrong, we all fell in love with this fitting and
because it is hand-blown, each light will be truly unique.
Established & Sons – Mauro Chair. Designed by Mauro Pasquinelli
Originally designed by Mauro Pasquinelli in the 1970s but never produced due
to the complex shapes and construction, thanks to CNC technology the Mauro
Chair can now be enjoyed by all. With various oak finishes and optional
leather upholstery, we are all very excited about this chair.
Zeitraum – Okito. Designed by Läufer + Keichel
The minimalist form of the OKITO chair combines the essentials of
functionality and beauty. The chair weighs in at less than 5 kilos making it a great
option to ‘pull up and grab’ in a range of different environments. Either solid
timber or a more cost-effective ply variant, it is a very refreshing design.
Treku – Bisell. Designed by Manel Molina Studio
The Treku Bisell Chair has a broad backrest which displays the natural appeal of
the wood used for the chair shell. The seat sits on solid wooden legs
and optional upholstery gives a cushioned seat perfect for
in-depth discussions and expressing ideas.
E15 – Basis. Designed by David Chipperfield
The adaptable system of solid wood trestles is constructed with traditional joinery
techniques making the Basis an instant classic. Tops are available in solid timber
or tinted glass and bases can be standard or counter height.
MDF Italia – Axy. Designed by Claudio Bellini
Lightness combined with dynamic perception of suspension is the theme developed by the design of the new table system Axy. Available as a fixed size, extendable version and new with anodized aluminium tops the uses are endless. Making them a hard wearing choice for commercial environments when used as contemporary breakout furniture.
STUA – Libera. Designed by Jesús Gasca & Jon Gasca
The solid wooden frame of the Libera is visually stunning and has a distinctively fluid
shape to it. Using contemporary technology, the wooden frame and arms are
extremely tactile whilst the upholstery is soft and welcoming. Jesús & Jon Gasca
have created a timeless piece of design representing
Stua’s forte of creating enduring pieces.
Fritz Hansen – Pot. Designed by Arne Jacobsen
The Pot was originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1959 but never
put into production. This relaunch uses modern techniques and materials which have
improved the comfort while retaining the original qualities of being small and timeless.
In addition, playful new fabrics help breath life into a Fritz Hansen classic.
If you have questions about any of the products our
Tangram team would be more than happy to assist.
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