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MILAN FAIRGROUNDS: HALLS 5 & 7

Design giant Minotti and German leather masters Walter Knoll were the standouts in halls five and seven, with Gervasoni, Living Divani and Thonet also presenting excellent new offerings.



BY Lorenzo Logi

April 22nd, 2014


Minotti

With its quiet elegance and timeless sophistication, the new collection reflects all that we have come to expect of the Italian brand. In particular, the Collar Sofa caught our eye for its adjustable armrests and seat backs.

Minotti's Collar Sofa launched at Salone del Mobile 2014
The understated Collar sofa showcases Minotti’s penchant for quiet, elegant design

Minotti is available in Australia from De De Ce.

Walter Knoll

The Seito dining table by Wolfgang C R Mezger in white quartz and fine nut wood is characterised by a lovely play of angles and lines.

Walter Knoll launched Seito at Salone del Mobile 2014
Walter Knoll’s Seito dining table is a picture of well-considered construction.

Walter Knoll is available in Australia from Living Edge.

Gervasoni

The Brick 233 table is inspired by Nordic classicism and features a special material made from environmentally friendly granules. The collection includes two chairs in wood with upholstered seat and backrest.

Gervasoni Brick Table launched at Salone del Mobile 2014
Gervasoni’s Brick 233 table is, as its name suggests, a robust addition to its collection

Gervasoni is available in Australia from Anibou

Living Divani

Piero Lissoni’s Lipp is the latest protagonist in Living Divani’s indoor collection. The sofa reinterprets the capittone style in a contemporary way and comes with a hand-quilted and padded lower back pillow. It also has a bench that can be positioned either at the front or back of the sofa depending on need. Available in leather or fabric.

Living Divani's latest sofa Lipp
Living Divani’s Lipp sofa’s slim proportions make it one of the highlights at the fair this year

The back of Living Divani's Lipp sofa
The back of the sofa comes with a bench for additional seating options

Living Divani is available in Australia from Space Furniture

Thonet

For the Salone, Thonet’s classics such as Mart Stam’s iconic S43 cantilevered chair have gone bold with colour. Options include red, brown, grey, grey-green, mustard yellow, white and black.

Thonet's iconic S43 now comes in bright, bold colours
Colour was the order of the day at the Thonet stand this year

Thonet

 

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