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Furniture fair finds from Milan

Each year the Milan Furniture Fair manages to surpass even the highest of expectations with its extensive showcase of innovative designs – and in 2019, Australia’s ownworld were there to showcase their latest.

The vibrant installations, compelling ideas and finest in product design is always present at the Milan Furniture Fair. The ownworld team attended the 2019 event to showcase a suite of what’s available to Australian designers and design lovers.

From laCividina comes the Suiseki collection, drawing inspiration from the organic form of rocks, plants and landscapes. The Suiseki modular lounge and lounge chair by designer Andrea Steidl reveal its masterful craftsmanship through meticulous upholstery, stitched to mimic the distinct qualities of a natural sculpture. Suiseki also puts a renewed emphasis on the backrest with a backdrop appearance pushing beyond the perimeter of the armrests.

Meanwhile Desalto, in collaboration with an impressive roster of international designers, has released five new collections. A particular highlight is Eugeni Quitllet’s Strong collection, with tables and seating characterised by a curved steel tube – the structural core of the Strong products. By using art to shape new ideas, Strong comes to life through clean, continuous forms. The collection includes a cantilever chair and stools in variable heights, alongside three table adaptations.

Bensen released four new collections this year, each staying true to its ethos of finely crafted furniture through simple, honest design. Smooth surfaces, soft cushions and a versatile modular form take over in the Delta collection. The Delta Club lounge chair follows the same arm profile as the sofa collection with superior comfort through its multi-layer seat cushions on a webbed frame. A perfect addition to any room, the Delta Club lounge range is designed for pure comfort and style.

A brand full of curiosity and charisma, Arrmet has always been ahead of its time with pieces that explore diversity and functionality, with an avant-garde attitude. This year’s Milan Furniture Fair saw Tomoya Tabuchi attracted much attention with the Kiyumi chair, armchair and stool collection. Available in Ash veneered plywood or upholstered in fabric or leather, Kiyumi ingeniously conceals its complex construction to create a sleek and elegant form. Adaptable to a variety of environments – from home to hospitality, the Kiyumi collection demonstrates

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