Salone del Mobile Milan certainly has more on offer than just furniture. But among the installations, FuoriSalone events and everything else, chairs in particular remain a special highlight. We look at the latest releases right from Milan.
April 17th, 2019
Outdoor, arm or classic, here is a roundup of some of the latest chair releases from the world’s biggest furniture fair.
The Planet chair by French design brand La Chance is inspired by the rings around Saturn. The curving ellipsis that the rings make have been reinterpreted in the chair through the elongated wooden backrest for what La Chance describes as “the poetry of celestial bodies with the cold technicity of space modules.”
La Chance is available at Living Edge in Australia.
Never afraid of quirky or ground-breaking, Magis has released the Vela chair, designed by Gilli Kuchik and Ran Amitai. Vela is Magis’ first magnesium chair. Being a unique product to use, the designers spent plenty of time developing and exploring how the material could be used best. The outcome is a stackable, versatile chair that can withstand extreme conditions making it perfect for outdoor and hospitality uses.
Magis is available at Dedece in Australia.
For this year’s Salone Billiani released the Fitt Classic, designed by Victor Carrasco. The goal right from the get-go was to create a versatile chair with multiple applications. The final product is an ashwood armchair with a light, timeless plywood shell. The Fitt Classic is all about high levels of comfort, expressed through unique proportions.
Billiani is available from Design Nation in Australia.
The Spanish sensations Sancal didn’t disappoint with the presentation of several new products in the halls of Rho this year. Among them is the Next Stop designed by Luca Nichetto. Next Stop is inspired by the Milanese train station Turati where Nichetto took the symmetry of train seats and the underground’s lighting as a reference for the seat and back cushions. The result is an endless modular seating system suitable for a plethora of scenarios.
Sancal is available from Zenith in Australia.
A solid timber chair with unusual form – Swedish brand Blå Station released the Pinzo chair, designed by David Ericsson. Inspiration and material selection came from the famous Swedish forests in the shape of Swedish pine. A material close to the hearts of the brand and the designer. The outcome is a sturdy chair, with a bit of punk attitude.
Blå Station is available from P4 in Australia.
Italian brand Pedrali presented the ‘Palace of Wonders’ and among the many new additions is the Soul Outdoor chair. The new piece has been remade with aluminium coupled with a seat manufactured in teak (for a little bit of extra comfort). Soul Outdoor is an extension to the original bentwood version of the chair and with thick tubing and a glossy finish, it is set to make any outdoor space sing.
Pedrali is available from Business Interior in Australia.
A cosy, comfy and incredibly detailed addition – the JK Easy chair, designed by Jun Kamahara for Ritzwell, exudes a classic charm. The redesign brings the archetypal shape back into the fold, reimagined with new colour palettes and materials. It is a timely reintroduction featuring a delicate frame, held up by deep and generous cushions.
Ritzwell is available from Stylecraft in Australia.
A re-release of a classic by Børge Mogensen originally designed in 1949, the Contour Chair shows where the famous designer took a break from working in solid wood to experiment with form-pressed veneer – a material and technique that opened up new possibilities for experimental style and design at that time. The organic and laid-back appearance of the Contour Chair is in line with his commitment to creating furniture for informal interiors that support a freedom of expression.
Carl Hansen & Søn is available from Cult in Australia.
Pigreco is inspired by the PI letter from the Greek alphabet. Designed by Francesco Meda, he reinterpreted the characteristic design of this letter and converted it into a concrete item. The result is an iconic design piece with a strong sculptural form, highlighted by the use of rotational technology. The piece has several functions: it is a stool but it could also be used as a support element or as an aesthetic complement for all environments, domestic and public, internal and external.
Colos is available from ownworld in Australia.
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