For many furniture designers struggling to survive on two to five per cent royalties cheques, the recently departed David Bowie delivers a masterclass in ‘get rich or die at Salone’.
A chair is never simply a chair. In the case of Hlynur V. Atlason’s VON collection for ercol, seating taps into our increasingly blended lifestyle and ongoing search for authenticity. We met Atlason in the furniture halls of Milan Furniture Fair last month.
It’s been touted as a trend, but we predict it will only continue to increase in popularity, that is – furniture designed for use across multiple typologies. Here’s a round-up of standouts from the Salone.
Following his cast iron Brut collection for Magis, this year Konstantin Grcic translates industrial steel cabinet production to new uses. We spoke at the Magis stand at the Salone del Mobile.
Along with chairs, the Salone del Mobile has become synonymous with extravagant installations. Here is the top 6 from this year.
Oki Sato of Nendo needs no introduction. He has achieved cult status among designers and design-lovers alike, with a prolific output of products that range from cheesecake to robots, furniture items and more.
Short and snappy and straight from the streets. This is the quick-fire digest from a gamut of the world’s best designers at the 2018 Salone del Mobile Milan.
Chairs are the ‘sexy’ part of the furniture design world. And what would Salone del Mobile Milan be without a deluge of chairs? Here are our top picks of the most beautiful, compelling, innovative or just plain impressive chairs.
At EuroCucina, the world’s top kitchen brands reveal their fashionable vision for the future of cooking, dining and hosting in the kitchen.
Putting design on a global stage, the Salone del Mobile isn’t just for showcasing the newest product. Increasingly it’s about the activities outside the fairgrounds, and as commerce moves in at the juncture of art and design, one crowd of people are clearly being targeted.
There are plenty of Aussie’s whose work is making a splash outside of our shores. Even at the Salone del Mobile Milan, which feels like a saturated market, these Australian designers stand out from the crowd.
Whether you’re planning to go this year, or hoping to make it next year, one thing is for certain when it comes to trade shows – there is so much to take in. So grab all the advice you can to make sure you have best (and smoothest) experience.