Salone del Mobile Round Up 2019
It’s that time of year again when we take time out as a team to reflect on all all we have seen at Salone del Mobile, Milan Furniture Fair (9-14th April 2019), as part of our training and so we’re clued up on the latest trends and product knowledge. And oh, how much fun we had…
This time round the atmosphere was a little different… more crowds (386,236 attendees, over the 6 days – making that a 12% increase over the 2017 edition), more wow-factors and even more steps (21,000 on Day two – sure to be a new record for us).
Let’s get straight to it – here are our hand-picked selection of products and designs that you’re not going to want to miss.
Get your first glimpse here…
First up, hands together for the NEW Cycla chair from Fast Spa outdoor collection, so brand new Fast dedicated their entire booth to it at Salone.
Designed by Alberto Lievore, its intertwined and interwoven style makes this statement chair stand up and stand out for itself, centre stage >
We think this one is a design classic in the making…
If you’re interested in seeing a design sure to stand the test of time, look no further than the Iconica chair by Capdell – its heritage said to be taken from Mediterranean and Nordic influences.
Iconic by name, iconic in comfort, confirmed by its ergonomic design – take it from us, this one is really comfortable >
We were also very taken with the Libris-drop down tables from Capdell, said to be inspired the pages written within a book.
The sheets of these tables are bound by a carbon fiber back, intended to remind us of the old dutch gaming tables. When it opens it surprises us with its enlarged surface as part of its double size extension.
One collection, which in our eyes stole the show, was the ENEA Kaiak family, so versatile in design it can be adapted from a domestic to contract, public and professional scenario simply depending on the choice of base >
Not to mention Enea’s outdoor Street collection, available in a number of different colour finishes. Simple yet statement.
Already an established design, it was really good to see the familiar Portus chair by Lammhults upholstered in some, let’s say, more ‘out there’ fabrics, demonstrating its versatility and adaptability to any setting.
Available in two heights across the range, the higher height offering seclusion from busy spaces, simply acoustically sound.
Take a look for yourself >
Pedrali did something a little special this year, centering their Milan NEWS collection around the #PedraliPalaceofWonders campaign designed to showcase Pedrali’s (you guessed it)… many wonders.
Designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli, the NEW Buddy sofa from Pedrali is a welcome addition to the buddy family. Bigger than before, the buddy still captures the collection’s friendly reassuring nature, just this time on a much more sizeable scale >
Intended to celebrate the fluidity of shapes the HÉRA chair, designed by Patrick Jouin, is named the ultimate natural raw material, available in a choice of Ash or American walnut, committing to be FSC-certified and finished with organic water-based paints.
The use of raw materials using certified forests and water-based is a guarantee of Pedrali’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Throwing us back to its soft lines influenced by the nineteenth century, the Pedrali Remind chair – originally brought to us last year – has been re-launched just in time to add a touch of artistic license.
The ‘just add pixels rule’ means that anyone can become an artist by creating infinite patterns: a number, a letter of the alphabet, an object, or simply a dash of contrasting colour, you decide! >
And just because Pedrali are the tenth anniversary of its lighting collection, we thought it was worth pointing out the NEW Tamara pendant, created to mark the occasion with welcome Brass and Copper finishes sure to be a popular option within contemporary spaces >
Last but not least is the is the NEW Allermuir Axyl bench, extending the existing collection and setting the benchmark for all those to follow. This was a chance to preview the design ahead of its official launch later this month at Clerkenwell Design Week (21-23 May). Keep your eyes peeled!
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See you next year Milan (from 21st to 26th April 2020) – it was great seeing you.