Milan 2012 Preview: Saya Chair by Lievore Altherr Molina

The latest collaboration between the Italian furniture brand Arper and Barcelona-based design studio Lievore Altherr Molina resulted in this elegant, four-legged chair called Saya. Developed in oak and finished in teak and natural stain available in variety of colours such as white, black, ochre and three shades of red, the chair will be officially launched in April at this Milan Furniture Fair. The … Continue reading

Milan 2012 Preview: Disfatto by Denis Guidone for D3co

The squashy back of this sofa by Milan designer Denis Guidone can be pulled into a cosy nest or laid out to cover the upholstered platform like a duvet. The Disfatto range includes a sofa, chair and small tables for Italian brand D3co. The collection is made of bamboo, natural latex, cotton and felt. It will be presented … Continue reading

Light Tray by Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken

The gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi has always been one of the must-go destinations during the Milan Design Week. The selection of mostly limited editions of well-known designers but also undiscovered newcomers displayed in the beautiful old milanese villa has alwas been a highlight. This year, amongst others, the Norwegian designers Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken … Continue reading

Nub Chair by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World

Industrious Spanish designer and architect Patricia Urquiola has designed a new range of chairs called Nub for Andreu World that combine classic carpentry skills with resolutely modern elements. In a post-modern manner, expressively undulating wooden-dowelling seat backs are teamed with highly rational sleigh-leg and pedestal bases to create forms that invite a second, curious look. … Continue reading

Patricia Urquiola’s Net Box Collection for Molteni & C

Patricia Urquiola has made the Net Box collection for Molteni & C. With this new colection, Patricia Urquiola has demonstrated her ability to apply expanded metal mesh, usually thought of as an industrial material, to furniture design in a way that avoids a rough, ready-made aesthetic. One beautiful detail is the wardrobe’s metal-mesh doors,  which … Continue reading

Gothic Chairs by Studio Job for Moooi

Belgian design office Studio Job have created the plastic 16th-century neo-Gothic chair Gothic Chair for Moooi. It is to be launched next week in Milan. Studio Job says, “We found a magnificent 16th-century neo-Gothic chair in an antique shop and put it on the table at Moooi, proposing that this complex handcrafted archetype be produced by the industrial … Continue reading

Milan Preview: Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen

FAVN; the Danish name for embrace, is a new sofa designed by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen. The new sofa is the result of a creative dialogue and will be launched during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 at Republic of Fritz Hansen’s showroom in Milan. “I wanted the sofa to be based on a … Continue reading

Tip Ton Chair by BarberOsgersby for Vitra

Furniture designers BarberOsgerby will present this tilting chair for design brand Vitra in at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next week. Called Tip Ton, the polypropylene chair features a kinked bottom rail that allows the user to tilt it forward nine degrees. The name ‘Tip Ton” hints at the characteristic dual-function seating experience which … Continue reading

Puck Table by Simen Aarseth

British furniture manufactor Benchmark, will be launching the Puck Table, designed by Simen Aarseth in Milan 2011.  Simen is a new designer for Benchmark and a young talent to watch out for. Benchmark’s Managing Director, Sean Sutcliffe,  spotted these fabulous tables at 100% Design last year where Simen was exhibiting as part of 100% Norway.  ”They were … Continue reading

Milano Preview – Tom Dixon

During this year’s Milan Design Week the British label Tom Dixon will exhibit its most recent novelties in the beautiful 400sqm-location of Officine Stendhal (Via Stendhal 35). Amongst them ‘Cast’ – a multi-purpose chair composed of cast iron legs that are bolted to the seat and backrest which are made from slabs of thick foam. … Continue reading