Here are a few sneak peeks of what we can expect at this year's fair:
We are looking forward to seeing Missoni's new furniture collection - known for their boldly striped and patterned fabrics, the Milanese fashion house has now moved into furniture. Their bentwood loungers, carpets, side tables and pendant lights will be showcased during the show.
Interesting use of color. Note this season's yellow-green mixed with a rich red-violet, sure to make a statement! Missoni
Famed Interior designer Andrée Putman created the Zenith table from solid Corian, with brass inlays on the top and base. The pedestal is hollowed out and lined in gold-leafed glass tiles from Bisazza.
Bisazza, Andree Putman
According to Dezeen (www.dezeen.com), Japanese designers Nendo will present this chair made of thin steel rods at an exhibition of their work in Milan next week. The Wire-chair is finished in layers of hand-polished powder coating. This chair is a development of their Cord-chair project which featured hollowed-out pieces of wood on a steel frame. The new finish also heightens the chair’s flexibility of use: the resulting durability and water resistance of the finish allow the chair to be used outdoors.
Swarovski Crystal Palace present installations by designers including Tokujin Yoshioka, Yves Behar and Gwenael Nicolas in Milan this week. They commissioned five international designers to interpret the beauty of Swarovski crystal and incorporate their vision into a piece of design.
Here is a selection of some of the magnificent light pieces that are shown:
Yves Behar Vincent Van Duysen
Gwenael Nicolas Gwenael Nicolas