Thursday, April 8, 2010


We are always inspired by all things Italian so every year we look forward to seeing the new designs of innovative designers during the Milan Furniture Fair. Although we will be unable to attend this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile (April 14th-19th, 2010) we are eager to follow the latest trends in furniture, lighting and interior design. The International Furniture Fair of Milan is the largest decoration trade fair in the world and showcases the latest in furniture and design from international sources.
Colored chair exhibit at Salone 2009

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 (, 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 YoshiokaYves 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                                        

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