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Luxury furniture design is an area which is coming up with amazing new concepts each year all thanks to some amazing collaborations between designers and companies. Today we’re having a little look at some of the most interesting crossovers that came from Italy. Sit back, relax and have a look at why Italy is still a reference when it comes to luxury furniture.
With work in every significant museum’s contemporary design collection, Antonio Citterio is a knowledge broker for innovation in design and architecture. During Salone del Mobile 2019 there was a launch of a series of new elements in B&B Italia Maxalto’s collection. Apollo is a new range of upholstered furniture, composed of three sofa types that balance linear and curved shapes in a fluid and effective composition.
Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran invested in their individual experience with the profession and study of Design, Art and Fashion, which resulted in the creation of DIMORESTUDIO in 2003. During Milan Design Week 2019, Dimore Studio established an amazing collaboration with Dior, where they created objects that resembled the surrealism and cubism art. Their focus sat on the concept of different metals such as gold, silver, and bronze, creating incredible luxury furniture pieces.
Spanish by birth, and Italian by choice, Patricia Urquiola is one of the most coveted interior designers in the world and the keywords for her work are rigour and emotion, innovation and mental comfort. The idea behind the Band Armchair which she recently made in a collaboration with Kettal is the breakdown of structure, an object designed using an ensemble of pieces.
The chair’s design intentionally challenges the classic sophisticated lines of furniture design and becomes something schematic, a conceptual program. A structure made up of repetitive angular shapes that give centre stage to its raw materials and can be formed entirely of aluminium or teak wood, and of parallel fabrics. The collection also includes a dining chair.
For Salone del Mobile 2019, Knoll celebrated an important anniversary: the Bauhaus centenary. As a celebration, they presented the new collections alongside the iconic products of the brand. The new collections presented by Knoll were designed by Piero Lissoni (creator of the studio Lissoni Associati in Milan) which are perfectly coordinated with the recent items designed for the catalogue by the architect, resulting in a set of luxury furniture.
Lastly, we can’t end this article without the mention of Ludovica and Roberto Palomba which are still two of the top names of contemporary Italian design. For the past years, aside from establishing their own design studio in Milan, they have been collaborating with the most prestigious design brands from all over the world. One of those names is Poltrona Frau, and the majority of their products designed since 1994 is still in production, making them some of the most long-standing design studios in production in Italy!