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Both the main fair, Salone del Mobile, and the Fuorisalone start two weeks from now, on April 8, the day that Milan Design Week 2014 kicks off as well and only stop, well….let’s forget that part, shall we? The fair’s new president, Kartell’s Claudio Luti, promises a more streamlined experience in 2014 edition, where offsite venues as the Brera Design District, Zona Tortona, Via Savona and Ventura Lambrate has always been half the fun. iSaloni is the best place for one thing only….to get a preview of the “must-see” products, which will debuting around all entire Milan city, either iSaloni, Fuorisalone or Milan Design Week.
Now, it’s time to Milan Design Agenda introduce you seven products/collections/furnishings that you must not miss at the fair and beyond.
At iSaloni, Moroso’s booth will abound with new pieces by the likes of Atelier Oï, Ross Lovegrove and Benjamin Hubert, along with a new sofa and table by Tord Boontje. Also will be debuting a living area suite inspired by the streets and canals of Venice. The Serenissima collection’s grid-like frames recall the platforms installed when the city floods during high tides, and its silk upholstery uses a Venetian palette of pinks, algae greens and Aegean blues.
2-Wazebo by Zucchetti.Kos
Zucchetti.Kos will show off its collaboration with Ludovica and Roberto Palomba (this is already a strong argument): an outdoor shower gazebo for two, dubbed the Wazebo. Natural wood details and two extra-large rainfall shower heads are elegantly contained within a tubular metal structure.
3-Il Colore dei Luoghi by Paola Lenti
Milan’s Paola Lenti brings her love for super-soft forms and textures to a new line of outdoor furniture that is notably leaner than her usual playfully over-stuffed options. Il Colore dei Luoghi will be on display in the courtyard of Chiostri della Società Umanitaria, Via Daverio, 7, from April 8 to 13.
To celebrate, the manufacturer and designer Paolo Rizzatto, they’re injecting the iconic line with new, more vibrant and magnetic colour options. Where once were red, black, orange, ivory and white, there is now liquorice black, smart yellow and petroleum blue. White, the eternal classic, will remain white. At Luceplan showroom, Corso Monforte 7, April 8 to 13.
Already is the most awaited moment to get your eyes on. Tom Dixon will make its debut at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile during the Milan Design Week, where he’ll showcase its new furniture, lighting and accessories under the theme of the CLUB.
Molteni & C and Salvatore Ferragamo renew their relationship and have ” Elective Affinities ” , an installation by Rodolfo Dordoni, architect, designer and creative director , author of some of the most famous collections Molteni & C. Here’s your chance to know the heritage of ideas, designs and inventions that have helped to change the identity of Italy …
In addition to the new products debuting at Milan Design Week 2014, Living Divani will starring Brera’s Milan heart: the indoor environments in the new showroom BreraStore via Fatebenefratelli 10 and the outdoor collection in an evocative installation by Piero Lissoni. Three presentations in parallel show the centrality achieved by the company in the world of contemporary design and the ability to create living spaces more complete and harmonious.
Milan Design Agenda can advance you that our next article will be Inspirational brands that you can see at Milan Design Week 2014/ iSaloni 2014-part 2.
In case you’ve miss part 1…see it here
Written by Angelo Gomes