Since Milan Design Week is almost here we definitely have to talk about some of the best design products from some recurring presences at this event. Some Italian others not, but what matters is the same passion that makes these people have one thing in common: the passion for design. Be inspired by the list we’re about to show you today.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design.
The Voxel Chair is a minimal, simple yet voluminous stackable chair that is faceted just in the perfect places for comfort, just in the right angles for hyper-strength, imbuing the correct creases for beauty, and just the few merging and converging lines for purity.
Patricia Urquiola is one of the most sought-after designers and architects of our generation. Through a unique approach to design, Urquiola creates new concepts and design by constantly reinventing and rethinking new ways to innovate.
One of her best designs is the Fjord chairs, the chair becomes armchair and then stool. Its broken form and abstract concept together become an object of design: smooth lines that support and envelop are picked out in decorative stitching in harmony with the essence of the chair’s structure.
Referencing Zaha Hadid’s design process, with each new project, Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) continues to examine its significance within the dialogue of contemporary design.
ZHD interprets both the present and the future, by continuing to share Hadid’s story with the public, as it did at the latest edition of Maison et Objet, where the brand showcased its latest collection featuring innovative trays.
The acclaimed designer Antonio Citterio has launched an outdoor collection in partnership with B&B Italia. Featuring a textile design inspired by traditional South American fabrics, Ribes is a flexible new outdoor seating system that can be customized to different settings and tastes.
Extraordinary iconic furniture, lighting and home accessories define the pieces by Moooi. These versatile works are eclectic, playful, surreal and explore the complete scope of Marcel Wanders’ signature design, especially the Rocking Chair.
Marcel Wanders envisions and creates a giant rocking O-shaped seat with an identity of its own. As big as a person and available in various elegant colour nuances, it rocks!
The Fayland product family was designed by David Chipperfield in collaboration with the furniture manufacturer e15 and comprises a dining table, a coffee table, a bench, a stool and a sideboard. All items of the family are made from solid wood.
The Fayland dining table was originally developed for Fayland House, a residential project in the English countryside. It is essentially a modern and versatile farmhouse table, characterised by the pure use of material coupled with a clear and elegant design.
Designed for the fit-out of the Fondation Cartier offices in Paris, the Less range has become a major reference in the history of contemporary design. Jean Nouvel wanted to add a sympathetic furniture range to the architecture of the Fondation Cartier, which is distinguished by its transparency and dematerialisation, and so he proposed a silent furniture system that’s simply elegant, free of any rhetorical flourishes.
Citrus-squeezer in aluminium casting, mirror polished. A truly iconic object and symbol not only of Philippe Starck but of Alessi itself, this citrus squeezer – as revolutionary as it is surprisingly functional – was sketched in its essentials by Starck during a holiday by the sea in Italy, on a pizzeria napkin.