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Milan Design Week is almost here and we’d like to take this moment to have a little look at a couple of works that came from some of the best interior designers of London. Let’s take a deeper look into some of the best entries that these geniuses of design have shown either at iSaloni or in Milan Design Week in general.
Be it in Italy, the UK, or even worldwide, we’re talking about some of the best names that the world of interior design has ever seen. Here are our picks for the best British talents!
In 2002, Tom Dixon and David Begg founded the Tom Dixon Company. Since then, the company has developed its own collection of contemporary lighting and furniture. Some of the best Tom Dixon designs have entered the international major league through renowned showcases, like the Salone del Mobile and the London Design Museum.
His works have been acquired by museums across the globe including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Modern Art New York and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British Furniture Industry, Tom Dixon is inspired by the nation’s unique heritage and produces extraordinary objects for everyday use.
This year is a promising one for Tom Dixon when it comes to the brand’s presence in Milan. The Manzoni is the new 100-cover restaurant set to open during Milan Design Week. Aside from the inauguration of the restaurant, Tom Dixon himself will be showing off three specific new collections: Fat, Spring, and Opal.
As the name suggests it, Zaha Hadid Architects is an international Architecture and Design Firm founded by the late architect Zaha Hadid! Till this day there isn’t one single project started by Hadid that her team didn’t finish in her memory and following her directions! In the new projects, the Zaha Hadid Architects strive to achieve the vision of Zaha Hadid and her attention to futuristic detail and, by doing so, they continue to be considered a reference within the Architectural and Design industries.
Known worldwide for her Modern and Powerful Designs, Hadid helped shaped today’s Architecture and she was responsible for some of the most stunning design projects in the World like the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre in Baku or the MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome. After the death of Hadid, her Team kept her Legacy and her Firm alive. They continued to work on the projects started by their mentor and led them to completion.
One of the most amazing entries from Zaha Hadid to Milan Design Week consisted of the collection named Brave New World, featuring two chairs named Bow and Rise, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The unique look of the chairs enchanted the eyes of many onlookers who attended the event.
Since its foundation in 1985, David Chipperfield Architects has developed a diverse international body of work including cultural, residential, commercial, leisure and city projects, as well as master planning exercises. This practice has won more than 100 international awards and citations for design excellence and Sir David Chipperfield is decidedly one of the most globally recognized personalities in architecture and design. His award-winning work has been recognized many times over for its simplicity and clarity of vision!
One of the best entries for Milan Design Week with David’s mark was the trestle table BASIS, made as a collaboration alongside E15. This consists of a refined and adaptable system of solid wood trestles and beams constructed with traditional joinery techniques.
The late David Collins founded his eponymous David Collins Studio in 1985, and since then his refined, luxurious style has reached well beyond London to some of the top restaurants, hotels and private homes in the planet. Being a truly gifted and inspirational man, David helped shape the London Design Industry and, until his death in 2013, he led his studio with impressive grace and with a strong sense of design creativity!
After the death of its founder, David Collins Studio continued to follow Collin’s particular style and devoted his latent energy, inspirations and creativity to every single one of its new projects. Nowadays, the David Collins Studio is one of the most popular and powerful Design Studios in the United Kingdom with several projects scattered around the Globe!
As a collaboration with Wallpaper* Handmade, David Collins Studio produced a three-dimensional crochet pattern footstool. The piece was based on exploding atoms, flowers and molecules, and it was exhibited at Milan’s Salone del Mobile.