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Milan Design Week is still ongoing and it already brought in a couple of tp novelties from some top brands of Italy and other countries. Have a look at a couple of top furniture products that you will be able to find in the many events happening throughout the city until the 14th of this month.
For the 2019 edition of Milan Design Week, Caimi Brevetti decided to pay tribute to its creator (who named the company) with three new designs featuring new forms and colours that give shape to the acoustic performance designed by the company: FLAT, PINNA and KLITTER. You can see these new designs for yourself at Fuorisalone marked by the high tech contents of the Snowsound designs by Caimi Brevetti.
FLAT is the latest product of the long-standing partnership with Alberto and Francesco Meda. It consists of a line of sound-absorbing panels. It consists of two different shapes come together to create innumerable arrangements, being overall it is characterized by a clean, minimalist design
PINNA was designed by a+b – Annalisa Dominoni and Benedetto Quaquaro. The product’s name means “fin” in Italian and it consists of a three-dimensional sound-absorbing structure, a sculpture of sorts, made more suggestive by the pleated fabric. This product is the result of the intrinsic technology of Snowsound Fiber combined with the craftsmanship of high fashion with a full attention to the materials and fabrics.
KLITTER is a line of sound-absorbing wall-mounted panels whose shape evokes the sensuous and feminine movement of sand dunes. This took an idea from renowned Danish designer Felicia Arvid and thanks to the shape of the product the name “Klitter” came to be, which means “dune” in Danish. Fitted with the advanced Snowsound technology, Klitter blends poetry and function in perfection by placing several panels together to give life to seamless, three-dimensional walls, with a flexible, wavy appearance.
Milan Design Week promises to be a strong year for Glas Italia, seen as they’ve brought in a couple of products that came as collaborations with some top designers such as Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Yabu Pushelberg and Philippe Starck (in cooperation with Sergio Schito).
Biesel by Patricia Urquiola is a collection of high tables, low tables and consoles made in multi-layered and multichromatic glass. The glass used is presented in different shapes, shiny ground polished and “faceted” by means of unique bevels.
The L.A Sunset also by Urquiola also shows a collection of low round tables with tubular metal structure. These tables are painted in midnight blue or in the new copper colour in a special metallic opaque finish. The top, in laminated glass, is a palette of colours on a mirrored background, blending and mixing with one another like gas or fluids, disguising the solid state of the material.
Jabot by Mario Bellini consists of a collection of dining tables created by glueing at 45° slabs of transparent 12 mm extralight glass, milled and with a shiny ground polished edge. The inner part of the legs has a shaped edge that is reminiscent of soft and wavy whipped cream.
The Nacre table consists of a low table with a fluid aspect inspired by the organic form of an oyster shell. The top, placed on the basin, is in laminated glass 6+6 mm. in straight mirror finish which emphasises the transparent round area.
For the Milan Design Week 2019, the table Lady Hio‘s legs, cylindrical and tapered, are now available in Nero Marquina or in Arabesque white grey veined marble. The legs were fixed to the top and rest on the floor with brushed aluminium, anodized gold, rose copper, bronze or nickel joints. The product is also available in transparent coloured glass, glossy coloured glass and matt coloured glass.
Another strong cooperation between Schito and Starck is seen in the Marlene mirror, an elegant and surprising wall mirror created using precise moulding, polishing and hand-craft techniques. Starck wanted to create a mirror that not only showed one’s true reflection but also showed a fantasy image through its curved surfaces. It’s available in pink, white or silver.
If you’re in Milan Design Week today you can take this chance to have a look at the novelties Laminam is having when it comes to the production of slabs. At Salone del Mobile they will be introducing IN-SIDE, which consists of the first series of ceramic slabs that offer material continuity between body and surface. You can have a look at this new concept either from their stand at Salone del Mobile (HALL 22 BOOTH E37-E41) or today during Fuorisalone at the Suiseki event (note: this is by invitation only) at 8 pm in Via Verdi 5 Milan Showroom. Meanwhile, have a look at some preview images on IN-SIDE above and other relevant slabs you can check out in both events below.