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At the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair, Part I

Greetings from Milano! Between all the Negronis and risottos, the late-night parties and the trips to Bar Basso, the Sight Unseen team has spent the past week treasure-hunting at the annual Salone del Mobile, and we’re excited to share with you our first batch of finds. This post includes our favorite photos from days 1 and 2 of our trip, but there are many, many more in our Facebook album — click here to check it out! And stay tuned for more! (Above: new copper oxidized True Colours vessels by Lex Pott.)
MI_IMG_5356Painted plywood furniture by Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaki, which we spotted at Rossana Orlandi gallery. Nagasaka is the one who made that amazing fluoro epoxy table a few years back.MI_IMG_5347Bertjan Pot lamp for DHPH at Rossana OrlandiMI_IMG_5339Artist Maurizio Cattelan was hanging in his Toiletpaper for Seletti booth at Rossana Orlandi, playing pranks on passersbyMI_IMG_5344Minale-Maeda mirrors at Rossana OrlandiMI_IMG_5301Scene from Nomadismi, an exhibition in Brera curated Li Edelkoort, with Stephen Burks Man-Made totem in the centerMI_IMG_5298NomadismiMI_IMG_5281Anton Alvarez wrapped chairs at NomadismiMI_IMG_5321Pierre Favresse table and Nathalie du Pasquier rug at La ChanceMI_IMG_5324Sebastian Herkner’s Salut tables at La ChanceMI_IMG_5317Surrealist sculpture in BreraMI_IMG_5305Iceland Whale Bones project by ECAL students MI_IMG_5370Brass-based lamps by Be Plus HaveMI_IMG_5304Amazing architectural details abound in MilanMI_IMG_5267Brose Fogale coat rack at DesignjunctionMI_milan_jmUpstairs at Fritz Hansen, visitors could sit in the new Ro Chair by Jaime Hayon and have their picture taken in front of a green screen. Um, yes please! The resulting photos placed us in 7 iconic cityscapes. We thought this one, in the center of Milan, fit the bill quite nicely!

Stay tuned for more Milan coverage, coming soon!