At the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair, Part I
Another year, another Milan. Every year we attend the behemoth furniture fair known as Salone expecting to come away with something smart to say about the current state of design. But the truth is, you spend the week bombarded with so much stuff that you’re often left with just a few fleeting mental images of your favorite things, whether it’s a colorful chair sheathed in Flyknit-esque sneaker material or a particularly delicious gnocchi you nearly licked off the plate. Luckily, that’s what cameras are for. We shot nearly everything we saw this year, whether it was for an immediate Instagram, a file-away-for-later trend, or to share with you here, in our best of the best round-up from last week. We’ll be sharing everything we didn’t shoot tomorrow, as well as some contributions from our nearest and dearest friends in the design world. Stay tuned, and for many more of our favorites, click through to our Facebook album!
Pictured at top: Two prototypes from Max Lamb’s Exercises in Seating exhibition, a retrospective of the designer’s work in chairs since 2006.
Max Lamb’s Exercises in Seating exhibition Soft Baroque’s New Surface Strategies
An acid-etched console table from Germans Ermics’ “Shaping Colour” for Dutch Invertuals
A mirror from Germans Ermics’ “Shaping Colour” for Dutch Invertuals
Distorted collection by Albini Cota at Ventura Lambrate
A piece from Fabrica’s FUHA project for Daikin New solo work by Michael Anastassiades
The Philippe Nigro–designed courtyard outside Lexus’s A Journey of the Senses installation New work at Dimore Gallery The Ford Design Lounge at Euroluce
Scout chair by Christian Haas for Karimoku New Standard
Inverted Spaces by Calico Wallpaper & BCXSY
Air hockey table by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio at Wallpaper Handmade
New work by Nitzan Cohen for Mattiazzi
Shimmer mirror by Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia
Shimmer furniture collection by Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia