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The Best of the 2016 Milan Furniture Fair, Part III

The 2016 Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone — aka the Milan Furniture Fair — was one of our favorites yet, and we were there on the ground, running around like crazy people trying to absorb a year’s worth of new furniture in less than a week’s time. According to our iPhones, we walked about 7.5 miles a day in our quest to scout great design. Here’s the last of three posts chronicling what we found.

Around town

AmesSala_Herkner_BarroVessels by Sebastian Herkner for the Columbian artisan–made brand Ames SalaAmesSala_Herkner_NudoNudo rug by Sebastian Herkner for Ames SalaBruun_HeavyHeavy Stack ceramic and oak objects by Maria Bruun, presented at the Danish Mindcraft exhibitionECAL_E15_WineRackThe Cask bottle rack by Sara de Campos, part of an exhibition featuring ECAL students using wood offcuts to create objects inspired by e15‘s Backenzahn stoolSecondome_ZanellatoMaiuriThe Awaiting room divider by designer Giorgia Zanellato and artist Coralla Maiuri for Secondome gallery, shown at Ladies & GentlemenMilano Design Week 2016. Galleria Clio Calvi Rudy Volpi. Andrea Branzi. ORO, GESSI E PESCIVases by Andrea Branzi on view at Clio Calvi and Rudy Volpi gallery
Milano Design Week 2016. Galleria Clio Calvi Rudy Volpi. Andrea Branzi. ORO, GESSI E PESCIMore vases by Andrea Branzi on view at Clio Calvi and Rudy Volpi gallery
Joseph-Carini-Carpet-MENDINI-rug-4One of three rugs by Alessandro Mendini for Joseph Carini presented at Fragile Gallery
NickRoss_WhiteLiesSlabNick Ross‘s new White Lies Slab projectMakersandBakers_PhilCuttanceA Klein-blue Herringbone vase by Phil Cuttance, part of Airbnb’s Makers & Bakers installation at Rossana Orlandi’s Marta restaurantSwarovski_TomasAlonso2Tomas Alonso‘s contributions to a new line of home accessories launched by Atelier SwarovskiStudiopepe_Outoftheblue2One of 8 cyanotype-dyed sculptural objects from Studiopepe’s Out of the Blue exhibitionNodus_SamBaron2The M.C. Escher-esque Higher and Higher rug by Sam Baron for NodusPhygital_KukkaThe quartz glass and dichroic glass Spectra table by Kukka for Frame magazine’s What’s the Matter? exhibitionDechem_PostModernNew furniture in Corian, plus hand-blown glassware, by Prague-based DechemFriedmanBenda_NendoChairs2Nendo filled a square with 50 sculptural, mirrored-steel chairs for Friedman BendaMarsotto_Nendo2Nendo also created an optical illusion inside the Marsotto showroom with a half black, half white schemeNude_Doucet_AlbaThe Alba drinking set by Joe Doucet for Turkish brand NudeNude_Malouin_CHamferChamfer vessels by Philippe Malouin for NudeNilufar_Ceulaer_ChandelierMaarten de Ceulaer‘s rotating aluminum Sundial chandelier for Nilufar GalleryHermanMiller_AnastassiadesMichael Anastassiades created a spare installation around his new Spot stools and Stasis tables for Herman Miller

Ventura Lambrate

Structure_BjornFalke Oslo designers Falke Svatun and Bjorn van den Berg teamed up to create the Aerial lamp for the Norwegian Structure exhibition, styled by Kråkvik & D’OrazioStructure_GroupshotWorks by Kneip (lamp), Vera & Kyte (shapes on floor), and Falke Svatun (round vessel) at StructureStructure_VeraKyteVera & Kyte‘s Three Cities Deconstructed set for StructureStructure_BjaaldaalKristine Bjaadal’s Sfera vessel at Structure
Lambrate_FormSeek_RiveRoshanA room divider made with Kvadrat fabrics by Rive Roshan for the Form & Seek exhibitionLambrate_FormSeek_SuleKocGradient glass lamps by Sule Koc, also for Form & SeekLambrate_AnotherPerspective_FerreolBabin2Ferreol Babin‘s under-lit Frost organizer set for bathroom brand Cotto’s annual Another Perspective showLambrate_AnotherPerspective_FerreolBabinThe Pond lamp by Ferreol Babin, with two small accessory holders, for Another PerspectiveLambrate_AnotherPerspective_IntuitiefabriekDe Intuitiefabriek made a sponge-block building set for Another PerspectiveLambrate_CarolineEriksson_ConessoChairThe elegant Conesso chair by HDK Academy student Caroline ErikssonLambrate_AoomiSplattery dishware by Spanish newcomers Aoomi Studio
Lambrate_Superface2A French studio called Superface showed six large objects meant to showcase materials like artisanal gilded metal and a compressed industrial waste composite (center) they developed themselves
Lambrate_LauraBildeLaura Bilde’s oddly appealing Squeeze Me chair

Rossana Orlandi

Orlandi_Ermics2New ombre-glass works by Germans Ermics on view at Rossana OrlandiOrlandi_JanandHenry2Rainbow-y Zinc cabinets by Czech duo Jan & Henry
Orlandi_FernandoMastrangelo2Part of the new sand-encrusted Drift series of mirrors by New York artist Fernando Mastrangelo
Orlandi_FernandoMastrangelo3…also part of the new sand-encrusted Drift series of mirrors by New York artist Fernando Mastrangelo Orlandi_Rooms2Georgian duo Rooms debuted their Wild Minimalism collection of raw-meets-geometric tables and chairsOrlandi_Rooms3More Wild Minimalism tables by Rooms

Salone Satellite

Satellite_BueroFamos_PlatThe slim Plat lamp by Berlin duo Büro FamosSatellite_BueroFamos_SizThe perriwinkle Siz chair by Büro FamosSatellite_DiasukeKitagawaA polarized-glass wall shelf by Daisuke KitagawaSatellite_DomaasHogh_Vase3Concrete and glass Ivy vases by Norwegian studio Domaas HøghSatellite_DomaasHogh_UnaLampMix and match Una lamps by Domaas HøghSaraRicciardi_WeightsBarbells in every material and color by young Italian designer Sara RiccardiSatellite_GraceSouky_DomesticCollectablesExpressive kitchenware by Venezualan-born, London-based designer Grace Souky (who once worked for Jonathan Adler and West Elm)Satellite_KasperNyman_ObbySofaKasper Nyman’s ultra-simple Obby sofaSatellite_KasperNyman_JoinTableJoin tables byKasper NymanSatellite_VeraKyteVera & Kyte’s new solo studio collectionSatellite_Luomo_ElinaUlvio_DivideTableThe Divide table by Elina Ulvio, part of the Finnish Luomo Collective Satellite_GraceSouky_PlancaStoolGrace Souky’s Planca table