The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile — Part I

After a rocky two years, life is inching closer to normal these days, and one could use the design-world fair schedule as a barometer: After outright cancellation in April of 2020, the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan managed to squeak through a mini-show in September, only to come back with full force last week just in time for its 60th anniversary. More than 2,000 exhibitors showed at the fairgrounds this year — which we're recapping today — and we walked away from all the huge Italian dinners, garden parties, and launch presentations feeling like our sanity had finally been restored.
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One of Our Milan Week Favorites? An Adult Playground Made From Industrial Flooring

We're now deep in the age of the Instagram-friendly immersive installation, which was especially evident at this year's Milan furniture fair, where we couldn't help but laugh at how many brands were touting some sort of earnestly dramatic light-based experience. And yet, for materials brands, there really is no better way to inspire visitors — and no one did that better last month than Tarkett, who with Note Design Studio installed a towering forest of playful geometric columns inside one of Milan's most beautiful buildings, the 150-year-old Circolo Filologico Milanese.
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Studiopepe Went Full Mystic For Milan Design Week

A few weeks ago, while other brands and design studios were barraging our inboxes with press releases and preview images pre-Salone, Studiopepe — the Milan-based interiors duo of Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto — kept relatively mum, announcing only that they would be investigating "the interconnection between matter and the archetypal power of symbols" in a former gold factory in Porta Venezia. In other words: design week catnip.
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The Best of Milan Design Week, Part V

Yesterday and today we’re sharing the best of the rest, including a Josef Hoffman-esque gridded wood series by Cara/Davide, an Anton Alvarez presentation inside a 14th-century church, a takeover of a classic Milanese patisserie by Cristina Celestino, and Pretziada's latest works pairing designers and Sardinian workshops.
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The Best of Milan Design Week 2019, Part IV

Today and tomorrow we’re sharing the best of the rest, including Nilufar Depot's inflatable bubbles by Space Caviar, Cristina Celestino whirligig-inspired lights, up-and-coming studio Kabinet's assured and tortoiseshell–filled debut, and Matthew Day Jackson's laminate, lunar-inspired table and seating for Made By Choice.
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The Best of Milan Design Week 2019, Part III — Salone del Mobile

Today we're sharing the best launches from Salone del Mobile, the 2.5 million-square-foot fairgrounds outside the city, where some of our favorites included the Bouroullecs' découpaged ceramic vases for Vitra, Stefan Diez's purple modular recyclable polypropylene sofa for Magis, and Michael Anastassiades's expressive track lighting system for Flos — possibly the first and only time we'll wax poetic about track lighting on this site.
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The Best of Milan Design Week 2019, Part II — Salone Satellite

We're devoting all of our coverage this week to the 2019 Milan furniture fair, from the best things we saw around town, to the best of this year's Euroluce show, to the up-and-coming designers and new brands we discovered along the way. Today we're sharing our 13 favorite collections at Salone Satellite, the section of the Salone del Mobile fairgrounds devoted to emerging talents — which is where we discovered many a Sight Unseen veteran back in the day, from Sebastian Herkner to Ana Kras.
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The Best of Milan Design Week 2019, Part I

Each year in Milan brings something truly wonderful to behold, whether it's furniture hoisted into inflatable bubbles (Nilufar Depot), a newly open-to-the-public Piero Portaluppi interior (Massimo de Carlo Gallery), or the coolest amoeba-shaped marble tables we've ever seen (by Studio Binocle, which we're featuring here today). We'll be devoting our whole week to coverage from the fair so stay tuned, and click through for the first of our favorites.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 4

This week we're featuring quick hits from some of our favorite things at the Milan furniture fair that caught our eye. Today's snapshot features three table lamps from three different designers in three very different materials: Bec Brittain's new marble Heron lamp for Mmairo, Maarten de Ceulaer's stained glass beauty for the Doppia Firma exhibition, and the tortoise and aluminum Obelisk from one of our favorite newcomers of the week, Kabinet.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 3

After five years, Dzek — you know, the makers of your favorite terrazzo kitchen — returned to the fair with another architectural material with a vast applications: Called Ex-Cinere, it's a collection of tiles — with serious 70s vibes — developed in collaboration with Formafantasma, stemming from the Dutch-based duo's longtime exploration into volcanic rock.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 2

Sight Unseen is on the ground at the Milan Furniture Fair this week and we’ll be bringing you loads of coverage next week, plus moment-by-moment round-ups on our Instagram Stories. But until our rounds here are done, we’ll be featuring quick hits from some of our favorite things that caught our eye. Our pick today? These skewed, psychedelic checkerboard rugs by Martino Gamper for cc-tapis, whose color-blocked not-quite-grids result in a collision of textures and hues.
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The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 1

One of the first projects we saw this week was a new collection by Bloc Studios, for which the Carrara-based studio collaborated with three of our favorite designers: Odd Matter, Federica Elmo, and Studiopepe, whose collection in
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