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Salone del Mobile.Milano postponed to 2021

The 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has been suspended. The event will now take place from 13th to 18th April 2021. The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is spreading to almost every country in the world. The situation that led to the original change of date from April to June, announced on 25th February, has fundamentally changed. Although we were determined to keep to the June date, to allow the annual event to take place as planned, the present, unprecedented circumstances and medium-term uncertainties now mean that this year’s Salone can no longer go ahead.
The 2021 edition, which will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Salone, will be a special event for the entire sector. For the first time ever, all the biennial exhibitions will be held in conjunction with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace3.0, S.Project and SaloneSatellite. This means that EuroCucina, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and the International Bathroom Exhibition will also take place next year, along with Euroluce, which was already scheduled for 2021.

Hopefully we shall all go through this difficult time successfully. Good luck to all!


Home is where the work is - now

Suddenly the world is different. In addition to the other limitations most of us are forced to work from home, spend much more time at home. Our homes now are becoming even more important - how we have designed them, how have we organized our life there. That makes our role as interior designers even more important. I hope we can help people live better with these limitations. We can inspire and suggest ideas and solutions - make use of our knowledge and experience :)

So, let's have a look at some ideas for a more comfortable work from home. It is enough to create a simple working surface in any available corner of your living room, bedroom, dining room:

source: Pinterest
A one-room retreat outside Providence, Rhode Island, takes up no more space than a standard two-car garage.
Gallery of Mills House / Austin Maynard Architects - 5
Next, think of your comfortable seating - that is very importatnt! As the period of working at home does not seem to be very short, an uncomfortable chair can bring quite unpleasant consequences.

Chalmers Office Chair Hashtag Home
Chalmers Office Chair Hashtag Home
Relief Mesh Office Chair Hashtag Home Colour (Upholstery): Green
Relief Mesh Office Chair Hashtag Home Colour (Upholstery): Green Relief Mesh Office Chair Hashtag Home
Relief Mesh Office Chair Hashtag Home
Or you can work from your favourate armchair with s movabe utility table like this one:

LT-020 Clear Glass and Aluminum Laptop Stand with Casters
LT-020 Clear Glass and Aluminum Laptop Stand with Casters
If you prefer standing...

Middlebrooks Height Adjustable Standing DeskMiddlebrooks Height Adjustable Standing Desk
Middlebrooks Height Adjustable Standing Desk Mercury Row Colour: Stone Grey/Graphite

Just a few suggestions. Then think about making your surroundings more attractive.


Collectible Design Fair Preview - a sofa with lentil beans!

 As my regular readers know, I like to publish about design-art - this is one of my favourite themes. Not because I like unusual ideas - that's right if they have some sensible application, but I find it valuable to create inspired one-of-a-kind designs that also have some practical application. That is real art in design :) - for me.
Get some inspiration from the coming Collectible Design Fair, taking place March 5-8 in Brussels.
Unlike a conventional sofa, this sofa has sloping soft surfaces which adapt to the body in a variety of lounging positions. Its soft structure is filled with organic latex and lentil beans, which support the natural curves and movements of the body. The filling in the bean bags is supportive, but it also makes the sofa malleable enough to conform exactly to the shapes required for proper posture - genius design by Nina Edwards Anker from NEA Studio:
source: Trendhunter
Some more collectible products:
Trilithon, an onyx side table by Eindhoven-based studio OS & OOS
Trilithon, an onyx side table by Eindhoven-based studio OS & OOS | Image: Galerie Philia

Supertoys Supertoys’ Cosmic Flower Table, a slightly translucent design in hand-cast resin that resembles a soft marshmallow
Supertoys Supertoys’ Cosmic Flower Table, a slightly translucent design in hand-cast resin 
Have a look at some older design-art inspiration in my blog!


Salone del Mobile 2020 - new dates

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, the Board of Directors of the Salone del Mobile met with a single item on the agenda: cancel or postpone the most important event in the world of Design. The decision was: the Salone del Mobile is only postponed, it will be held from 16 to 21 June 2020, and Fuorisalone from 15 to 21 June 2020.

As a result organizers of Milan Design Week events are frantically revising their plans after Salone del Mobile was postponed to June. But we still are eager to learn more about the new products that are going to be presented there. Enjoy some of the new products:
MODUS  Arclinea 

Broom by Stark
More news will follow soon.


SALONE DEL MOBILE 2020 - First News

I was happy to attend this week the press conference for the 59th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan and to learn some of the first news about this most improtant design event. The press conference was held in the Aula Magna of the Catholic University of Milan:

Claudio Luti, President of the Salone del Mobile, introduced the keyword of this year, which is added to the Manifesto born 2 years ago: 2020 is the year of Beauty, a term that encompasses all the 10 previous words. In this edition of the fair there will be EuroCucina, the International Bathroom Exhibition, S. Project ...
At a special presentation for journalists from many contries a few of the largest and most famous Italian and a few foreign companies presented their new projects and ideas. Enjoy:

Marva Griffin presenting Patrizia Moroso

Moroso stand for this Salone designed by patrizia Urquiola with ucycled materials 
IOC Chaise Longue for work :) - one of my favourite new designs

B&B Tramae, photo by Tommaso Sartori
More detailed information about the new projects and trends for the coming Milan Design Week 2020 are available on request. Check regularly this blog, too, for new updates.



A glimpse to some of the interesting new designs:

ESSEX Sessel Younique LDA - BRABBU

Curved Bench, Kristina Dam Studio

Снимка на Luca Nichetto.

Luca Nichetto - Paradise Bird Lounge Family for Wittmann

Liv Sofa System for Rolf Benz by Luca Nichetto

Image gallery "Taru" by Sebastian Herkner
Sebastian Herkner's design "Taru" for Ligne Roset, source: Stylepark

More will follow soon.

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