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A glimpse to Salone 2021

The 60th edition of Salone del Mobile will be held from 13th to 18th April 2021 @ Rho Fiera Milano. Have a look at some of the coming exhibitions:

Along with the many furniture exhibitors like


studio Sebastian Herkner
we are going to se also:

A greener bathroom with a focus on sustainability is expected to be one of the trends we are to see in the next International Bathroom Exhibition:


Workplace 3.0

We are going to see a lot of colourful and comfortable suggestions that can brighten your home office:

Photos by Andrea Mariani, Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Eurocucina has also been moved to 2021

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Milano Design City - a restart through design

We all missed Salone this April, but the design community has tried and continues successfully through a series of efforts to help revive design events and discussions. The most impressive of them is Milano Design City - 2 weeks of virtual and physical events, product design launches, exhibitions, talks and showrooms openings supported by the City of Milan and Fuorisalone. 

Some interesting new designs from there:

Patrizia Urquiola is breaking away with traditional sofa  and armchair forms:

 "Piero Lissoni’s Curl chaise, which was created using cutting-edge technologies to remove superfluous material leaving a slender design. The Italian designer was inspired by Michelangelo’s approach to sculpture" - Wallpaper

One of my favourites:


"Because the traffic circle facing the showroom will soon be greened and turned into a small park, part of the facade was made into impromptu street furniture with a soft recess on it, in the hopes that neighbours might sit as if on a bench and rest for a spell." Nendo source:

Angelo M

More will follow soon.


New Designs from Paris and London Design Events

I have selected some of the new products that impressed me. As interior designer I would say that if you choose just one of them it will help you make a room unique :) 

British craftsmanship at this year’s London Design Festival - DOUGLAS FIR CABINET BY ROSE UNIACKE

Sculptural wooden planters are used for legs of the desk below designed by Heatherwick Studio. It is part of the Design Museum's Connected: Made Together, Apart project at London Design Festival:

One of my favourites - Bio-mbo by Cassina's Art Director Patricia Urquiola is a versatile haven for well-being: the headboard is equipped with Soundfil© for noise absorption and the bedframe with theBreathe© fabric to capture and disaggregate polluting particles, guaranteeing a good night's sleep.

ph. De Pasquale + Maffini

And from the digital edition of Maison et Objet September 2020 - they obviously do not care about sharing much and it is not that easy to share from their MOM site, so my choice is very limited:

SUFI & ANEMONE PENDANTS -  the handmad CARTOCCI collection, comprised of unique paper clay sculptures

Radiuos Round Coffee Table by  KENKOON


RAIZ AND CASCAS - New design by Patricia Urquiola

 Cascas tea trolley

I like the soft elegant lines, the beautiful combination of FSC certified Amazonian wood and a top made of Marwoolus - marble waste and wool yarns, made by Marco Guazzini - in the Cascas tea trolley. Patricia Urquiola designed the two collections for the debut of ETEL International, a Brazilian furniture company’s first opening towards non-Brazilian designers:
Raiz console
The two collections were planned to be a part of an exhibition Women and Design that had to open during this years's postponed Milan Design Week. See some more new designs in my earlier posts  


What we missed with postponing Salone2020 - Part 2

With my earlier post What we missed with postponing Salone del Mobile.Milano 2020 - Part 1 we saw some of the new products that were planned to be showcased during salone 2020. Let's have a look at some more. I notice a trend for soft elegant curves in many of the new furniture pices that we see this year:

Soul Soft" by Eugeni Quitllet for Pedrali
I like very much the new Panda collection by Swedish designer Monica Förster:
source: Dezeen
Moroso presents Ruff, design by Patricia Urquiola

Soufflé mirror by Luca Nichetto for La Manufacture

Tima pendant lamp

by Luca Nichetto for La Manufacture

I like this style - do you?
More will follow :)


Trends: Warmth with natural stones

According to Elle Decor, there is a general trend (which I completely agree with) towards warmer, earth tones, including the bathroom. And there we notice a desire to replace white marble in favor of stones with warmer hues like travertine and limestone. I can confirm that from what my latest clients chose for their two bathrooms - travertine walls and travertine-like floor tiles:
The master bathroom in my latest project

And the second one which is still not completed with lighting:

I suppose that now, when we are going to spend more time at home, this trend towards warmer hues will become popular.

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