Running a bit (not to say very) late on my feedback from Milan Design Week 2014 – really sorry about that, my schedule is madly hectic these days. You might have already been through lots of Milano reviews on the internet lately and maybe come across most of the things I’m going to show you in my next few blog posts.. But anyhow, I still want to share my Milano highlights with you! Who knows, maybe I spotted a few things you’ve missed out :) Hope you enjoy this first part of the tour.
Have a lovely week, speak soon, xo Flo
All photos © Florence Deau
Above and right – My biggest crush at MDW2014: Archives wallpaper collection by Studio Job for NLXL.
Studio Job founders Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel raided their archive and used existing drawings, icons, images and patterns to create unique 9-meter running compositions without any repetition.
>The collection comprises seven designs: Industry, Labyrinth, Perished, Alt Deutsch, L’Afrique and Withered Flowers, which is available in both monochrome or colour. Made from a non-woven paper with a matte finish – each roll is 9 m x 48,7 cm.
Above and two below – The impressive and beautiful presentation by Moooi, scenographed with large-scale photographs of palatial and historic spaces by Italian master of interior photography Massimo Listri provided the backdrop for Moooi’s latest collection.
The Dutch brand’s latest collection include remarquable pieces like the Prop lights by Bertjan Pot, African-inspired rugs by Studio Job, the quirky designs of co-founder Marcel Wanders like the Valentine lamp, the Nest chair in Flower Bits, the Zio dining chair or the Cocktail chair, Salago pendant light by Danny Fang, the Tudor buffets by Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk, the Taffeta chair by Alvin Tjitrowirjo, the Colour Globe pendants by Scholten & Baijings and the Kroon 7 pendant light by Zmit.
Above and right – On show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, the very elegant Stardust Collection III designed by Slovenian Nika Zupanc for London label Sé.
Furniture and products are largely inspired by 1950s aesthetics combined with motifs associated with the power of sport – these include a fabulously dressing table, sofa, high cabinet and the Trophy table lamps.
Below – On show at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, the Medallion mirrors by Georgian studio ROOMS in brass, mirror & textile.
Left – Peacock chair by UUfie made from a latticed sheet of Corian.
Below – Light Species bulbs by Formafantasma for Booo, and the lovely and fresh patio at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.
Right and below – On the occasion of his 5th anniversary, French label Moustache presented the Half decade Beast featuring 10 new projects, including the hot Scarabée vases and Boat mirror by Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, the Strap chair by Scholten & Baijings, the Cape lamp by Constance Guisset and the Aurore lamp by Ferréol Babin.
The Half decade Beast installation made his first stop at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi and will settle in at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris for two months, in May and June 2014.
Right and above – Scholten & Baijings Solid Patterns table series for Italian marble producer Luce di Carrara.
The Sucabaruca coffee set by Luca Nichetto for Mjolk #superwanted
Also presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, and featured above.
Vases from Kreky gallery in Prague.
To the light #3 bamboo and paper floor lamp by Jo Nagasaka for Ichiro
Botswana label Mabeo introduced a range of really well designed and produced wooden pieces of furniture including the Naledi tables designed by Patricia Urquiola.
The beautiful Plant table lamp designed by Dutch Jos Kranen and Johannes Gille and Le Normandy travel cases designed by Dutch Jeroen Wand, both for Château de la Resle.
Study N.29 art piece by Nacho Carbonell.
Dutch designer Aldo Bakker presented a sculptural four-piece tableware collection for Georg Jensen — a salt cellar, pitcher, oil pourer and sugar bowl — artfully displayed in an installation called Objects Looking For Content by Bakker’s wife, designer Brecht Duijf.
Stay tuned for part 2…
All photos © Florence Deau