It’s that time of the year once again where we gear up to attend the illustrious Salone del Mobile, one of the biggest showcases in the world for contemporary furniture and design. The Milan fair, now in its 53rd year, attracts more than 2,400 exhibitors and dictates trends for the latest in furniture design.
We’re waiting patiently for the Salone del Mobile 2014 until our arrival next month, but for now we’ve gotten a few sneak peeks from Pianca furniture that we couldn’t wait to share.
In collaboration with two winners of the prestigious Compasso D’Oro award, Pianca teamed up with designer Xavier Lust and Odo Fioravanti to create the Confluence table and the Cora chair, respectively. The result? Sleek forms that are just the start of what we know will be a successful show.
Belgian designer Xavier Lust has always been inspired by metallic elements, and brings this interest to the Confluence table to create a fluid and organic coffee table. The steel frame is curvaceous and dynamic at the same time, and the shape is soft and flowing without subjecting it to hard lines or edges.
The Cora chair, the design by Odo Fioravanti, is a striking blend of avant-garde materials and traditional wood from Pianca furniture. The backrest is printed in off-white, opaque black or earth, and houses the seat in natural Ashwood or aniline dyed. The result is a great design with contemporary lines that is substantial yet simple, and where the functionality is still the mainstay.