Last week, our team embarked on the 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Each year Milan Design Week, the world’s largest contemporary furniture and design fair, is nothing short of jaw-dropping. From the product set up to the intricate booth designs – massive furniture showrooms that are constructed in just one week – this year’s Salone del Mobile featured 1,737 exhibitors throughout an overwhelming exhibition area. Above, the striking stand at Pedrali was one of the more minimal, conceptual booths that caught our eye.
However, our 2014 Salone del Mobile highlights include those designs that are not only eye-catching and innovative but that are also livable. In the end we are searching for quality furniture that can be imagined in the projects of our clients.
Porada’s Salone del Mobile news featured an unique collaboration with Danish designer Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, the Twist and Turn collection. The Twist chair and Turn table are made with delicate curves inspired by Scandinavian, Italian, and Shaker influences. The collection also nods toward Gio Ponti, one of the most important Italian architects, designers, and publishers of the twentieth century.
Porada also debuted a beautiful new Wings coffee table at this year’s Salone del Mobile. Designed by Stefano Bigi, of the classic Infinity table, the Wings coffee table is composed of five interlocking “wings” that make up the base. The transparent glass top shows off the details of the legs.
Fiam Italia solved the dilemma for those with big TVs and want to display them with style. The Caadre mirror by Philippe Starck is already a classic. This year Fiam upped their technology game by allowing for a large 55″ TV to be hidden behind the mirror. The television is secured behind the mirror before hanging so no need to worry about the mirror or the TV crashing down.
A sleek new curve on the Aida sofa by Cierre opened up many possibilities for L-shaped sectional sofas with the look of a more rounded corner. The fully upholstered corner gives more flexibility to the L-shaped sectional.
Answering the need for dual-functioning furniture that is both stylish AND comfortable, Clei’s contemporary wall beds never cease to amaze. Their Salone del Mobile debut of the Tango sofa is maybe the most plush sofa we’ve seen from them to date. We’re also excited for an extension on their upholstery line that will make customizing their transformable furniture even more fun!
The larger version of the Bakkarat side table, the Bakkarat Alto dining table by Tonelli is a true work of art. To handle the weight of a dining table, Tonelli fused together two pieces of glass with highly advanced technology. New to this year’s Salone del Mobile, the Bakkarat Alto table will make for a welcome addition to any dining room.
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