Salone del Mobile, Milan – The Highlights 1

‘Nemo’ by Fabio Novembre for Driade

With updates from Milan flooding in on a daily basis, there are some designers that deserve a special mention. 

Fabio Novembre is definitely one of them.

Using furniture design to communicate the abstract and universal nature of the human figure, Novembre has created ‘Nemo’, a face with classic features that has been hollowed out to create an inhabitable space. Like a mask, it simultaneously conceals and reveals its inhabitant in the most theatrical of ways.

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Chambre d’Ami by Matali Crasset for Campeggi

For those seeking to save space on that second guest bedroom, look no further… Introducing the guest bed that doubles as a coat stand!

Called Chambre d’Ami, the product comprises a metal frame with a mattress rolled up inside which by day can be used to hang coats, and by night can be dismantled to create an informal guest arrangment complete with double mattress and makeshift bedside table. A quilt and pillows can even be stored on the inside of the roll ready for impromptu guests.

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‘Monster Chair’ by Marcel Wanders for Moooi

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders presents furniture with attitude this week at the exhibition.

Called ‘Monster Chair’ the piece is upholstered in quilted black leather and features a snarling face on the backrest. To further the collection, Wanders has also created a cushion with matching monster’s face and a black quilted leather version of his Boutique sofa.

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‘Sparkling Chair’ by Marcel Wanders for Magis

Adopting the same blow-moulding techniques used to manufacture water bottles, Wanders has also created ‘Sparkling Chair’, for Italian manufacturers Magis. Made entirely from transparent plastic, the hollow spaces are then filled with high pressure air to strengthen the design.

Sit at your own peril!

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Marsotto Edizioni

International designers including James Irvine, Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison have created a collection of marble furniture for Italian stone company Marsotto Edizioni which was unveiled this week in Milan.

The series of almost 30 pieces are made entirely of CNC-cut white Carrara marble, which is then hand finished.

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