Salone Del Mobile 2018 Highlights: Part 1

This April the Olson and Baker team descended upon Salone del Mobile and it’s some, 300,000 visitors. Now in its 57th year, the trade show showed a lot of promise, given its previous years of fairly harsh criticism, we thought this year it fairly represented what is widely regarded as the furniture design industry’s most important design week. In a three-part series, we’re highlighting our favourite stands and pieces from the event…

Carl Hansen

Every piece of furniture produced by Carl Hansen & Son reflects over 100 years of furniture history with respect and passion for craftsmanship.
Our favourite piece had to be the CH24 Wishbone Chair.

CH24 Chair Carl Hansen

For any more information on Carl Hansen’s CH24 Wishbone Chair. Or any other pieces from the Carl Hansen range take a look here: https://www.carlhansen.com/ or get in touch with us directly

Desalto

Hall 05 Stand C 09
For nearly 30 years, Desalto has spread worldwide an idea of an aesthetically sophisticated product based on constant technical and technological research focused on greater functionality. Thirty years of activity make Desalto a young but also time-honoured brand. Of both dimensions Desalto is titled.
For us the Clay Table really stole the show.

Clay Table Desalto

For any more information on Desalto’s Clay Table. Or any other pieces from the Desalto range take a look here: https://olsonbaker.com/brands/desalto/ or get in touch with us directly

Zeitraum

Hall 05 Stand B 05
“Our home is in the Bavarian Alpine Upland. We are rooted to our homeland not so much by our location as by the knowledge that life in the Alpine regions was traditionally marked by the conscious use of limited resources.” – Zeitraum
One of our spotlight pieces had to be the Yoma Daybed.

Yoma Day Bed

For any more information on Zeitraum’s Yoma Daybed. Or any other pieces from the Zeitraum range take a look here: https://www.zeitraum-moebel.de/ or get in touch with us directly

Punt

Hall 06 Stand E 29

What really stood out for us was the Stockholm Sideboard.

Stockholm Sideboard

For any more information on Punt’s Stockholm Sideboard. Or any other pieces from the Punt range take a look here: http://www.puntmobles.com/ or get in touch with us directly

String

Hall 06 Stand D 39
Certain things become so strongly associated with an era that they become timeless. this is certainly true of nils strinning’s shelf system, string®, which was designed in 1949. it may seem strange that something as simple and humble as this little dainty light shelf with its thin side panels has become one of the twentieth century’s foremost design icons.
On the stand, the focus was clear, for us the star of the show was the Pocket Shelving.

String Pocket Shelving

For any more information on String’s Pocket Shelving. Or any other pieces from the String range take a look here: https://olsonbaker.com/brands/string/ or get in touch with us directly

Porada

Hall 07 Stand F 33 G 22
“Everything ‘s born from the love of the wood. The solid wood, worked with the craftsmanship of those who know how to turn a log into a piece of artwork. Porada has its origin from this passion. It was established in 1968 by Luigi Allievi with the aim of expanding the production of chairs, started in 1948.” – Porada
Understated, gorgeous, one of our all time most followed pieces, the Liara Straw.

Liala Chair Straw

For any more information on Porada’s Liara Straw. Or any other pieces from the Porada range take a look here: http://www.porada.it/en-us/ or get in touch with us directly

Linie Designs

Hall 08 Stand C 37
“This is where creativity, imagination and functionality meet. This collection offers a wide range of elegant, sophisticated and exquisite Danish designs.” – Linie Designs
The piece which really caught our attention… The Artwork Rug.

Artwork

For any more information on Linie Designs’s Artwork Rug. Or any other pieces from the Linie Designs range take a look here: http://www.liniedesign.com/ or get in touch with us directly

Hida

Hall 10 Stand E 23
Hida Takayama is one of the most famous places in Japan for wooden furniture. Its craft history began at the beginning of the 20th century. In those days, the founder of Hida Sangyo,Masanosuke Sirakawa, launched a new enterprise of producing wooden furniture utilizing the rich forests of beech, which had previously been regarded as useless. Now Hida Sangyo is one of the oldest wooden furniture companies in Japan.
We admittedly completely underestimated the Sori Yanagi collection, such an astounding piece!

Yanagi CHair Hida

For any more information on Hida’s Sori Yanagi collection. Or any other pieces from the Hida range take a look here: https://kitutuki.co.jp/english/ or get in touch with us directly

Erik Jorgensen

Hall 10 Stand E 27

We are huge fans of the EJ 5 Lounge Chair the star of the show!

Conona spectrum EJ 5 Chair

For any more information on Erik Jorgensen’s EJ 5 Lounge Chair. Or any other pieces from the Erik Jorgensen range take a look here: http://www.erik-joergensen.com/ or get in touch with us directly

Fredericia

Hall 10 Stand E 22
“Fredericia began as a thoroughly Danish design house, born of a proud heritage. A heritage of unfaltering dedication to the perfection and progression of the design craft.
Simple principles guide us along in our ambition to create and deliver a collection that we believe will be the modern originals of tomorrow. Simple principles that honour outstanding quality through a careful selection of materials, functionality and attention to detail. ”
Our favourite piece had to be the Spanish Chair.

Spanish Chair

For any more information on Fredericia’s Spanish Chair. Or any other pieces from the Fredericia range take a look here: https://olsonbaker.com/brands/fredericia/ or get in touch with us directly

Inclass

Hall 10 Stand E 02 F02
“Situated next to the Mediterranean Sea, Inclass is a dynamic family company founded in the late 1990s and devoted to manufacturing contemporary designer furniture.
Through local manufacture and a global approach, we create innovative products in collaboration with major international designers. Products born with the aim of creating inspiring, modern spaces where people can interact, work and live better.”
For us the Dunas collection really stole the show.

Dunas Collection Inclass

For any more information on Inclass’s Dunas collection. Or any other pieces from the Inclass range take a look here: https://olsonbaker.com/brands/inclass/ or get in touch with us directly

Miniforms

Hall 10 Stand B 11 B 15

One of our spotlight pieces had to be the LEM Sofa.

LEM Sofa

For any more information on Miniforms’s LEM Sofa. Or any other pieces from the Miniforms range take a look here: https://www.miniforms.com/ or get in touch with us directly

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