Salone Del Mobile 2018 Highlights: Part 3

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…

Magis

Hall 20 Stand C 15 D 14
Inspired by the work of the celebrated Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and his iconic masterpieces, Magis’ exhibition design at the Salone del Mobile is the fruit of a new partnership between the company and Note Design Studio in Stockholm.
One of our spotlight pieces had to be the Pina Chair.

Pina Lounge Chair Magis

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

Vitra

Hall 20 Stand B 07 C 12
“At the Milan furniture fair Salone del Mobile 2018, Vitra provides an overview of the current Vitra Home Collection and presents new and updated products along with re-editions of classic designs.
The presentation will highlight furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, Jasper Morrison, Maarten Van Severen and Hella Jongerius.
Under the slogan ‘4 Collages, 5 News, 6 Windows…*and a Whale’, we invite visitors to discover the four pavilion interiors, five novel products and six showcases.”
What really stood out for us was the Folding Screen.

Folding Screen Eames Vitra

For any more information on Vitra’s Folding Screen. Or any other pieces from the Vitra range take a look here: https://www.vitra.com/ or get in touch with us directly.

Gan

Hall 20 Stand B 01 C 06
“Gan is a concept firmly rooted in design and based on handmade products. In Gan, rugs are not merely decorative objects. Instead, they become a system of shapes and volumes that redefine the concept of habitability.
What defines and sets Gan apart is our appreciation for products made by hand, gently, piece by piece. All of our products are made in India by experienced craftsmen who use natural fibres: cotton, linen, jute, silk, and wool.”
On the stand, the focus was clear, for us the star of the show was the Knotwork.

Knot Work Gan Rugs

For any more information on Gan’s Knotwork. Or any other pieces from the Gan range take a look here: https://www.gan-rugs.com/ or get in touch with us directly.

Knoll

Hall 20 Stand D 09 E 16
“Founded in 1938, Knoll is a global manufacturer of office furnishings dedicated to design excellence.
We are committed to offering customers elegantly designed products for office and residential use.
Recognised worldwide as a design leader, Knoll is the recipient of hundreds of design awards, with products represented in major art museums around the world.”
Understated, gorgeous, one of our all time most followed pieces, the Womb Chair.

Womb Chair Knoll

For any more information on Knoll’s Womb Chair. Or any other pieces from the Knoll range take a look here: https://www.knoll.com/ or get in touch with us directly

Artek

Hall 20 Stand B 07 C 12
At Salone del Mobile 2018 Artek is asking „How big is small?”, exploring the potential of smaller spaces. As cities are growing denser and space is becoming scarcer, the topic gains relevance again today. Since the 1930s, Artek has provided clever solutions for compact spaces that are suited to the current moment. Intelligent and versatile, classic and contemporary designs serve multiple purposes and take on diverse roles. A Kaari Wall Shelf doubles as a desk; a Stool 60 is both side table and display. Flexible, multipurpose, and highly functional, Artek solutions provide maximum efficiency in minimum space.
The piece which really caught our attention… The Floor Light A808.

Floor Light A808

For any more information on Artek’s Floor Light A808. Or any other pieces from the Artek range take a look here: https://www.artek.fi/en/ or get in touch with us directly.

Softline

Hall 6 Stand F 38
Based on unique design and technical innovation, Softline has developed a new collection of stylish, multifunctional furniture for modern homes and public environments.
One of our spotlight pieces had to be the Moai Lounge Chair.

Moai Lounge Chair Softline

For any more information on Softline’s Moai Lounge Chair. Or any other pieces from the Softline range take a look here: http://www.softline.dk/ or get in touch with us directly.

E15

Via Tortona 34, 20144
“At Salone del Mobile 2018, e15 introduces its latest collaboration with British architect David Chipperfield, and showcases products by Philipp Mainzer whilst focusing on new materials and finishes for the collection.
E15 continues its collaboration with David Chipperfield with the debut of trestle table BASIS; a refined and adaptable system of solid wood trestles and beams constructed with traditional joinery techniques. The simple and qualitative design showcases a broad range of materials and flexible solutions for living and working.”
What really stood out for us was the T10 Lazlo.

Lazlo CT10 Table E15

For any more information on E15’s T10 Lazlo. Or any other pieces from the E15 range take a look here: https://www.e15.com/ or get in touch with us directly.

Gubi

Palazzo serbelloni corso venezia 16
“Gubi is a design company dedicated to celebrating the luxury of living life. Designs that combine the
past and the present for the new to evolve. Designs that stimulate the senses are beautiful yet usable.
Gubi is pursuing perfection with passion and courage. Evolution is the essence.”
On the stand, the focus was clear, for us the star of the show was the Multi-Lite.

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For any more information on Gubi’s Multi-Lite. Or any other pieces from the Gubi range take a look here: https://olsonbaker.com/brands/gubi/ or get in touch with us directly

Normann Copenhagen

Piazza del Tricolore 2, 20129 Milano Get directions
Normann Copenhagen is a Danish design company with the mission to create original and innovative products in a simple and contemporary design that withstands the test of time. Or in other words, to challenge conventional thinking and make the ordinary extraordinary through great design.
Understated, gorgeous, one of our all time most followed pieces, the Herit Chair.

Herit Chair Normann Copenhagen

For any more information on Normann Copenhagen’s Herit Chair. Or any other pieces from the Normann Copenhagen range take a look here: https://www.normann-copenhagen.com/en/ or get in touch with us directly.

Stellar Works

Tortona 31, 20144 Milano
“During this year’s Milan Design Week, Stellar Works is proud to be showcasing new designs by award-winning contemporary designers Neri&Hu and Space Copenhagen alongside reissues of vintage pieces by mid-century modern masters, Vilhem Wolhert and Jens Risom – all proudly Made in Shanghai.
Conceived by Stellar Works’ creative directors Neri&Hu, any/everyWHERE is an evocative installation that plays with the ideas of location, context, and place and explores how interior objects define how we live. The space provokes our awareness, and prompt us to question what it means to be anywhere – and everywhere.”
The piece which really caught our attention… The Ming Chair.

Ming Chair Wood Stellar Works

For any more information on Stellar Works’s Ming Chair. Or any other pieces from the Stellar Works range take a look here: https://olsonbaker.com/brands/stellar-works/ or get in touch with us directly.

Lee Broom

Via Lovanio 6, 20121 Milano

We admittedly completely underestimated the Orion Light, such an astounding piece!

Orion Light Lee Broom

For any more information on Lee Broom’s Orion Light. Or any other pieces from the Lee Broom range take a look here: http://leebroom.com/ or get in touch with us directly

Brokis

Via Statuto 11-12, 20121 Milano
Brokis is the brainchild of successful Czech entrepreneur and engineer Jan Rabell. In 2006, he founded the brand Brokis as a platform to enliven and elevate Bohemian glassmaking to new heights and preserve generations of knowledge and craftsmanship.
We are huge fans of the Balloon Floor Lamp the star of the show!

Balloon Lights Brokis

For any more information on Brokis’s Balloon Floor Lamp. Or any other pieces from the Brokis range take a look here: http://www.brokis.cz/ or get in touch with us directly

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