Casa Design has returned from Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2017 with news of exciting launches from our vast roster of international brands. This year’s fair was one of the most impressive exhibitions to date, boasting a record number of programs, events, and exhibitors. Up-and-coming trends were evident: woven rope, belting, and fringe, richly-hued velvets, mobiles, mixed marbles, and tons of terrazzo! It would be impossible to recount every exciting design and detail, so we’ve narrowed it down to our “Top 10” favorite new designs from Milan Design Week 2017.
Every year, the Casa Design team takes a trip to the Salone internazionale de Mobile Milano, and it’s almost time for us to board our flight to the gorgeous city of Milan once more! Slated to run from 12-17 April 2016, we attend this event each year to browse through the latest furniture trends and collections.
Salone del Mobile is a showcase for the hottest designers and innovators in the market, but it’s also a place where new and emerging designers can highlight their talent and get a leg up in a highly competitive industry. One such example of this is the Salone Satellite Awards, which serve as a competition and showcase for young designers.
The 2015 Salone del Mobile is right around the corner (April 14 – 19) and it’s a favorite for those of us who work here at Casa Design. This annual exhibition is notable because it’s the place where many of the top outdoor and indoor furniture designers launch their new lines. As a result, we always return with a host of new products and furnishings to showcase.
Isn’t it a shame we can’t all make it to the Salone del Mobile in Milan each year? Fortunately, you can peruse the web for “The Best of Salone 2014….” articles so you don’t have to miss a thing. Here’s the Casa Design version so you can live vicariously through us.
Casa Design’s Best of Salone 2014
SU Collection by Nendo for Emeco. As its Japanese name implies, the Su Collection is simple and no-frills. The stools are made from reclaimed and sustainable materials, making them an eco-friendly option. The seats were carefully contoured to replicate the iconic seat of the Emeco chairs, making them a must-have small stool or spillover seating option.
Shell by Benjamin Hubert for Moroso. The Shell divan combines a natural wood framework and a polyurethane foam seat covered by a single cover with a geometric pattern. The result is a clean, precise, and aesthetically pleasing sofa.
East River Chair by Hella Jongerius for Vitra. One of Vitra’s newest products, the East River Chair is a fun armchair designed for both residential and commercial use. The design blends wood, leather, metal and fabric in signature Jongerius style.
Luca Nichetto, La-Dina chair by Casamania. The La-Dina chair is a contemporary reworking of the Tyrolese chair. With a simple, yet solid system of assembly (the legs are fitted into the solid seat), the La-Dina is a sturdy and stylish option for any dynamic table/desk combination.
Enjoy the Best of Salone 2014 through Casa Design.
Jamie Durie is an Australian designer, horticulturalist, and author. His love of the outdoors is a driving force behind his contemporary outdoor furniture designs, which celebrate the role of nature in nurturing a sense of well-being. His most recent designs, a second collection for Riva 1920, were recently featured at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in early April.
Here’s a peek at the new additions to this comfortable outdoor furniture line, all of which are produced using natural, sustainable materials:
Tubular Chair. Jamie Durie launched the Tubular Dining Table in Milan last year. It was so popular that he designed the Tubular Chairs to complement. The dining chairs are fluidly sculpted allowing the beautiful wood grains to shine.
Bungalow Sofa. The Bungalow Sofa was built to complement his Bungalow Stool collection. It features a lightweight frame made from American walnut that is finished in natural oils. The comfortable seat and back cushions are supported by a woven leather strap matrix.
Bungalow Bench Seat. For casual or overflow seating, the Bungalow Bench Seat matches the sofa and stools, including the woven leather strap matrix for seat support and stitch detailing.
Riva 1920 pieces are available through Casa Design.