Milan Furniture Fair | Highlights

Wallpaper Handmade

A “freshly minted celebration of craft, creativity and collaboration” Wallpaper* Handmade sees Wallpaper* Magazine pairing designers with manufacturers and commissioning them to create one-off pieces for Milan Design Week 2014

Sebastian Herkner collaborated with 2D panel manufacturer caesarstone to create a series of 3D pieces specifically for the handmade exhibition. The results include the SKID side table and bench, which were inspired by archaic wooden structures.

The Solaris table designed by Lara Bohinc for Lapicida  as an oversized piece of jewellery featuring four moons, rotating around an off centre moon, constructed of Italian marble.

Architects ‘In praise of Shadows’ created an architectural folly, which doubles as a meeting zone or seating area. Constructed entirely of Douglas Fir timber from flooring company Dinesin.

Space case plant stands by Jason Rens & John Teebs comes together to create what the designers believe to be the ‘ultimate plant stand, complete with adjustable mirrored shleves to accommodate all types and sizes of plants.

Coloured vase heads by Rony Plesl

The Leather Shingled Pouffes by Gitta Gschwendtner & Emporio Beraldin were inspired by the overlapping layers of a shingled roof.

Moooi Exhibition:

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”Unexpected Welcome”, a wonderful exhibition by Dutch brand Moooi with backdrop photography by Massimo Listri.

The exhibition was held in a 1.700 m2 warehouse in the Tortona district and arranged in small ‘living quarter vignettes’. Featuring Designs by Marcel Wanders, Studio Job and Joost van Bleiswijk, accompanied by music by a live violinist.

The large scale photographs of palatial spaces by Listri worked eccentrically well with the Moooi’s the organic shapes and textured look of the products on display.

Stephen Burks:

I stumbled upon this great exhibition by New York based Industrial Designer Stephen Burks after visiting the Wallpaper show. The show featured mixed-metal pendants for Parachilna and a range of brightly woven chairs, lighting and other pieces inspired by Senegalese basket weaving. Selected pieces were then picked up by Philippines based company Dedon.