Surface is in Milan for this year’s Salone del Mobile and a packed schedule of related events. All week, we’ll be sorting through the new design work on view and posting the best.
Best of Salone: Part Three
The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.
By Surface April 08, 2017
London-based designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien debuted a series of new work at Kettal’s booth at the fair.
Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen introduced BeoSound Shape, modular acoustical wall panels with an integrated wireless speaker system.
This year, the British designer took over Teatro Manzoni and its gallery of shops to showcase his designs for everything from lighting to soap to motorcycle tires. Titled “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” the presentation encompasses early designs (for which Dixon recently acquired the rights), current products, and work that just hit the market.
Kvadrat and Louis Poulsen
Copenhagen-based Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi designed a series of masks for textile maker Kvadrat.
GamFratesi also had a presence at Euroluce with the Yuh lamp at Louis Poulsen. (The firm also designed the brand’s booth.)
Designer Max Lamb unveiled his collaboration with Really, a company that recycles textiles into new materials. Lamb worked with Really and Kvadrat on a collection of furnishings made from a recently developed textile-based board.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi
One of the top discoveries of this year’s Milan Design Week was the work of We+, a Tokyo-based firm run by Toshiya Hayashi and Hokuto Ando. Their Drought chair was a highlight at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.
The designer showed his Arrangements series of lighting for Flos at Euroluce.
A cashmere blanket designed by Seulgi Lee for Hermès.
Neri & Hu
Shanghai- and London-based Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu introduced the Yanzi lighting collection for Artemide.