Best of Salone: Part Three

The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.

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.

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Doshi Levien


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.

Tom Dixon

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.)

Max Lamb


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.

Michael Anastassiades


The designer showed his Arrangements series of lighting for Flos at Euroluce.

Seulgi Lee


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.

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