Best of Salone 2017: Part Two

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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SHoP Architects

Università degli Studi di Milano

SHoP’s “Wave Cave” installation. (Photo: Delfino Sisto Legnani)

More than 1,600 terracotta blocks make up the undulating “Wave/Cave,” an installation by SHoP Architects located in Ca’ Granda’s main courtyard at the Università degli Studi di Milano. The structure is intended to be a commentary on solidity and the pace of change.

Barber & Osgerby


The Tibbo collection by London-based studio Barber & Osgerby for Dedon was first introduced earlier this year. The line now also includes a sun lounger, two- and three-seater sofas, and a coffee table.

Giulio Cappellini

Cappellini Point

Vincent Van Duysen and Ron Gilad

Molteni & C

The Anton bed, designed by Molteni & C creative director Vincent Van Duysen, shown at Salone del Mobile.

Another standout in the Molteni booth was the stackable Teorema shelves by Ron Gilad.

Marcel Wanders and Campana Brothers

Louis Vuitton

(Photo: Courtesy Louis Vuitton)

Marcel Wanders’s Lune chair for the Louis Vuitton Objets-Nomades collection, shown in the city.

(Photo: Courtesy Louis Vuitton)

The Campana Brothers for Louis Vuitton Objets-Nomades.

Konstantin Grcic


The German designer’s Stool-Tool unit for Vitra debuted last year at the Orgatec fair in Cologne, and now it’s in production. The multifunctional furniture piece creates a chair and a table in one object.

Jasper Morrison


The 1 Inch collection by Jasper Morrison for Emeco includes a chair, armchair, and stools, as well as café and bar tables. Each is made from a one-inch square extruded aluminum tube.

Patricia Urquiola


Designed by Patricia Urquiola for GAN, the Garden Layers collection consists of rugs, mats, and pillows. The patterns are inspired by Mongolian architecture Urquiola saw on a recent trip to India.

Rodolfo Dordoni


In his Bitta collection for Kettal, architect Rodolfo Dordoni designed the pieces, like this chair, to look lightweight; in reality, they’re sturdier than they appear.

Andrea Anastasio


The Filo light by artist Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini offers an unusual approach. It deconstructs the traditional lamp to create a playful (and colorful) combination.

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec


The latest creation by the Bouroullecs for Mattiazzi, the Quindici.

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