Morpheus at Salone Del Mobile
The highly regarded Furniture Fair, Salone Internazionale Del Mobile was hosted in Milan this month. The 6-day event, showcased the latest in furniture, lighting and home furnishing from designers across the globe. The Morpheus team were in attendance, keen to explore the latest trends and to discover a city rich in design history and creative prominence. We explored the Eurolace/design and modern halls during our visit to the Fieramilano.
One of the teams inspirations finds was the ‘Supernova’ lighting installation, by Petra Krausova of Lasvit. The breath taking piece exhibited in the Euroluce International Design hall, responds to viewers movements by changing its form through kinetic movement. We loved the layout of the Lasvit fan-shaped stand which was both intimate and welcoming. Certainly the team enjoyed the journey through the eclectic pieces being showcased.
Buster + Punch emerged as a designer with an exquisite range of lighting pendants with soft cool metallic, almost industrial detailing. The smoked glass LED bulb range was of keen interest, with associated rose gold pendant fitting. Rose gold metal being an important colour of choice at this year’s Salone.
Dusty pastel tones continued to be the colour of choice for many designers. Pistachio greens, peaches and roses alongside plusher midnight blues and taupe hues were important colours for many furniture pieces. We liked the quirky Ivy chair by Mambo Unlimited Ideas, with contrasting fabric/print and colour tones. Indeed a perennial theme for seating design was the concept of mixing various textures and prints, in many cases creating a juxtaposed form as a result.
Curvaceous forms were important amongst the designers exhibiting. From Brabbu to Sancal, console to coffee table, curves of differing proportions set a prominent trend. A great find were the sleek ‘Fei Fei’ chair and ‘Moraine’ sofa both by Sawaya & Moroni.
The trip was a great chance for the team to experience first-hand the latest trends flooding the design world. We look forward to collaborating with some of the designers on some of our most recent commissions.
Joseph d’Abbro, Senior Architectural Designer
Fig.1 Moooi, © Wallpaper
Fig.2 Supernova Lighting Installation, Petra Krausova, Lasvit.
Fig.3 Buster & Punch accessory selection.
Fig.4 Buster & Punch smoked LED bulb in gold casing.
Fig.5 Ivy Chair by Mambo Unlimited Ideas.
Fig.6 Fei Fei Chair by Sawaya & Moroni
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