We ended our last blog with a liturgy of designers and designs that we hope to see at Salone Del Mobile 2011. Design Junction are basing themselves in Zona Tortona on Via Savona and are showing off an impressive array of exciting design including Innermost, Angle Poise, Modus and Roll&Hill. The Superordinate Antler Chandelier, designed by Jason Miller is one of their many spectacular modern and very glamorous lights.
We are used to iconic, mid-century designs from Anglepoise. This, however, is the first of their new generation of LCD lights which, we think, maintain the elegance and style of the originals. Opinions anyone?
One of the pieces Innermost are showing is the Hi Ho Rocking horse by Jarrod Lim. Apparently it’s a rocking horse designed to fit the most stylish of interiors. We’re not so sure but do suspect we won’t resist having a go on it. Watch out for slightly embarrassing pictures.
In amongst all the edgy design we spotted these lounge chairs by Pearson Lloyd, part of the Modus show at Design Junction. Calm, neutral and whispering ‘come sit in me, don’t leave’. We know how good it is going to feel when we sink into these. We know that only the allure of more wonderful design, and the promise of a glass of Campari or two will motivate us to shift our backsides.
Established and Sons at the Versace Theater in Piazza Vetra are always worth seeing. We’ve found no clues as to what we can expect but we know its going to be fresh and, well, unexpected!
The Moooi Showroom in Via Tortona is guaranteed to raise a smile. This year’s show is The Unexpected Welcome and features, amongst other things, Gothic Chairs by Studio Job. Suitable for indoors and out, available in ten bright colours and memorable, definitely memorable.
Modenus’ favorite (are we allowed to have favorites?) Jimmie Martin has linked up with Italian Fashion Icon Frankie Morello. His wild, humorous and occasionally challenging work can be found at Corso Matteotti. Now that’s another cocktail party we are missing by leaving too early. Lesson one – next year stay longer!
Finally, for now, Designers Block at Light Space on Via Privata Oslavia have accumulated so much fresh and interesting talent we are regretting not putting a day aside to see it. That’s Dutch designer Daan Mulder’s My Form Follows Function sofa. And no, that’s not Daan. Is it possible to make a comfortable metal sofa? We will let you know. Lets see if we can’t get time to copy this pose.
This vase is made out of gold leaf and concrete. That alone should give you a clue as to its creator. It is, of course, Doreen Westphal whose wonderful concrete lace features in our most read blog and whose work is on Modenus. Doreen – we hope to see you there!
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