This week in Milan was the 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. On the exhibition, we can find an endless collection of the latest home-furnishings and global design products. Among them we find a variety of designed items created by some of our favorite architects. We select for you most-talked about architect-designed products from the Milan Design Week 2014.
Benedetta Tagliabue for Passoni Nature: Sofa ‘BOTAN’
An endlessly harmonious, symmetrical combination, inspired by nature create a comfortable fabric and wood seat.
David Adjaye for Knoll: The Washington Skeleton and Skin
These cantilevered chairs create a play between balancing and propping, as we find them both functional and sculptural. Washington Skeleton is diminished to an exquisite geometric lattice while its reversed counterpoint Skin, offers a colorific shell to the same form.
Zaha Hadid for Citco: Tela Shelving
“The Zaha Hadid’s new shelving collection with Citco blurs the bounderies of art and design”, says design aficionado Lisa Roberts.
UNStudio for Artifort: Gemini
Plenty of scope of variation is offered by the two asymmetric seat elements and a small table.
Daniel Libeskind for Poliform: Web
Inspired by the Web where every user can search and use contents from connected links, the designed product WEB with its blocks and voids, represent a brand new concept for bookcase with an undeniable visual impact.
Nendo for Emeco: The SU Collection
The Su meaning in Japanese is minimal, which inspired this new collection of tables and stools, created by reclaimed materials.
MVRDV for Sixinch: Vertical Village
The Vertical Village: inspired by the richness of informality of East Asian settlements, we find here a self-organized and initiated manner of city building.
Charles & Ray Eames (1958) for Vitra: Aluminium Chair EA 101, EA 103, EA 104
The launched models EA 101, 103 and 104 belong to the original 1958 product family and then for the first time they are marketed as Aluminum Dining Chairs. But these models are smaller, lighter and brighter.
The surface of this chair is a mix of two different patterns, created by printing grain pattern onto wood with an already outstanding grain.
Daniel Libeskind for Lasvit: ICE
We see “ONE-OF-A-KIND” luminosity through the fluid and delicate quality of hand blown glass of this geometric chandelier.