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Milan 2013: Best of New Furniture II

Continuing on from Part I…

12// Secreto Coffee Table by Milan based studio Lorenz * Kaz for new brand Colé. Beautiful play of colours, shapes and proportions.

13// 45°/vetrina cabinet by Ron Gilad for Molteni. A study in simplicity, perfect proportions and impecable detailing.

14// Casta by José Manuel Ferrero José Manuel Ferrero, of Estudi{H}ac for Sancal. This small armchair is based on a castanet, one of the most emblematic Spanish instruments. Just as two halves of the castanet are clapped together, the armchair’s curved metal structure is made of two elements that have been welded into place.

15// ‘Mirror Chair’ for Glas Italia by Nendo. Photo by Hiroshi Iwasaki.

It would be impossible to do any kind of roundup without featuring Oki Sato and Nendo at least once. This omnipresent designer broke an unofficial record of releasing the most amount of products in Milan this year.

16// Low table from the DEEP SEA collection designed by Nendo studio for Glas Italia. Photo by Hiroshi Iwasaki. This collection expresses the technical manipulation of color, cut and adhesion for sheet glass.

17// Muller Van Severen furniture project was presented by Valerie Traan Gallery. Belgian photographer Fien Muller and her partner sculptor Hannes Van Severen’s create the most beautiful collection of tables, lamps and chairs uses unpainted steel and simple polyurethane for.

18// Recession Chair by Tjep. explores the visual impact of receding in relation to a design object. The result is a skeleton like chair that looks as if it won’t withstand the weight of the person it’s supporting, yet the bronze casting provides it with the necessary.

19// Grand Cabinets by Swedish designer Mathieu Gustafsson and furniture maker Niklas Karlsson are inspired by the use of woven rattan and brass clasps in vintage handbags.

20// THIS chair by Stefan Diez for e15, from seating collection THIS THAT OTHER named after the famous card trick (although, I must admit that I don’t persoally know it!) Neon pink colour is part of the unique colour palette developed by Farah Ebrahimi for this collection.

21// Longwave from Successful Living From Diesel with Moroso. A beautiful, elegant and luxurious wingback chair with an attitude and rockstar appeal. How do they do that?

22// Letizia chair by Gastone Rinaldi for Poltrona Frau. Designed in 1954, the chair captures the true spirit of 1950’s iconic style.

23// Hella Jongerius has been lending her expertise with colour the Vitra for some time now. Her latest was the development of a new palette to Jean Prouve’s Standard chair and the Eames’ Hang it All coat hooks, relased in three new colours (my favourite ‘blue’ is shown).

24// Walk-in Closet by Hosun Ching for Leclettico. This clever wardrobe opens out into a mini-fitting room, complete with mirrors to view outfits from every angle. Brilliant!

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