Recap: Salone Internazionale Del Mobile 2014
Our fashion favourites from Milan’s biggest design extravaganza
Italian luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta brings rustic coffee tables, jewel-bright modular sofas and bookcases in ash-coloured oak. Understated is the word.
The luxury interior brand Armani/Casa ties up with Italian furniture major Jannelli & Volpi to create its first collection of wallpapers. Expect marbled motifs, earthy shades and trompe l’oeil landscapes.
We also love their tripod lamps and the ‘Hemingway’ desk set which features multiple layers of leather strips flattened to create a multi-colour effect.
ICYMI: Salone Del Mobile – the biggest annual celebration of design in the world – just wrapped up. And a host of fashion labels were there to give us gawp-worthy pieces. Here’s a bunch of our favourites.
Kartell + Emilio Pucci
Kartell and Emilio Pucci team up to give us the World of Emilio Pucci edition. The collaboration features Philippe Starck-designed ‘Madame’ armchairs kitted out in bright Pucci prints borrowed from the Cities of the World scarf collection. Notice familiar skylines? They’re abstract depictions of New York, Rome and Paris – essentially, cities with flagship Pucci stores.
Louis Vuitton + Cassina
Louis Vuitton and Italian furniture makers Cassina pay tribute to French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand. They unveiled a 1000-piece limited-edition collection of ‘LC4 CP’ chaise longue originally designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand. What’s new? It combines Cassina’s industrial know-how with Louis Vuitton’s expertise in saddlery craftsmanship – notice the headrest made with dark brown saddle-leather.
Hermès introduces lamps with brilliant saddle-stitch details: ‘Pantographe’and ‘Harnais’ by Italian designer Michele De Lucchi and ‘La Lanterne d’Hermès’ portable lamp designed by French visual artist Yann Kersalé.
In addition, they bring an arsenal of furnishing fabrics with fantastical prints.
'Jardin d'osier' wallpaper by Pierre Marie; 'Harnais' lamp
Roberto Cavalli’s flair for whimsical prints extends to the ‘Wing’ armchair – it’s part of the Wings & Roses collection which is dominated by bold hues of red and gold, stripes and roses. Pretty surreal.