We wondered if the Salone del Mobile would confirm the color trend of grey that was all the rage in Stockholm and Paris one month ago. The answer is No. Certainly not grey… . At the lively Milano Design Week we could see plenty of red and yellow, in all its shades and other bright colours.
Bold and trend-setting as usual, Milan was lively and dynamic even in the choice of colours: almost no grey. White and black definitely in decline, the trend of pastel shades and natural hues was upheld, but something new could be found – besides in the massive presence of cold and metal colours – in the use of energy-giving colors like red in all nuances (“Ferrari” or coral, powdery or crimson, strawberry or cherry) and yellow, too, (acid or warm) and bright light blue and green shades, often matched. Also those who chose white as his own signature were “infected” (Nendo for Cappellini). A wave of joy putting us in a good mood. The evergreen design masterpieces are tinged with new colors (Alumininium chair by Vitra) in limited edition, too (Bardi Bowl Chair by Arper, 12 tables Vara by Tecno) and the new products do not pose limits in choosing the colour palette.
1, Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Arper designed in 1955 by Lina Bo Bardi was presented at Spotti in Milan, in a colored limited edition of 500 enumerate pieces.
2, Tecno for the project “Tra Arte e Tecno” at Caselli in Milan, Giulio Pace, student of Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera reinterpeted the classic table Vara by Luca Scacchetti e with colors and a zipper to hide wires.
3, Vitra Aluminium Group by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century. Thanks to 26 new colours of Hopsak upholstery fabric, these models can be used to create attractively coordinated furniture compositions in home as well as office meeting areas.
4, Vitra, East River Chair, design Hella Jongerius; a lounge chair which features a handle on the back of the seat for easy relocation and comes in a number of vibrant color combinations.
5, Campeggi, Tuttomio, design Emanuele Mangini, a little red pace, sheltered and private, to sit down comfortably, drawing, working, writing, thinking.
6, Caimi Brevetti, President, design Philippe Nigro, dinamic sound absorbing panelling that utilizes Snowsound Technology; it is available in light/dark red , too.
7, Caimi Brevetti, Pli, design Marc Sadler, folding screens that utilizes Snowsound Technology; it is designed with snaps and straps to adjust at will, while its vast selection of fabric colours make it a true decorating accessory to improve the acoustics and the quality of life at home and office.
8, Offect, Table Xtra Large, design Claesson, Koivisto Rune; a hybrid between a meeting table and a writing desk; a table big enough to work undisturbed with your laptop but still be able to start up a conversation with someone sitting opposite.
9, Tecno, glossy yellow meeting table with integrated cabling: a masterpiece with high quality finishing details.
10, MH Way, Happy Life by Makio Hasuike; a fluid dialogue between fashion and design. Hasuike has translated them into a dynamic lifestyle, contemporary and nomadic.
11, Campeggi, Home-Work, design Sakura Adachi, a yellow sideboard which transforms into a writing desk. The middle part can slide out and functions as a chair. It’s a flexible and useful piece of furniture conceived for little spaces, to store, sit and work.
12, Arper, Colina, design Lievore Altherr, Molina, a family of sclptural armchairs originally created to complement the fluid architecture of the modular sofa system Loop, its adaptive, organic form and diverse range of options invites inclusion in many contexts from offices to public spaces to homes.
13, Driade, Rikka, design Maurizio Galante; an original and greatly creative chair; the steel frame is wrapped in 130 meters of leather ribbon in colours ranging from cherry red to coral red or from gunmetal grey to rich mauve.
14, Cappellini, Peg Sofa, design Nendo; generous shapes and bright red color.
15, Modus, Lily Chair, design Michael Sodeau; a compact lounge chair with moulded shell which benefits from a high back and arm rest. Its simplistic upholstery gives it clean, uninterrupted lines and a lightweight appearance.
16, Offect,collection EZY, design Christophe Pillet; originally designed and produced for the new interior of the famous Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel in Paris , this comfortble and timeless collection consists of a sofa, an easy chair, a barstool and a series of tables.