About 60 companies presented products for office and community at the 58th Salone del Mobile. Sometime, new products, in other cases furniture solutions already presented at the last edition of Orgatec.
Workplace solutions stimulate the creativity of well-known designers and archistars, but also emerging young designers. The photo-gallery is our selection during the visit to Salone del Mobile; thematic insights in the next issues of WOW!
The workplace design trends already identified at Orgatec are confirmed:
bookcase systems that develop into micro architectures for interiors;
increasingly widespread sit-stand desks with greater attention to the design of the height-adjustable basements;
attention to solutions for acoustic comfort;
office pods and phone booth for privacy in open plan environments;
sofa systems and amazing proposals for in-between areas;
furniture integrating plants.
The domestic mood, the quality of the finishes and the choice of textures and materials are even more stressed at Salone del Mobile.
Alias: Dry table is perfect in every environment, designed by Alberto Meda, with the iconic Spaghetti Chair from the 1980s.
Alma: Milanese atmospheres in the elements designed by Marco Piva, including the armchair and small tables of the Magenta Collection.
Ares Line: 360 ° environmental encomfort, from the sofa system Base by Frigerio Design Group with Sandro Rai, to the acoustic solutions with the colorful Airshape panels that, thanks to the back with Velcro, can be very easily installed.
Arper: Paravan Mood by Lievore Altherr, already launched in Orgatec.
Bla Station: the clumsy sofa system Bob design Stefan Borselius and Thomas Bernstrand.
Bross: Wam, design Marco Zito is a collection of seats that “grows” according to needs.
Caimi Brevetti: never ceases to amaze the quantity (and quality) of the new products: a collection of ceramic accessories, too, including a lamp with air cleaner.
Among the Snowsound sound-absorbing solutions, new panels by Alberto + Francesco Meda and Klitter by the young designer Felicia Arvid. And above all, the new patented Leaf technology with infinite potential.
Citterio: interesting geometric composition for the sit-stand desk with Linak mechanisms.
E15: Workstation Basis, design David Chipperfield with Houdini chair by Stefan Diez.
Dieffebi: solutions for interior design, not only of the work environment, which include the refined modular system of SBGA Ottaedro bookcase, and the proposals of 967 Arch, EcoLockers and the modular and equippable T-Share desk completed by the new metal benches.
Fantoni: Atelier is the architecture system for interiors (bookcases, desks, whiteboards, meeting tables on wheels, etc.) Gensler has designed for his studio and has now become a standard product. The black color and the square-section tubular metal structure reflect the current trend and look like an extension of Matteo Ragni’s workstation Hub.
IOC: strong signs of change thanks to the Raffaella Mangiarotti’s art direction. In addition to the glass-structure of the sit-stand desk with Linak mechanisms (already seen at Orgatec), there are new products, too: Velasca office pod by Monica Armani and Monforte by Raffaella Mangiarotti, the folding and sound-absorbing screen that, inspired by the brilliant Snake designed by Isao Hosoe for Sacea in the 1980s and adapted to the new needs.
Lammulths: strong lines for the multi-function desk with spine equipment.
Luxy: Bauhaus inspiration for the Timeless chair, design Andrea Citton.
Manerba: the refined and classic mark characterizes the Stem bookcase system by Philippe Nigro, while the feminine and gentle touch connotes the Bibiena office pod and the teleconference station that expands Raffaella Mangiarotti‘s Undecided Sofa collection.
Karl Andersson: natural wood is the material that unifies the proposal of benches, tables and bookcases.
Max Design: more than the Max chair, by Christoph Jenni, it is interesting RE-Max, the new patented eco-sustainable material it is made of. Unfortunately, no information is provided regarding the percentage of recycled material (PP and wood) that compose it.
MDF Italia: Qubit, design Victor Vasilev; in single module or in multiple compositions.
Muuto: sheet metal tables and benches for canteens or outdoor offices.
Offect: sound-absorbing walls thanks to modular coverings with three-dimensional drawings, including the historical one by Wright.
Passoni: solid wood with natural treatments and concrete but graceful lines for the Cetonia chair by Atelier Oi.
Plank: Fila table, design Konstantin Grcic, formal and extreme structural synthesis.
Rexite: the transportable Meeting wardrobe by Raul Barbieri is functional and lively.
Riva 1920: the worn wood of the bricole becomes the suggestive Notch bookcase designed by Neri & Hu.
Segis: the typical inclination of the back in “Favaretto-style”, characterizes Billa, chair and lounge chair version, design Favaretto & Partners.
Tecno: Zanotta occupied the most part of the stand at Salone indeed, while the workplace solutions – the re-edition of the Todo Modo sofa by Jean-Michel Wilmotte in the 1990s and the Linea micro-architecture system by Zanon arch – are those already proposed to Orgatec. The most significant change is the IoT Dina platform.
USM: the evergreen Haller System is more and more trendy, ever more green in this set-up.
Very Wood: Workplace is the system by Matteo Ragni and Chiara Moreschi including stools to ride and sofas for in-between areas; informal style for workplaces appealing for Millennials and older generations.
Vitra: a vibrant mood for the workplace.