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Milan Day 4

Nicky Lobo ventures beyond the fairground to see what else Milan has to offer.

Milan Day 4

Nicky Lobo ventures beyond the fairground to see what else Milan has to offer.



BY

17 April, 2013


Milan Indesign

Bisazza

Among the multitude of impressive flagship showrooms in the city of Milan, Bisazza was one that really caught our eye. Bisazza are known for their glamorous mosaics, but now they can also be known for leading the European field in sustainability; the company has developed a new glass tile made from 93 per cent recycled material.

bisazza.com

Bisazza in Singapore at GF+A

Bloem Marrone – Marcel Wanders for Bisazza

Bloem Marrone – Marcel Wanders for Bisazza

Kumo Cloud Light – Nendo for Bisazza

Kumo Cloud Light – Nendo for Bisazza

Ventura Lambrate

The best element of the fair, in my opinion, although I could be accused of being biased (Indesign were media sponsors). The fresh ideas from emerging global talent, creative solutions and raw energy is the antithesis of the careful development and big budgets of companies exhibiting at the fair.

Watch for our in-depth coverage on Ventura in Indesign #54, on newsstands August 2013.

venturaprojects.com

Pencil Shaving - Norie Matsumoto

Pencil Shaving – Norie Matsumoto

Cheapass

Cheap Ass 4th Edition Elite – Saran Yen

David Trubridge

He’s designed furniture, lights, spaces and most recently, jewellery. This year David Trubridge launched his new range of rugs with Australian company Tsar. From Superstudio (a collective exhibition at Via Tortona), Trubridge created an installation that represented the elements (fire, water, earth, air) as a backdrop. The new range features designs that take from his travels around the world, geographical abstracts of the continents.

Tsar
tsar.com.au

Doubtful Sound – David Trubridge for Tsar

Doubtful Sound – David Trubridge for Tsar

Spinifex – David Trubridge for Tsar

Spinifex – David Trubridge for Tsar

UNStudio

Also at Zona Tortona, UNStudio showed their highly conceptual, yet usable, furniture. Coming from an architecture background, this Amsterdam firm creates pieces that encourage dynamic movement, exploration and play. To extend on this theme, UNStudio and Prooff brought together industry speakers, design critics, writers and audience for a dialogue series during the fair.

UNStudio.com

Studio Easy Chair and Studio Beam Seat – UNStudio for Offecct

Studio Easy Chair and Studio Beam Seat – UNStudio for Offecct

Offecct

Studio Beam – UNStudio for Offecct

Boffi

One of the leading brands – not just in the kitchen and bathroom fields, but overall, is Boffi. A strong position meant the stylish showroom was thriving throughout the fair. We spoke to CEO Roberto Gavazzi, responsible for taking the company into the stratosphere along with Paolo Boffi and Piero Lissoni in the early ’90s. More later…

boffi.com

In Singapore at Boffi Studio

Boffi

Suspended Top and Iceland Washbasin – Boffi

Boffi

Duemilaotto Tall Kitchen/Laundry Units – Boffi

Top image: “Schaukelstuhl” (Rocking Chair) – Bert Loeschner exhibiting at Ventura Lambrate


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