Experiments in substance and style
No matter what trends or colors might capture our attention, great furniture design depends on two elements: creativity and materials. Using their creativity designers select elements and decide how to manipulate them, whether it be through attempts to challenge the constraints of the material or embrace their unique properties. From versatile glass to eco-friendly recycled paper, interesting textiles and sophisticated Caesarstone, Antonella takes us through some of the most interesting material experiments at this year’s Salone del Mobile.
Nendo for CAESARSTONE
Caesarstone presents two installations by Japanese design studio Nendo: Stone-Edge Table and Stone Garden. Both installations reflect Nendo’s serene and minimalistic approach, while exhibiting the design, quality and functionality of Caesarstone. The application of Caesarstone as a sophisticated detail in furniture brings a new meaning to the surface material.
Patricia Urquiola / The revolving room for MOROSO
Patricia Urquiola expands her Moroso furniture designs with her first textile collection for Kvadrat featuring revolving walls and hypnotic effects in a surprise installation.
Stay Green! Project sponsored by ALTAMAREA AND ARRITAL
A novelty, a brave project which uses a new material derived from recycled paper that is totally eco-friendly. The difference comes from the design, rigorous and original at the same time, with a checkerboard surface that enhances the aesthetic qualities of the product. An eco-idea, a meeting point for a new sensibility that is gaining momentum and passion for design.
Nendo for DILMOS MILANO
A few projects linked by a common love for a specific material: glass. To express the sensations, stories and thoughts connected to this traditional material, the members of Nendo chose to work with companies that have long traditions in glass working. Minimalist in their gestures but strong in their significance, Nendo re-reads and rethinks the form, function and decoration of various iconic objects made of glass, a material for which more awareness is needed, and through which much remains to be told.