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4/27/11

Furniture

SPANISH DESIGN SHINES AT MILAN

A WIDE SPECTRUM OF SEATING
If there’s one sector Spanish design companies excel at it’s seating. In Milan, we saw both brand new designs created by high-profile names, such as Patricia Urquiola’s Nub chair for Andreu World and Javier Mariscal’s Green chair for Mobles 114, and new versions of such favourite classics as Oscar Tusquets’ Gaulino chair. We also enjoyed seeing new additions to existing collections as was the case with Sancal’s Tea collection or Stua’s Globus chair, now available in more colours (which people are being asked to vote their favourite on Facebook).


 
Nub chair by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World

Nub chair by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World


 
Green chair by Javier Mariscal for Mobles 114, 100% recycled & recyclable

Green chair by Javier Mariscal for Mobles 114, 100% recycled & recyclable


 
New Gaulino chair by Oscar Tusquets. Produced by BD Barcelona

New Gaulino chair by Oscar Tusquets. Produced by BD Barcelona


 
Upholstered armchair by Carlos Tiscar for Capdell. Aro collection

Upholstered armchair by Carlos Tiscar for Capdell. Aro collection

Nao collection by Eddeestudio for Capdell

Nao collection by Eddeestudio for Capdell


 

As for sofas, we were particularly impressed by the originality of Emiliana Design’s Simone sofa for Joquer, by the highly comfortable Folk collection unveiled by Sancal and by the versatility of Héctor Serrano’s Sail collection for Gandía Blasco (designed to go with a line of rugs).


 
Folk sofa by Rafa García for Sancal

Folk sofa by Rafa García for Sancal


 
Sail collection by Héctor Serrano for GAN

Sail collection by Héctor Serrano for GAN


 
Simone. New sofa by Emiliana Design Studio for Joquer

Simone. New sofa by Emiliana Design Studio for Joquer


 
Season bench, designed by Piero Lissoni for Viccarbe

Season bench, designed by Piero Lissoni for Viccarbe


 

SMALLER FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
Equally notable were various smaller pieces – Patricia Urquiola’s compact Burin tables for Viccarbe, Gandía Blasco’s new Sonora planters and Fez lanterns and a fun coat-stand designed by Berlin-based studio Nachacht for Sancal.


 
Burin tables by Patricia Urquiola for Viccarbe

Burin tables by Patricia Urquiola for Viccarbe


 
Sonora planters by Gandía Blasco

Sonora planters by Gandía Blasco

Fez lanterns by Gandía Blasco

Fez lanterns by Gandía Blasco


 
Finger collection, designed by Nendo for Gandía Blasco

Finger collection, designed by Nendo for Gandía Blasco


 
Pauli.  Wall rack inspired by the pieces of a Meccano game. Produced by Sancal

Pauli. Wall rack inspired by the pieces of a Meccano game. Produced by Sancal


 
Blancowhite. LED lighting products designed by Antoni Arola for Santa&Cole

Blancowhite. LED lighting products designed by Antoni Arola for Santa&Cole


 

WOOD AND COLOUR
One winning combination at Milan this year was the pairing of wood in different tones and colours. Good examples are Andreu World’s Moody chair, Tab’s new stools and tables for Nadadora, the eye-catching Free Port cabinet designed by Martí Guixé for BD Barcelona Design and Viccarbe’s Penta armchairs.


 
Tab collection by Nadadora for Sancal

Tab collection by Nadadora for Sancal


 
Penta armchairs by Toam Nguyen for Viccarbe

Penta armchairs by Toam Nguyen for Viccarbe


 
Free Port Cabinet. Designed by M. Guixé  for  BD Barcelona

Free Port Cabinet. Designed by M. Guixé for BD Barcelona


 
Tea collecion chairs, designed by Estudihac JMFerrero for Sancal company

Tea collecion chairs, designed by Estudihac JMFerrero for Sancal company


 
Armadillo lamp by Luis Eslava for LZF lamps. This pendant lamp is made from dozens of wood veneer squares

Armadillo lamp by Luis Eslava for LZF lamps. This pendant lamp is made from dozens of wood veneer squares


 
Moody collection by Andreu World. Design by Liévore, Altherr and Molina

Moody collection by Andreu World. Design by Liévore, Altherr and Molina


 

INDOOR / OUTDOOR FURNITURE
Why restrict home accessories to only indoor or outdoor use? Why can’t they be used in both environments? A major trend this year was for accessories which can. Increasingly, brands are cleverly bringing out flexible products suited equally for indoor or outdoor use. Take Nani Marquina’s Practik rug, Ramón Esteve’s Origami light for Vibia and Andreu World’s Sail chairs.


 
Practik rug by Elena Somalo for Nanimarquina. The fabric is made from recycled polyester thread

Practik rug by Elena Somalo for Nanimarquina. The fabric is made from recycled polyester thread


 
Origami by Ramón Esteve for Vibia

Origami by Ramón Esteve for Vibia


 
Fora by Bover. Design by Gonzalo Milá and Álex Fernández Camps

Fora by Bover. Design by Gonzalo Milá and Álex Fernández Camps


 
Vela collection by Ramón Esteve for Vondom (furniture, lighting and rug)

Vela collection by Ramón Esteve for Vondom (furniture, lighting and rug)


 
Sail by  Piergiorgio& Michele Cazzaniga for Andrew World

Sail by Piergiorgio& Michele Cazzaniga for Andrew World


 

DECORATIVE SCREENS
Another interesting innovation were decorative or acoustic screens produced by companies such as Viccarbe, Sancal, Stua and Nomon. Decorative and visually arresting pieces, these are ideal for reception areas or restaurants.


 
Isola by Mario Ruiz for Nomon

Isola by Mario Ruiz for Nomon


 
Decorative screen. Tea collection by Sancal

Decorative screen. Tea collection by Sancal


 
Layer by Arik Levy for Viccarbe

Layer by Arik Levy for Viccarbe


 
Acoustic screens  inspired in Eclipse tables by Stua

Acoustic screens inspired in Eclipse tables by Stua


 

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