Milan Design Week, a week-long design festival that engulfs the historic Italian city with installations, innovative product launches, showroom events, parties, exhibitions, and so much more every April, is a wrap! Offering a first hand look at the latest trends in furniture, lighting, textiles, and more, it’s a major destination for the design cognoscenti. Anchored by the 61st edition of Salone del Mobile, one of the largest and most expansive global furniture fairs in the world, this year’s design week was more thrilling than ever. Between exploring the aisles of the fair, which brought in over 300,000 attendees from 181 countries, to checking out all things Fuorisalone—the term for the myriad of events and installations hosted in hundreds of different venues across the city—there was no shortage of inspiration. Below, we’ve highlighted a few items that caught our eye for their unique compatibility with some of our most colorful finishes.
Casalgrande Padana’s Fusion metal-effect tiles—shown in green (floor) and the fusion black colorways—combine innovative technological innovation with an aesthetically-pleasing appearance. Available in various formats and differing levels of thickness—these tiles happen to look fantastic with any of our units in our striking Emerald finish. Meanwhile, on view at landmark gallery Rossana Orlandi, Andrea Claire Studio offered a sneak peek of its CB Sconce 201. It caught our attention for obvious reasons. The alluring design is part of eponymous brand’s soon-to-launch Cloudbreak collection. Its wave-like finish—exhibited both on the base and in the glass diffuser—is mesmerizing.
Norwegian designer Kristina Five Maelver’s Ikipero Ceramics for Poltrona Frau stunned. Part of the brand’s 2023 Pleasures Collection, each narrative behind the new sub-collections/ line extension’s is tied to one of the following: the pleasure of welcoming, the pleasure of rediscovering, the pleasure of comfortable living, the pleasure of taking a break, and the pleasure of writing. The hand-turned and hand-painted ceramics certainly offer enough eye-candy while one basks in the joy of discovering their handcrafted nature. They also make for perfect complements to our Juniper-hued units.
Patricia Urquiola’s Oru Chair (right) for Andreu World wasn’t the only thing she debuted during Milan Design Week—the prolific designer also beautifully designed the Spanish brand’s first Milan showroom. Meanwhile, Piergiorgio Cassaniga’s Raglan Home collection for the brand, offered a study in modularity, comfort, and gorgeous colorways. Both seating collection/s also happen to pair perfectly with our Saffron finish. Stay tuned for part II of our favorite Milan Design Week finds!