News May 9, 2024

Highlights from Salone 2024

Highlights from Salone 2024

Some of our designers had the opportunity to attend the Salone International Furniture during Milan Design Week in April and are still soaking in the inspiration from the events of the week, as well as all the culture and beauty the city brings! Read on for some of the highlights of the trip that Christine, Eduardo, Jennifer, and David are still thinking about.

Christine Rankin, Senior Associate | Multidisciplinary Design

Objects of Common Interest resin table, displayed at Nilufar Gallery; an incredible collection made from crushed opal and resin – reminiscent of the iridescence of 17th and 18th century Opaline glass.

Esmal enameled copper tables from Paola Lenti; This entirely manual process, made by Alessandra Malfatti in Paola Lenti exclusive colours, is the contemporary interpretation of an ancient art, which implies that superimposed layers of enamel blend through a high temperature firing process to create transparencies, opacities and oxidations.

HENRYTIMI showroom, Foro Buonaparte, 52, 20121 Milano; HENRYTIMI is an artistic manufacturing brand made in Italy, combining beauty and minimalism while taking care of functional and innovative details. Working with primitive geometries, pure shapes, and refined materials is HENRYTIMI’s strength.  We witnessed incredible minimal design here with premium craftsmanship and attention the detail.

Eduardo Serrate, Senior Associate | Architecture

Antolini; Perception CollectionThis impressive installation staggers stripes of two very expressive and contrasting stone slabs with minute precision. Flat at first, the stripes turn progressively three-dimensional, so only one type of slab is visible at a time. Once at the end, the view is completely different in an almost disorienting and incredibly satisfying way.

The Cut Eterea Kitchen; This kitchen island’s beautiful round wood counter pivots out effortlessly to create a dining table, and it even offers a built-in turntable within it. The gesture is equally dramatic as it is purposeful, particularly in tighter urban homes.

Jennifer Clapp, Principal | Interior Design

Christophe Delcourte – Best new indoor collection, period!

Kerià Lighting by Filippo Carandini Studio, also at Nilufar Gallery; These pieces are part of a collection of lamps realized in hand-made Murano glass sticks. The light filters through the fascinating imperfection of the artisanal element, saturated with its color.

The best design experience of my career was attending a party at the home of Fornasetti which remains in the family and continues to house the artist’s belongings. It was truly an evening I’ll never forget!

David Hacin, President | Creative Director

de Sede Booth; Seeing the new innovation from this Swiss brand, which showcases the refinement and perfection of craftsmanship cultivated since the company’s founding, is always a treat.

Re/Creation exhibition by Lasvit; This Czech lighting designer reinvented the Palazzo Isimbardi with sound and color one evening. The installation was centered around the joy of doing nothing and embracing the art of living in a way where everything takes a step back. Beautiful work!