Baccarat’s New Lighting Series

Most definitely some of the most interesting pieces presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan last week were the Maison Baccarat’s new lighting series. The legendary house commissioned some of the most prominent names from the contemporary design world to revisit existing historical pieces or develop new ones.  Jean-Marc Gady revisited the Crinoline chandelier, one of the Baccarat collection’s … Continue reading

Milan Design Week: Aria and Avia by Zaha Hadid

This week the Salone Internazionale del Mobile opened in Milan, showcasing the latest home-furnishing designs from all around the world. This year marks the Salone’s 52nd edition and features a strong focus on innovation. These light suspensions have caught my eye and attention. By renowned architect Zaha Hadid ‘Aria and Avia‘ are two sculptural pendant lamps for Italian brand Slamp. Aria … Continue reading

Focus… Patricia Urquiola for Baccarat

During Milan Design Week 2012 (Salone Del Mobile last week), French crystal manufacturer Baccarat chose to show the collection entitled ‘variations’ by Spanish-born designer and architect Patricia Urquiola. The series of vases and glassware are a translation of rhythm and composition into functional entities. Stackable forms of different diameters and heights are shaped using glass-cutting principles, to … Continue reading

Focus… Karimoku New Standard at the Salone Del Mobile, Milan

  Japanese furniture brand Karimoku New Standard unveiled its new collection last week in the Era studio Apartment Gallery at Via Palermo in Milan, during the Salone Del Mobile. Refined, stark and functional furniture and accessories were made to stand out in the raw apartment. The manufacturer wanted to show how its collection could easily … Continue reading

Focus… Furniture by Mercedes-Benz and Audi at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan

As the world’s most important furniture show the Salone Internazionale del Mobile went underway last week (April 17-22), there was some unconventional names on the floor. Mercedes-Benz and Audi were among the names present at the show. Mercedes-Benz, premiered their Style furniture collection, designed and built in collaboration with the Formitalia Luxury Group. Fans of the … Continue reading