H&H’s West Coast Editor and Style Director Emma Reddington visited the 2022 Milan Furniture Fair last week. She’s sharing 12 products that caught her eye!
After two years of diminished shows due to Covid, the Milan Furniture Fair or
Salone Del Mobile returned with a big, beautiful bang last week. The official part of the show is held at the fairgrounds in Rho Fiera and covers 20 exhibition halls of furniture, appliances, kitchen innovations and bathroom ideas, but the design doesn’t stop there. The entire city of Milan is activated with offsite shows (known as the Fuorisalone) where more new products are debuted. It all adds up to an overwhelming overview of the current state of design. Below are 12 of the most interesting products that you may soon be welcoming into your own home.
Scroll down and get inspired by these gorgeous products!
Canada was well represented at the show with not one but three lighting studios showing new work. Montreal-based
Lambert et Fils debuted a new modular collection called Silo which takes its cues from Brutalist architecture. The extruded aluminum tubes come in three finishes and are assembled in different configurations to make sconces, pendants, and lamps.
Source: Lambert et Fils
Andlight debuted three different collections in Milan including Iris (pictured above), as well as two new series Column and Lobe.
Stackabl design studio based in Toronto uses surplus, leftover material like merino felt wool to create everything from light fixtures to lounge chairs. You can create your own design or choose from their ready-made items.
Other new lighting releases include the
Flar table lamp by designer Patrick Norguet for Lodes.
Designer: Patrick Norguet
As well as the Vallonné and Valloné Opale pendant lamps designed by Luca Nichetto for Murano-based
Designer: Luca Nichetto
B&B Italia rereleased their Le Bambole line on its 50 th anniversary with a sustainable twist. The new model uses eco-friendly materials like recycled polyethylene and PET that are all easily recyclable.
Source: B&B Italia
The new Loop collection by designer India Mahdavi for
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna plays with the iconic circular bentwood shape of classic Thonet chairs but with a contemporary spin. The line comes in a range of bold colors like red, orange and blue.
Source: Gebrüder Thonet Vienna
Designer: India Mahdavi
Pierre Frey, known for its luxurious wallcoverings and fabric debuted 30 new furniture pieces during Salone di Mobile, including the Ruban bench and chair (pictured above) designed by Estudio Persona.
Source: Pierre Frey
Designer: Estudio Persona
Nanimarquina uses leftover wool sourced from the company’s suppliers. Each rug helps to reduce unmanaged waste as well as lower CO2 emissions.
Belgian kitchen manufacturer
Obumex brought two new kitchens to market; the Iconic Signature Kitchen by minimalist architect John Pawson and the Nicolas Schuybroek kitchen (pictured above) constructed out of tin which will develop a unique patina over time.
In bathrooms, Italian design studio
Agape debuted two-dimensional stone slab bathtubs and washbasins by Jean Nouvel Design as well as a collection of washbasins by designer Patricia Urquiola which feature a rough exterior clay surface combined with smooth enameled interiors in four colors.
Designer: Jean Nouvel Design and Patricia Urquiola
Duravit tapped designer Sebastian Herkner for a line of gently curved washbasins, vanities, mirrors and bathtubs called Zencha.
Designer: Sebastian Herkner