Milano Design Week

Milan, 17-22.april.2011

Simplissimo

Jean Nouvel

Ligne Roset



When seen in profile, the chair seems to have been designed through two pencilled lines, one for the base composed of three broken-up segments and another one for the backrest. Available as a low bench, armchair or chair for placing next to the fireplace. It is made from welded steel. The seat and backrest suspension is guaranteed by a ribbed polypropylene panel covered in a seat cushion in integral polyurethane.

www.ligneroset.com

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Waver

Konstantin Grcic

Vitra



A design inspired in open-air sports such as windsurfing or paragliding. Just like a sportsman in his paraglider, the user floats on two straps in the front part. Although the backrest is made from only a fabric layer, it has a comfortable profile that provides freedom of movement. Waver interprets the classic revolving armchair with a four-radius base and gives it more amplitude and lightness. Thanks to the strength of its materials, it can be used both indoors and out.

www.vitra.com

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Elastico news

KA



An elastic ring attached around two wooden supports serves as a shelf for holding books, boxes and many other objects. The play between the volume of the pieces, the distance between support points and its tension gives rise to highly diverse and totally customisable shapes.

www.karl-andersson.se

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Nub Chair

Patricia Urquiola

Andreu World



Collection comprising an attractive line of armchairs and easy chairs with a natural wood structure that offers multiple combinations of colour for the structure and the upholsteries. It is the result of sophisticated joinery updated with a very delicate touch and a contemporary shape. The essential element in the project are not so much the cylindrical rods as the attractive thickening of the rods in the backrest at the height of the lumbar zone. It is this alternating rhythm that makes the project recognisable, giving the chair a material, three-dimensional entity.

www.andreuworld.com

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Happy

Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

Kashtall



Rug woven from wool and linen with coloured strips that create harmony and contrast. The five different colour combinations related to feelings and situations in life that the designer likes: Passion, Summer Holiday, Winter Night, Potato Digging and Harmony. It owes its name to the feeling it gives you when walking on it. Its dimensions are 170 x 240 centimetres.

www.kasthall.com

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BiKnit

Patricia Urquiola

Moroso



Chair and chaise longue for interiors, suitable for outdoor use, featuring a design inspired in loose-knit fabrics. The upholstery of the chair covers the frame in a way to allow the knit fabric to hold the load while remaining decorative. Its curves are repeated in a harmonious, endless whole. The base is in wood and the structure in steel. In making the knit fabric, polypropylene, polyethylene, PVC and polyester has been used, among other materials.

www.moroso.it

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Giro

Fabio Bortolani

Lapalma



Stool that regulates the height by means of an adjustable screw. Inspired in the stools of the past adapted to an industrial look. It incorporates a seat height adjustment that is simple to operate thanks to a screw. It is composed of a lacquered or stainless teel frame and an oak wood seat in the colours black or white.


www.lapalma.it

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Burin

Patricia Urquiola

Viccarbe



Side tables that are nearer to contemporary art than to a simple surface and are both an ideal complement for sofas and armchairs in large waiting rooms and a unique surface in the home. Single-leg sculptural base with the designer's characteristic stamp.

www.viccarbe.com

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Cityscape

Cristian Zuzunaga

Kvadrat



The design of the curtain was achieved by superposing photographs of architectural works taken in the streets of Barcelona. It defines the day-to-day life of a cosmopolitan city marked by individuality, indivisibility and evolution. The textile endlessly repeats them in fresh and unusual colours. It is made from Trevira CS and it comes in four colour variations.

www.kvadrat.dk

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The Plain Collection

Maarten Baas



Collection of furniture that includes chairs, tables, mirror, ceiling lamp and floor lamp. Intervening in the creative process are fire, clay, wood residue and reject furniture, giving them a new interpretation that transforms the vision of the design by questioning its authorship, creating entertaining yet non-conformist pieces, with a unique surreal appearance, irreverent and imperfect. Known as the "enfant terrible" in the world of design, Baas is defined as provoking, captivating and an arsonist (he jumped to fame by burning pieces by renowned designers such as the brothers Campana, Rietveld and Charles Eames with his Smoke collection).

www.maartenbaas.com

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POD

Benjamin Hubert

De Vorm



Ergonomic chair that allows the user to work comfortably while being screened off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The chair perimeter exceeds that of the user's head. In producing the shell shape of the chair, pressed PET technology has been used, which offers muffling properties to increase the sensation of privacy.

www.devorm.nl

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Nao

Edeestudio

Capdell



Colección de silla y sillón que destaca por su sobriedad y elegancia. Sus generosas proporciones y la sencillez de su diseño recuerdan al estilo nórdico con un perfil de líneas rectas y duras donde se combina el cuidado de su tapizado con el trabajo de ebanistería en los brazos. La estructura de la silla es de madera de haya barnizada o lacada y el asiento y respaldo están compuestos por una base de espuma de poliuretano sobre la que se tapiza con tela. Tanto la silla como el sillón poseen un ancho de 47 centímetros, una altura de asiento de 46 centímetros y una altura total de 78 centímetros.

www.capdell.com

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Avus

Konstantin Grcic

Plank



Armchair that pays tribute to the characteristics of this classic piece of furniture: a great deal of comfort, attention to detail, noble materials and refined elegance. However, it is a radical reinterpretation thanks to the use of modern materials produced through technology originating in the car industry.

www.plank.it

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Zartan

Philippe Starck y Quillet

Magis



From top tobottom, Zartan is a totally natural chair made through cutting-edge eco-friendly technology that explores the advantages of using bamboo, linen or hemp.

www.magisdesign.com

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M-collection

Van Eijk y Van der Lubbe

Lensvelt



Line of products designed especially for the Eindhoven Music Centre when they completely overhauled its interior. The objective of this redesign has been to change the way the user experiences his surroundings. This collection has been presented at Ventura Lambrate, a springboard for young designers held during the International Furniture Design Fair.

www.ons-adres.nl

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Grandemare Divano

Antonio Citterio

Flexform



Sofa with a structure in enamelled metal fired with epoxy powder and seat frame in leather-covered wood. The arms and backrest are in polyurethane and Dacron with metal inserts, while the seat is in feather-covered polyurethane.

www.flexform.it

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Sosia

Emanuele Magini

Campeggi



A mutating, dynamic and welcoming object that can be two armchairs, a sofa or a bed. Ready to adapt to different situations in everyday life.

www.campggisrl.it

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Nestrest

Daniel Pouzet y Fred Frety

Dedon



Hanging protective piece with an organic structure that transforms a typical garden sofa into a hanging, enveloping retreat. It is the perfect place for relaxing, meditation and open-air conversation. The piece is inspired in the shapes, textures and colours found in nature, in a design that recalls a bird's nest. It is made from DEDON fibre 4 cm wide instead of the 0.60-cm material usually used. This ensures a robust and solid braiding that is also open and allows air and light through. It measures two metres in diameter and comes in a natural or chalk finish.

www.dedon.es

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Leaf

Lievore Altherr Molina

Arper



Inspired in the observation of nature, the table recreates a pebble polished by water and supported by the irregular branches of a tree. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, it is available in two heights and round, square or triangular covers with rounded edges. The 3- or 4-legged structure is made from steel, lacquered in white, mocha or green.

www.arper.com

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Recline Personal

Antonio Citterio

Technogym



The first exercise bike connected to the internet thanks to integrating the VISIOweb touch screen. While the user is exercising, they can consult their email or relax by browsing the web. The screen can also be used to watch television, access your iPhone and of course select the bike's exercise programmes. The firm Vitra has intervened in its design, contributing an ergonomic, innovatively designed solution.

www.technogym.com

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Tab

Nadadora

Sancal



Stools and tables whose base is inspired in trobos, columns made from wood trunks and very typical of the north of the Iberian peninsula. The base is in curved chestnut wood. Two heights for the bases and two diameters for the tops expand the possibilities. The collection is available in a wide range of hues, restrained colours for discreet ambiences and vivid shades that contrast with the wood.

www.sancal.com

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Double Side

Matali Crasset

Danese Milano



Versatile chair made from natural materials such as wood and felt, transformed into an instrument for working, writing or playing by raising the backrest. The project began in a reflection on the scenario of life in transformation, diverse and in continuous movement. The result is a flexible object that allows you to go from an active to a passive situation and vice versa, one that follows the rhythm of life and lets itself be interpreted, inviting both contact and the search for privacy.

www.danesemilano.com

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Orfeo

Matteo Nunziati

Matteograssi



The design of this table results from researching how baroque shapes affect emotions. The metal panels appear to be in continuous movement to the sound of great musical works by Monteverdi, Handel or Vivaldi. They come in different sizes.

www.matteograssi.it

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Fold

Frank Boschman

Royal Botania



Inspired in the 1960s, this outdoor collection is made from curved acrylic panels with a stainless steel base electro-polished to a gloss finish. It is composed of different combinable elements that allow numerous customisable structures to be made. The low table incorporates a storage space designed to hold a flowerpot or a champagne cooler.

www.royalbotania.com

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Sissi

Luca Scacchetti

i4 Mariani



Sissi comes in two versions: with cushions in the arms or as a bath-style armchair in fabric or leather. A chair with thin metallic legs increases the lightness of the design. The name is inspired in the unforgettable Austrian princess, as they both share elegance and nobility.

www.i4mariani.com

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Rainbow

Roberto Lazzeroni

Lema



Aparador con apariencia de arco iris, una pieza clásica reinterpretada con estructura y puertas en diferentes colores (Avio, Sabbia, Cacao y Grafite) que recuerda al estilo nórdico. Compuesto por una base de metal y estructura y puertas de madera lacada, sus dimensiones son de 225x70x50 centímetros.

www.lemamobili.com

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