Edited by Antonella Boisi
Foto 1 Cassina showroom, Via Durini.
A tribute to Charlotte Perriand: an icon of modernity in an exhibition shared with Louis Vuitton. The encounter between fashion and design, inside five mega-structures of plexiglass with neon, with a guest star: the LC4 CP chaise longue designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand (1928), in a limited edition made for the occasion of the Icônes Collection 2014 of Louis Vuitton. Foto 2 Fendi Casa showroom, Via Durini. With the consoles of the Star collection, spotlight on the style and tradition of the maison, interpreted by the designer Thierry Lemaire. Foto 3 Sawaya & Moroni, Via Manzoni, among the new products, presented Indiscret, a seat for three persons with a wooden structure with multiple legs and padded seat and back, seamlessly joined. Credit is due to Dominique Perrault and Gaelle Lauriot Prevost. Foto 4 B&B Italia, Via Durini: two new entries for this year, the Mirto table in the indoor version with black paint finish and top in reflecting bronze-plated glass, designed by Antonio Citterio Foto 5 And the Almora nest chair by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, with cover in fabric, leather or shearling: a conical structure, two chassis in white painted plastic, aluminium swivel base, headrest in curved oak with padded internal part inserted in the back. Foto 6 Meritalia showroom, Via Durini. Focus on the Opera table, with solid wood structure (24 parts, 40 interlocks) and glass top, designed by Mario Bellini. Oval or round, available in different finishes, colors and sizes, based on the form of the hull of a boat. Foto 7-8 Vibrant lights and perceptions in the new Artlight and Artglass collections by Venini: left and right, two versions of the Edi lamp designed by Alberto Biagetti, a tribute to Edison, inventor of the light bulb, in 2.0 terms Foto 9 A sophisticated blown glass one-off vase from the Omega collection by Emanuel Babled. Foto 10 Cappellini looks ahead, hosting in its spaces on Via Santa Cecilia Losing My America – an exhibition of sculptures made by artists and artisans from Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Works by gt2P, Ariel Rojo, Guto Requena. Foto 11 Artemide showroom, Via Manzoni. Between Inverted Shadows, the graphic floor lamp featuring transparency. Foto 12 By the Italian architect Cino Zucchi, and Space Cloud, the aluminium suspension by the English designer Ross Lovegrove, the dialogue on light is international. Foto 13 Armani Casa: absolutely new from Giorgio Armani designer, in the space on Via Sant’Andrea set up like an origami ribbon; the exclusive silk wallcovering collection produced by Jannelli & Volpi. Foto 14-15 Oasis, Via Durini. The interactive installation by Carolina Nisivoccia and the product design of Massimiliano Raggi narrated the company that produces furnishings 100% Made in Italy, combining craftsmanship and industrialization. Foto 16 Lea Ceramiche, on Via Durini, presented the new Pixel indoor-outdoor ceramic research by the international studio Hok Product Design, product design leader Susan Grossinger. Subtle hues and reduced thicknesses: to enhance architecture. Foto 17 Jungle mood in the installation of the Gervasoni space on Via Durini, by Paola Navone, art director of the brand. Foto 18 Origens do Brasil, the appointment with the 360° creativity of Brazil S/A: the best of Brazilian design at Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti, on Piazza Mercanti. Foto 19 Molteni&C. presented an installation for the flagship store on Corso Europa, entitled “Gio Ponti forever.” The protagonists: his D.270.1 and D.270.2, folding seats designed in 1970, reissued in new finishes and types of wood. Foto 20 On the lower level of the showroom, a whirlpool of water to emphasize transparency, thanks to the new glass countertop washstand mixer faucet Axor Starck V, designed by Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe. Foto 21 Porro, Via Durini. The company’s vocation for working with wood, narrated in a conceptual installation by Piero Lissoni with stylist Elisa Ossino: a spatial labyrinth of full-height bookcases in different types of wood.