In the extraordinary memory of deserted Milan, a survey of tables set ‘for two’ but ready for a new, yearned-for convivial spirit

Sesto, a table with a rectangular top in extra-clear glass or wood, with finishing in clay and recomposited marble – a Lema exclusive – or porcelain stoneware; trestle base with metal support and legs in natural ash wood, heat-treated oak or walnut. Designed by Piero Lissoni for Lema. Scandia stackable chair with structure in open-pore black stained ash, natural, smoke and brick oak, seat in curved plywood. Designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Calligaris. CityLife.


Gatwick table with oval top in three sizes, in Orient Gray, Sahara Noir or Calacatta Oro marble, with structure in extruded aluminium, twisted for the leg, finished in black chrome, zinc or pewter. Designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, also produced in the rectangular version with wooden top in three sizes, by Molteni & C. Sugiloo chair, with or without armrests, in steam-curved beech and black water-base lacquer. Designed by Michael Anastassiades for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna. From the Mobilier de Compagnie Collection, Junon bedside unit with glossy high pressure laminate drawer, in pink, blue, bordeaux and black, with pivoting shade, LED light source and USB port, designed by Benoît Convers and produced by Ibride Design d’Auteur in the size 95h x 76 x 35. CityLife.

Designed by Barber & Osgerby for Knoll, Smalto is a table made entirely in steel, with a 32 mm oval or round top, torus border and tubular legs. The enamel finish is done at high temperatures, with an effect comparable to vitrification, resistant to scratches, in the colors blue, dark aubergine, gray/green, black and white. The Strong chair designed by Eugeni Quitllet and produced by Desalto, with structure in red or black lacquered curved steel tubing, seat padded and covered in fabric, leather or eco-leather. Torre Diamante.


Mondrian table with structure in cast aluminium, coated in the colors champagne or brown nickel, with oval or round top in two sizes, or rectangular in three sizes, in marble, black elm, gold walnut, Spessart oak, in round smoked glass in a single size, or in two rectangular sizes. Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. Fugu chair in solid natural blanched or black stained oak, designed by Jasper Morrison for Maruni. Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.


The J&P table has a thin top with two beveled corners and two legs placed at opposite extremities; two central sheets of transparent glass function as the support structure, enhancing the effect of suspension of the top. Designed by Daniele Lago for Lago. Candid chair in natural or stained ash, featuring trapezoidal legs angled in perspective towards the center of the seat. Created by Note Design Studio for Zilio A&C. Stazione Centrale.


Ares is a table by Antonio Citterio for Maxalto in three rectangular sizes, with legs in solid wood arranged in an X, top in solid wood, sandwich board and veneered wood particles, in the finishes gray oak, brushed pale oak, brushed black oak, smoked oak or natural wenge. Ixilon chair with structure in stained beech or matte lacquer finish, crossbar in black coated steel; the plywood back and seat are padded with HR mousse, covered in fabric or leather. Designed by Roberto Tapinassi & Maurizio Manzoni for Roche Bobois. Giraffe in Love, outdoor lamp with a height of 400 cm in white or black fiberglass. Designed by Marcantonio for Qeeboo. Stazione Centrale.

Beleos table with structure composed of two metal sections in brushed or coated bronze, and legs with variable section in solid Canaletto walnut, natural or stained and lacquered oak; the ellipsoid or circular top is in glass, or in the same wood as the legs. Designed by Giulio Iacchetti for Bross. Kiyumi chair, with or without armrests; structure in black coated steel tubing, on which to insert the seat and back in curved beech plywood, lightly padded and covered in wool, Trevira, leather, coated fabric or velvet. Designed by Tomoya Tabuchi for Arrmet. Siiri is part of the Linnut collection of luminous sculptures, inspired by the Birds collection in blown glass designed by Oiva Toikka in the 1970s and now offered by Magis in collaboration with Iittala, in rotomolded polycarbonate and glass. With rechargeable battery. Arengario Piazza Duomo.


Ago table with solid wooden legs inserted in a metal structure that supports the top in MDF veneered with natural, blanched, dark, walnut, ash gray and black stained oak; legs in the same hues. Designed by Alfredo Häberli for Alias. Dan chair with structure in bent steel tubing; seat and back padded in polyurethane lined by nylon fabric, with garment cover. In leather 95 removable by means of hinges in the lower part of the seat. Design by Patrick Norguet for Zanotta. Arengario Piazza Duomo.

Photos Simone Barberis