Mutated Panels by Richard Meier with Italcementi and Styl-Comp Group.
Courtesy Respective Manufacturers
I Saloni, the annual orgy of furnishings, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. And along with the expected round-up of avant-garde teasers, sumptuous stunners, and thoughtfully recyclable ingenuities, there was a full spectrum of highly-sophisticated lighting designs that transformed LED solutions from dreary requisites to exciting options.
With over 2,500 exhibitors, every one of the 321,320 visitors who pile into the swoopy 2.2 million-square-foot exhibition hall—or track down the hundreds of other displays sequestered in fresco-flaking palazzi, chic courtyards, retooled factories, and drafty warehouses around the city—can find their own selection of favorites. We decided to spotlight a solid 50, basing our choice on our own quixotic standards: technical interest, elegance without fuss, knowing wit, and ecological smarts. We tore through the halls and pounded the pavement until our heels broke in hopes of bringing back some lasting winners.
Julie V. Iovine
by Ilmari Tapiovaara
by Francesco Binfarè
by Benjamin Hubert
Kelvin LED Green
by Antonio Citterio with Toan Nguyen
by Zaha Hadid
Richard Meier with Italcementi and Styl-Comp Group
by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
by Rodolfo Dordoni
by Franco Albini
by Philippe Starck with Quitlet
With a seat made of hemp and legs from corn husks, this chair prototype is said to be still too fragile for use.
A newly developed system that tracks, catches and delivers full spectrum daylight throughout interior spaces.
by Jeffrey Bernett
B & B Italia
A classic chaise introduced with a rocking base, with Kvadrat coverings.
by Massimilliano Adami
Porcelain stoneware tile with structural interest and material texture.
by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet
Made for outdoors and available as an armchair or two-seater with contrasting “pocket” colors.
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