During Milan Design Week, Jaime Hayon’s Stone Age Folk (above) was a riotous room inspired by ancient folktales. Housed in a neoclassical palazzo ballroom, the architectural pavilion used more than 40 Caesarstone colors with metal and stained glass, and it was just one of a spate of designs to reinterpret inlay, cloisonné, and terrazzo.
(Courtesy Scarlet Splendour)
Matteo Cibic for Scarlet Splendour
This collection of otherwise-straightforward shapes is elevated by a neoclassical grid pattern made of resin and brass inlay. The effect, demonstrated by the mint and brass console shown, is subtly spectacular.
Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili
Made from curved walnut, Portico features a rounded Memphis-era form in muted jewel tones (appropriately, as Ferruccio Laviani was a founding member of the original group). The modular piece comes in two heights and can come with glossy lacquered doors to create a cabinet, or without to act as a partition.
(Courtesy De Castelli)
Alessandra Baldereschi for De Castelli
Italian metal brand De Castelli gave seven female designers the brief to create furniture pieces that made metals feel warm and alive. Italian designer Alessandra Baldereschi combined steel, copper, brass, and iron to create this serene earth-toned screen.
(Courtesy Ceramica Bardelli)
DIMORESTUDIO for Ceramica Bardelli
These kaleidoscopic tiles come in seven geometric designs that are meant to resemble origami when combined. Each tile is handmade and can be used on interior floors and walls; the tiles are approximately eight by eight inches.
A stunning terrazzo tabletop with geometric patterns that evoke the magic of the cosmos sits atop solid steel legs.