What we saw at Salone del Mobile 2018

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What we saw at Salone del Mobile 2018

More highlights from Salone del Mobile 2018. Pictured here: Kengo Kuma's collection for Alpi, accentuating the natural grain in Japanese cedar and maritime pine (courtesy Alpi).

Last week, AN visited the Italian design capital to see the newest releases by brands and designers. We highlight a few more of our favorites finds from Salone del Mobile and its EuroCucina exhibition, as well as a few satellite shows, below. 

The designer Sebastian Wrong (Gabrielle Golenda/AN)
Filigrana Light (Courtesy Established & Sons)

Filigrana Light
Established & Sons

Sebastian Wrong’s Filigrana Light for Established & Sons recalls glass making traditions from the 16th century. The orb is made by highly skilled artisans who spiral filigree stripes, continuously rotating the glass to and blowing it to make the final shape.

(Courtesy Ercol)
(Courtesy Ercol)


Icelandic designer Hlynur V. Atlason designed Ercol’s first commercial collection of modular furnishings. The series presents a whimsy, colorful new take on the British brand’s hardwood furniture aesthetic based on the Windsor chair. Comprising a chair, an armchair, a work chair outfitted with a student-like arm-desk, a bench/coffee table hybrid, and a magazine table, each piece can be combined for various working environments.

(Courtesy Poliform)


Debuting at EuroCucina, this new kitchen model was shown in four configurations to showcase the five new finishes in oak,  glass, extra dark marble, metallic brushed lacquer, and Dekton Calacatta. The series includes a modular stainless steel and glass island system, two snack tables, stools designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, customizable backsplash/wall unit storage, extra-tall to-the-ceiling cabinetry, an extractible steel shelf/work surface, and a range of sliding worktop accessories.

(Courtesy Alpi)
(Courtesy Alpi)

Kengo Kuma

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma worked with the Italian wood surfaces outfitter to create a collection that accentuates the woodgrains of maritime pine and Japanese cedar. The grain itself becomes a stylized trope of aesthetic articulations of the material. The Japanese cedar is adorned with smooth, vertical texturing; meanwhile, the pine is characterized by the bark-like shapes split between deep cracks.

(Courtesy Snaidero)
(Courtesy Snaidero)


Soft curves form human-centered, ergonomic base units for islands and peninsulas in this kitchen. The LED-lit structural framework outlines fluid surfaces integrated throughout, highlighting the integrated spaces that blur the boundaries between cooking, storage, and entertaining.

(Courtesy Roberto Cavalli Home)
(Courtesy Roberto Cavalli Home)

Sculptural Glass Vases
By Paul Surridge for Roberto Cavalli Home

Inspired by the fashion house’s infamous animal patterns, the swirling configuration laced around the vessels emulates leopard, zebra, giraffe, and snake motifs abstracted as tactile, textured cladding. The series of ten sculptural glass vases were handmade by Tuscan glass masters and then produced by Arnolfo di Cambio, the glass manufactured established in Colle Val d’Elsa in 1945.

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