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C1 Credenza by Marcus Friesl

Anna Coe - Monday, May 20, 2013

We were immediately grabbed by the superb craftsmanship and finish of this C1 credenza by designer Marcus Friesl. A piece of thin folded metal forms the shell of the piece and also holds the upper and lower drawers in position. The draws are suspended from the sides - appearing to float cleanly. Using both time honoured craftsmanship and modern technology, Friesl has created a furniture piece that not only has character, but is also finished to an extremely high standard.

Snobar chair by Yonder Magnetik

Anna Coe - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Vukosavljevic and Gornjak's Snobar chair for Yonder Magnetik was inspired by, and clearly resembles the Swedish Snowberry. The base is constructed from oak, and the upholstered seat is shaped like the berry - making for a playful aesthetic.

Cowrie Chair and Rocker by Brodie Neill for Made in Ratio

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Made in Ratio are a relatively new brand, and this year was the first time they've exhibited at the Salone. On display at Zonca & Zonca gallery was their Cowrie collection by British designer Brodie Neill, consisting of a rocker and a chair. Made from one piece of moulded plywood with either ebonised or natural Ash, it is not only extremely ergonomic in its form, but would also make for a great sculptural piece in any interior.

Marble Spaghetti Measurer by Studio Lievito

Anna Coe - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spaghetti is known as one of the harder things to measure portion-wise so Studio Lievito used this as their project brief - they launched their marble spaghetti meter as part of their Spaghetti Rouge collection at the Salone last week. The series of marble holders divide up amounts of spaghetti for one, two, three or four servings. 

Via Designboom.

Signs by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013


Signs by Jeremy Murier and Daniel Martinez transforms the mundane bathroom mirror into something beautifully geometric and architectural. Exploring the layout and design of nautical flags and codes, the mirrors form an illusion by using rough copper and polished copper together to create enhanced shadows and reflections. Signs was at display at Ventura Lambrate as part of the 'Another Perspective' exhibit. 

Diamond Emerald sideboard by Boca do Lobo

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Modelled off the shape of a precious jewel, the Diamond cabinet from Boca do Lobo is a sideboard that's definitely fit for a king, and this year two new colourways were launched - one in the hue of emerald green (pictured), and the other in chocolate.

The cleverly sculpted piece features a gold leaf interior that holds shelving and two drawers. To achieve the shimmering green hue, the cabinet is first covered in silver leaf and then a translucent green is applied, before finishing off with a high gloss varnish.

The lion's feet legs that were present in the last design have been swapped out in favour of a base made from mahogany lined with bronze mirror.

Vaiss.Eau pendants by Hanna Kruger

Anna Coe - Thursday, April 11, 2013


Dutch designer Hanna Kruger's Vaiss.Eau pendant lights were on display as part of the Kassel Collection at Ventura Lambrate in Milan this week. Taking inspiration from the inward curved base of traditional glass bottles, the delightful pendants feature double walled glass bodies and come in either clear glass or an ombre pink or blue. The length of the cord can be adjusted, with any excess being stored within the glass outer becoming an element of design itself.

Well Proven Chair by Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw

Anna Coe - Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Aubel and Shaw were both exploring the concept of utilising waste wood shavings in a new design, however in the process they discovered the incredible reaction that occurs when the shavings were mixed with bio-resin - it expands into a foam like substance. Using this new found formula, and combining it with colour dyes, the pair have created the Well Proven Chair. Their design will be on display at WORKS, the Royal College of Art Graduates show at the Milan fair. 

Curiosity by Twodesigners

Anna Coe - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Launched at the Salone Satellite this week was this charming design by French studio Twodesigners. Wanting to reinvent the way we think of storage, Curiosity consists of a low table with many nooks and crannys in which you can store your wares - a cabinet of curiosities. There's a glass dome if you have a special piece you want to highlight, or perhaps you'd rather stash things away in the circular bin. Of the cabinet the designers note: "Exposed or hidden, decorative objects, animate the furniture, allowing you to adjust your space a personalised way". 

Catch by Lindsay Adelman

Anna Coe - Monday, April 08, 2013

On display at the Nilufar Gallery in Milan this week was Lindsay Adelman's latest creation, Catch. Taking inspiration from zooming in up close at the metal and links of a chandelier, the intricately blown glass bulbs appear to be draping and caught between metal brackets. To construct each pendant the "glass is blown directly into water-jet brass links. The two forms fuse as the glass slumps naturally with gravity" says Adelman. The glass is available in clear, milky or white and in either a hanging or standing edition.