The furnishing division of this popular clothing brand presented its lifestyle proposals “Out of this world” at the Fuori Salone in its own space, a former goldsmiths’ workshop in the courtyard of the late-Baroque villa in Via Correnti 14. The range is inspired by the desert capital of Mexico and has been created by Moroso, the well-known Venetian furnishing company. The space offered to marathon runners at the Fuori Salone as a relaxation break, albeit in a large greenhouse filled with lush vegetation, was fully furnished and included bedroom, living room and dining room with kitchen on display, equipped with chairs around the large table with concrete finishes. Bright, sunny colours lifted straight from Mexican atmospheres contrasted with the concrete wall cladding. Every year the company offers a different inspiration, suggesting travels around the world, without ever compromising on the genetic code of the furnishing division, as an offshoot of the clothing brand that has made its mark in the world with its “coarse” style. The “Diesel Living” interiors, 3D images of possible cross-contaminations between fashion and design, succeed in transferring Diesel’s aggressive style to furnishing choices and create furnishing solutions appropriate to the typical customers of Diesel jeans – now an iconic brand internationally and the symbol of a particular lifestyle.
Lighting brand Masiero presented a new collection during the 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan, in an old disused printing works in Via Moscova. Standing out here was the set of “Nappe” hanging lights by Venetian designer Marco Zito; inspired by the silk tassels on the curtains in Venetian palazzos, it has close links to the world of fashion. Then we have the Sound series of lamps by Giovanni Battista Gianola formed of a series of bronzed metal rings framing white light bulbs, and “Honicé”, the large ceiling light by Oriano Favaretto with its slim rectangular leaves of onyx joined by a gilt metal ring. Finally, Marc Sadler has designed “Raqam”, a modular metal pendant light that can be arranged into various configurations as desired. The new items on offer demonstrate an original figurative approach that makes the company stand out on the lighting scene, giving it an elegance on a par with that of high-class tailoring.
Calvi Brambilla, architects, interior designers, product designers and choreographers of exhibitions and stands, monopolized the 2018 Salone del Mobile. Their creations include setting up the “Stories. Italian design” show at the Triennale Design Museum, the exhibition in the Flos showroom dedicated to Achille Castiglioni, entitled “If you are not curious, forget it” and the Pianca, Tonelli, Ceccotti Collezioni and Zanotto stands. For Foscarini, they designed Superficie, a large, oval-shaped wall-light in PMMA and aluminium, with its varied surface of convex and concave areas generating unexpected light-dark contrasts. For Pianca they created the “Baio” coffee-tables – rectangular, square and round with slim legs and surfaces in several varieties of marble, also designed to be placed in groups – and a large, sculptural, round, or elliptical, table called “Ettore”, designed as a homage to the great master Sottsass and comprising a monumental central support, given a lighter touch with the base resting on a polished metal plate, and with a round table-top. For Tonelli, they also designed a family of coffee tables named “Amaca”, inspired by hammocks and comprising a curved surface in printed fabric, suspended under a glass structure. Finally, for Varaschin they created “Lapis”, a slim wooden dining chair with body covered in outdoor fabric and “Bento”, a large sectional sofa, geometric in shape comprising polygonal seats that are fitted together and modules and backrests that can be positioned as desired.
Out of all those taking part in the Brasile Off show in viale Bianca Maria, we should mention Gustavo Martini, Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, former student of Istituto Marangoni design in Milan, and winner, with his Grove Chair of the 2018 Wall paper award. … Read more about Brazil S/A OFF
Born in Milan in 1936, Nanda Vigo, a lifetime dedicated to art and architecture, partner of Piero Manzoni, frequenter of the artists who founded the Azimut group in Milan, curator of the legendary Zero avantgarde show in the studio of Lucio Fontana in 1965 … Read more about The Light of Nanda Vigo
For one day only, in the packed calendar of events at the Salone, it was possible to visit the apartment of designer Gabriella Crespi in Via dell’ Annunciata, one year on from her death. … Read more about Gabriella Crespi, living emotions.