This year, from the 5th to the 10th of September 2021, the world-renowned design event Salone del Mobile opens its physical doors to visitors Milan, bringing together more than 350,000 architects, designers, artists, and craftsmen from all around the world to showcase new design ideas and innovations at a special edition exhibition titled “Supersalone” curated by Stefano Boeri. While it would be the fair’s 60th anniversary this year, the Salone del Mobile remains as its 59th edition to be in line with last year’s event, which was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
If you are excited to see the new designs that headline the fair this year , we have curated ten of the best Salone’s masterpieces that have caught our eyes! Here you go…
In this edition of the Salone del Mobile, Kartell introduces the IN/CASA KARTELL, a new vision of the Kartell collection that combines innovative ideas with contemporary colours, offering new functionalities and sustainable materials, thanks to the latest production technology. At the forefront of their living spaces collection is the Viscount of Wood tables. Conceived by Philippe Starck and made possible using Kartell’s advanced technology, these naturally composed tables complement the collection’s choice of seats and create a sustainable living area in which wood plays a central role thanks to its lightweight properties.
Artemide is the protagonist of the Milano Design Week with various exhibition spaces in Milan, Pregnana Milanese and Rho, to present their new 2021 products. One of its key pieces in the 2021 line-up is the Alphabet of Light system which features geometric proportions with modules that can be combined together to form endless lighting structures, from the most elemental to the most complex, both linear and curved.
The Tulipa armchair is characterized by a compact and lightly slender shape, thanks to the dynamic line of the backrest. It is particularly appealing and it is perfect to add a touch of originality.
Arper takes the spotlight at the Salone with a curated collection of chairs and sofas, which includes their latest Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. The unique chair features a a semi-spherical seat resting lightly on a metallic ring structure, supported by four legs. Identifying with the spirit of her design, Arper is not just promoting and sustaining the world exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together”. The brand is also producing a limited series of 500 pieces of the Bardi’s Bowl Chair, from which sales profits will go to the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi of São Paulo.
For Boca do Lobo, the Lumière piece is an enchanting addition to their showcase.The mystic of late XIX century boulevards is brought home by the masterpiece Lumière big wall mirror lamp. A confluence of Victorian street lights and architectural tectonic form, the Lumière exemplifies the contemporary dualities of art and functionality.
Tom Dixon presents ‘Luminosity’ at the Salone del Mobile, a showcase focused on the theme of light. Among the collections introduced is Press, a series of lights made from the thickest and most transparent glass with a satisfyingly rounded linear surface detail. The shapes are reminiscent of shipping buoys and children’s toys.
During the Milano Design Week 2021, Bisazza is presenting the MARMO Collection, a decorative series inspired by the tradition of polychrome stone flooring. The new patterns is on display in the Bisazza flagship store, via Solferino 22, in the heart of Brera.
Supersalone Milano this year is an opportunity for Glas Italia to introduce their most recent developments of its research, innovation and creative process in glass manufacturing. Under the spotlight, presented as a preview, the Sherazade Wall partition wall system is an important element, expanding the interior doors and wall partitions program curated by Piero Lissoni.
Calia Italia’s Tibacio stool, created in collaboration with the designers of Obliqua Studio are one of the highlights of their presentation at the Salone del Mobile. Designed during the lockdown, this new limited edition product is entirely handmade and is a symbol of passion and comfort, as well as rebirth and hope after a dark period like the one we have experienced in the last two years.
One of the most inspired kitchen designs at the fair is the Aran Cucine’s OASI kitchen unit created in collaboration with Stefano Boeri Architetti. Starting from the classic layout of the free-standing kitchen island, OASI defines a simple single dining table-cooking block that houses all the essential elements of a traditional living space like the typical Italian kitchen. This “organism-kitchen” is however also versatile in the spatial sense. The top in solid Corian develops on two levels which thanks to a complex piece of engineering allows two symmetrical “wings” to flow smoothly on the opposite sides.
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile was founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture.