Inside Salone del Mobile

Every April the design world occupies Milan, Italy for Salone del Mobile, where furniture, products, design and art are center stage for the world. We highlight the standouts from this year’s edition. 

By: Kevin Daniel Dwyer

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Angelo Cappellini for Opera Contemporary

Appreciated worldwide for its classic production, Angelo Cappellini created a new brand with a more contemporary flair and a strong personality: Opera Contemporary. The objective is to “dress” the house with the skillful combination of elegant and timeless pieces that are balanced between the past and present. This is done by choosing from a wide variety of woods, finishes and fabrics of the highest Italian textile quality, like the seating and side tables shown here.

Rialto Side Table by MisuraEmme

Como-based MisuraEmme is renowned for its production of bespoke furnishing solutions and for its contemporary living aesthetics characterized by infinite compositional possibilities. This side table is made up of two round tops with an open angle slice, connected by a geometric base, allowing it to fulfill a double function within domestic spaces individually, as an unexpected and whimsical touch, or as a discreet accessory to be placed next to upholstered furniture, ottomans and beds.

Alessandro La Spada for Inkiostro Bianco

Alessandro La Spada, one of the most eclectic, daring interior designers in Italy, designed Inkiostro Bianco’s exhibition space with a unique approach and stylistic flair, inaugurating a new collaboration in the spirit of innovation and functionality. For the latest wallpaper collection, fluid geometries and 70s designs are reinterpreted from a modern point of view and overlap with delicate textures, overlaying lines, patterns and light transparencies.

Roy and Cocarde for Illulian

Luxury Italian brand Illulian celebrated its 60th anniversary by showcasing a selection of novelty and bestselling rugs conceived to embellish interiors with different styles, ranging from metropolitan lofts to the most exclusive residences where luxury and comfort are absolute. Shown here are two standouts: the art deco-inspired Roy by Emtivi Studio; and Cocarde rug by Cristina Celestino inspired by fallen petals on the ground.

Angelo Cappellini

This striking sofa by Angelo Cappellini boasts soft and welcoming shapes. Its classic charm is enhanced by the teal velvet covering, an intense shade particularly appreciated in the last year, in contrast with the classic lines and refined feet illuminated by a  gold leaf finish.

Marcel Wanders for Barovier&Toso

Meet Adonis, a collection of chandeliers created by Marcel Wanders for Barovier&Toso. The Dutch studio, which has been working with the brand for years, has focused on an exceptional mixture of elements: on the one hand, the classic motifs of the Venetian glassmaking tradition, and on the other the introduction of original forms derived from the philosophy and stylistic language of Marcel Wanders.

Girder Table by Clan Milano 

An elegant dining table with rigorous and elegant profiles, Girder by Clan Milano boasts a structure made of H-beams  illuminated by a golden rose finish and a vibrant glass top with a crackle effect.