Now the dust has settled on 2017’s Milan design fair, here is a selection of the things that made us here in the day2 office sit up and take notice.
Lune by Jamie Hayon for Fritz Hansen
We are excited about a sofa to complete the range of Hayon's lounge chairs based on the same curvy design philosophy as the Ro™ and Fri™ chairs, favourites of us here at day2. The bold design looks and feels like a conventional sofa but offers the versatility of a modular construction giving it unlimited possibilities.
Cradle chair by Neri & Hu for Arflex
The structural honesty and wide stance of the box section steel frame gives the Cradle chair it's solid feel. The asymmetrical side table attachment is a nice touch allowing the chair to be implemented as a stand alone piece for maximum impact.
GamFratesi masks by Kvadrat
Kvadrat have teamed up with Danish studio GamFratesi in order to exhibit the new colours of Canvas and Steelcut Trio designed by Giulio Ridolfo. Masks have been chosen as the vehicle to display the range. Iconic, ancient and simple pieces of design made from a single piece of fabric, cut bent and fixed in palce.
“Textile is the mask of a furniture, it changes its personality or make it act in an unexpected way. Our aim was to emphasize the celebration of textile through this antique tradition” GamFratesi
The Rocking Nest Chair - Anker Bak for Carl Hansen & Son
An innovative collaboration between a young designer and the pinnacle of Danish craft Carl Hansen & Son is always exciting. This time it’s a very distinctive piece. A rocking chair, unique in its look and in the mechanics that allow it to fold flat. Anker Bak has stuck to using classic materials - leather, canvas and wood - while challenging the classic rocking chair concept.
Marc Ange’s Le Refuge bed
Offering sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city, designer Marc Ange's Le Refuge bed was one of the most recognisable objects on the #milanogram2017 hashtag and sent Instagrammers into a frenzy! This amazing ‘Jungle Bed’ was seen on over 3,000 posts from the annual trade show being dubbed a "fairy tale," "dream bed," and quite simply "paradise." The millennial pink paint job is also spectacularly on trend.
Swine Studio x COS
When it comes to making a statement at Milan, competition is incredibly tough. Designers from across the globe showcase their work throughout the beautiful Italian city but there are very few that can match the success achieved by Studio Swine at this year's design week. Teaming up with COS, the studio presented not only an interactive installation, but what is also a multisensory experience.
Inspired by the famous cherry blossom festival in Japan, “New Spring” has been designed to create a unique mysticism at a time that the Cherry Blossom is in full bloom, marking the transition in seasons. The botanical sculpture produces 'blooms' which are mist filled bubbles, relieving scents of: wood, flower and fruit, as they make their elegant descent.