After visiting the fairgrounds of the Milan Design Week 2015 last week, we sum up at selection of new furniture releases presented by E15, Kettal, Knoll, Moroso, Pedrali and Vitra.
Top Image: FAYLAND Table by David Chipperfield for E15
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, E15 released a new product family designed by acclaimed British architect, David Chipperfield. The solid wood family is formed by an elegant silhouette and consists of the FAYLAND table; FAWLEY bench and LANGLEY stool – all of which epitomize the purity of material.
For the FAYLAND table, a signature horizontal bar with centred support provides stability while the table ends overlap the frame, providing additional seating space.
The Boma collection designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Kettal was born from a need for high performance products that fit into an outdoor environment without compromising on comfort. Organised around a frame made of aluminum that adapts to various compositions, large cushions complete the product with soft seats, offering a warm and cosy feeling, alluding to Kettal’s tradition of calm and timeless design.
Knoll debuted the Pilot Chair designed by London based studio, Barber&Osgerby. The highly versatile slim backed chair doubles up as an executive armchair, suiting almost any type of settings from homes to offices. The cantilevered seat appears to be floating in the air at first impression, alluding to the lightness of structure and flexibility. The length of back, coverings and seat paddings are available in different options depending on the context of functionality.
The disturbingly graceful, colourful and stackable St. Mark designed by Martino Gamper for Moroso,comes in two contrasting materials – wood and aluminium, overcoming the distinction between artisan and industrial production processes, as if one occurs as the result of the other, or vice versa. The arched back guarantees the utmost in ergonomics. When manufactured in aluminium, weight is significantly reduced, perfect for outdoor usage.
Finding the middle ground between design, architecture and art, Glider by Ron Arad for Moroso is a playful sofa that commands presence with its ombre fabric and bold form. The rounded upholstery exudes comfort and charm associated with movement – the result of a rocking structure added to transform the sofa into an unexpected swing.
Pedrali’s 2015 collection is the result of updated production technologies and varied materials, creating functional furnishings with a contemporary aesthetics. Out of the seven families and models revealed, the new collection, OSAKA designed by Michele Cazzaniga, Simone Mandelli and Antonio Pagliarulo stands out for its strong graphical impact. The pure and simple design also comes in various finishes such as bleached ashwood, mahogany and black stained colour.
Named after a Parisian neighbourhood known for its vibrant and creative ambience, and also where the studio of designers, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec can be found, the Belleville family consists of chair, armchair and tables. Varied materials and muted colours personalise the sleek thin hybrid chairs and versatile tables where its clean lines can be combined for various home interiors or establishments.