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Fasten your seatbelts, design
aficionados. We are taking you into
the new world of design for the home.
Insite jetted to Milan in April for what
is considered the world's biggest, and most
important, furniture fair: Salone Internazionale
del Mobile. All the big brands were there --
B&B Italia, Edra, Missoni, Driade, Kartell,
Minotti, Magis, Established & Sons. Names,
names, names! And, of course, with those
names came the designers, with your favourite
design magazine rubbing shoulders with the
likes of Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic,
Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and
Antonio Citterio, among more. We also ran
into some of our local trendsetters:
Lincoln Trager from e Maker
Designer Kitchens, Joseph
Merlino from Table & Chair
Company, Des Barbera from
e Terrace Gardener, Andrew
ornton-Hick and Genny
Sberna from Ultimo Interiors, Leon House
from Leon House, Antonietta Woolley from
Furniture Options and more. e Milan
Furniture Fair is certainly one of the most
exciting calendar events for design in the
world, the city heaving with hundreds of
thousands of people from all corners of the
globe with one thing in common: a love of
design. Not only did the fair complex welcome
300,000-plus people through its doors, but
also areas of Milano -- the high-end Brera
district and edgy Tortona area -- pulsed with
excitement as media and trade trawled the
locations, by day and well into the night. To
bring you our roundup of the best design in
the world today, we are joined by Anne-Maree
Sargeant (ams--info.com), who has a huge
provenance in high-end design. While we
pulled together the best in furniture, we asked
her to compile stories on the design icons who
are still at the cutting edge and the next-gen
designers on their way up. Enjoy.
Discover the latest and the greatest in design when we take you into
Salone Internazionale del Mobile -- the world s leading furniture fair.
91 Get comfortable: sofas, chairs and beds you can sink into.
92 Cool construction: furniture that shows off its bits.
94 It s only natural: beautifully crafted pieces in nature s best.
95 Functional: new designs that bring a smile to your face.
96 Icons revisted: designers who continue to lead the pack.
97 Up next: who to watch on the world stage.
98 Wonderland: step inside Milan s latest Design Hotel.
We ve mostly listed designers websites, so you can see more. Pieces
will start to hit stores in the next few months -- we ll keep you updated.
COMPILED BY Anna Flanders
"My favourite piece was from Magis -- the
Mesh chair by Tom Dixon. The design is
amazing: innovative and something fresh"
-- Joseph Merlino of Table & Chair Company
(08) 9388 1855, tableandchaircompany.com.au.
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