Amidst debuts that aim to enrich the city of Milan and others set to inspire a global design audience, the week surrounding Salone del Mobile is also filled with products that people can buy to enhance their home. This meant 2019’s Milan Design Week featured destinations like the inaugural Gucci Decor pop-up shop and a Marimekko shoppable home inside a second-floor loft, accessible by a winding external staircase and wherein every single item could be purchased by snapping a photo of a QR code. But the week also saw the launch of iconic collaborations, eccentric objects and simply covetable pieces that are either available now or will be soon. Here, you’ll find eight of our favorites.
British architect and designer David Chipperfield reimagines an Alessi classic, the Moka. An 11-side stovetop coffeemaker, the Moka is a petite but functional geometric appliance. It can be purchased online now in various sizes—one-, three- or six-cup versions.
Royal Copenhagen’s HAV Collection
Imagined in collaboration with architect Bjarke Ingels, industrial designer Lars Holme Larsen, and design philosopher
Jens Martin Skibsted, Royal Copenhagen’s HAV Collection takes inspiration from the sea—in both its wave-like, scale patterning and beautiful blue coloration. Our personal favorite in the line, a soup bowl with a handle, pairs form and function beautifully. The series of homewares will hit shelves in August. Sign up online for updates.
For their new Milan flagship at Spazio Monforte (and in conjunction with their presence at EuroLuce), Foscarini unveiled 10 architectural works that will hit the market this year—and showcased them alongside many classics which are already available online.
Brooklyn-based Eskayel‘s Omaggio collection debuted during the OMNI installation, along with Nita. All works were selected by Natalie Marie Gehrels of Studio OURUSE. These particularly ethereal Eskayel textiles added physical and visual texture to walls and corners—with the Ether pattern being our personal favorite. The collection launches this May.
Calico Wallpaper + Faye Toogood’s Muse
From CH favorite Calico Wallpaper and British artist Faye Toogood, the Muse collection features a non-repeating tableau of iconic women against six different colorways. Based on Toogood’s sweeping, hand-painted works, each wallpaper feels like a timeless rumination on inspiration. Muse is available now.
Bohinc Studio’s Planetaria Lamp
Seen at the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition, Bohinc Studio’s Planetaria Lamp mesmerizes with its use of simple materials and whimsical form—in a way that makes viewers believe it’s harnessed something supernatural. Further, there’s elegant simplicity anchored by the fact that it’s composed of three flat brass circles that have been partially unrolled. All of that, and it’s also dim-able.
Paula Cademartori for Bitossi Home
Italian fashion accessory designer Paula Cademartori tried her hand at ceramics with great success. In a limited edition collaboration for Bitossi Home, known as La Tavola Scomposta—and part of the Bloom Collection with Funky Table, Cademartori paired eccentric shapes with vibrant colors to yield odd vases, cups and more. Altogether, she created whimsical, floral entities of unparalleled vision. They are available for purchase now.
Designed in Milan and produced in Nepal, CC-Tapis rugs represent the vision of their French founder, as well as many partner designers. This was all evident at their Studio MILO-designed Piazza Santo Stefano showroom, as well as at Salone del Mobile. This year, highlights included Martino Gamper’s collaborative series as well as Amsterdam-based designer Germans Ermics.
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