Milan Design Week 2013 Preview

An exclusive look at five pieces set to debut this year

With Milan Design Week 2013 just a few short days away we’ve been inundated with sneak peeks of collections both big and small. Rather than keep everything under wraps until we see it in person we’ve put together a short, exclusive preview of five select pieces and where they can be found during the week’s festivities. And if you happen to be in Milan as well, make sure to swing by our Designer Master Classes running Tuesday through Thursday.



Czech glassware brand Verreum will be showing a new collection of hand-crafted glass designs entitled “Love.” The Chado Tea Set designed by Sebastian Herkner gives a glimpse at the serenely beautiful craftsmanship and design to be shown. The entire Verreum collection will be shown at the Wallpaper* Handmade showcase at Leclettico, open 9-13 April from 10am to 7pm daily.



As part of the new collection called “Enlightenment,” the hand blown glass Flux table lamp is one not to miss. Designed by Noé Dechaufour Lawrence, marking his first collaboration with GAIA&GINO, the lamp will also be shown at the Wallpaper* Handmade showcase at Leclettico.



Designed by Norwegian designers Anderssen & Voll, the Yoko table lamp is inspired by the Northern Lights, a nod to which can be seen in pale light reflected from the transparent body’s tint when illuminated. See the Yoko lamp will be shown at Foscarini’s stand at Salone del Mobile 9-14 April.



The small band of Swiss designers at A C E will unveil their third collection next week in Milan. Included in the collection is the previously unseen Suspension Light. Handmade in the Alps entirely of sustainably grown European Ash, the hanging lamp will be on show along with the rest of the collection at Galleria Suzy Shammah, open 9-14 April from 10:30am to 8:30pm.


A part of the anticipated Collection III, the Full Moon lamp by designer Nika Zupanc will be the first piece in the collection to be released, with more than 15 pieces to be launched in September at London Design Festival. Catch the Full Moon lamp at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, open 9-14 April from 9am to 8pm daily.

Keep an eye on CH next week for an array of timely updates from Milan Design Week. Images courtesy of their respective companies.