Dino Sofa

Rome-based Central Unit Design , a four-person architect-design collective, introduced their sectional Dino Sofa at Milan’s Salone Satellite earlier this month. Designed for indoor and outdoor use in public places like museums, airports, and parks, the animalized seating is made of Waterlily and Framefoam , both eco-friendly materials. Though not yet in production, each vertebrae-like section is intended for two people and makes the transition …

Salone Satellite 2006

Hopping a fence to get to the Salone Satellite from the main furniture fair made it clear that the grouping of smaller independent designers and schools was separated not only by the layout of the convention center, but in tone as well. Inside, the hall was teeming with young exhibitors and their designs and the sense of energy and innovation was palpable. From a beanbag …

&made

British designers Dave and Toby, the duo behind the brand-new furniture company &made, took a unique approach to the whole meet-and-greet part of the Milan experience. Offering a taxi service to callers in exchange for little more than a conversation, their goals was to "meet as many designers as possible and to find some of Milan's notorious functions." They also handed out an &made clip …