April 25, 2011

Porro introduces many new pieces at the 2011 Salone del Mobile

At this years Salone del Mobile in Milan Porro presented many new items to their collection. Displayed throughout a secluded 4 level structure made of white boxes and transparent polycarbonate, new and existing pieces were placed in different interior scenes such as residential, corporate, and hospitality.

Art Director for Porro, Piero Lissoni presented several new items this year. Take a look at the new products below.

The Shin bed and Truck night table.

The Metallico table has a hyper-thin top and is suitable for the dining room or for a working ambiance.

The D. Blue bed includes an inclined and padded headboard that sits flush with a white aluminum base.

The Ghiaccio armchair evolved from the popular Neve dining chair.

Piero Lissoni was not the only one to present new pieces for Porro. Design group Front also added to the collection with their take on the ancient and precious tradition of inlay with cabinet collection Inlay and the slender bedside table Showcase.

April 18, 2011

Update from Salone del Mobile: Moroso

Take a look at the new designs by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso showcased in Moroso's booth at the Salone del Mobile below.

April 16, 2011

Update from the Salone del Mobile: Glas Italia

Take a look at the images below of the Glas Italia booth and window dislays at the Salone del Mobile.

Table designed by Patricia Urquiola, chairs designed by Piero Lissoni

Kooinoor mirror and Trim table

Sturm und Drang mirror now available back lit

Coffee table designed by Naoto Fukasawa

Window displays designed by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia and Borsalino, the worlds most famous hat designer.

April 15, 2011

Update from Salone del Mobile: Living Divani

Take a look at the images below of the Living Divani booth at the Salone del Mobile.

Armchair designed by Paolo Cazzaniga

Armchair designed by Piero Lissoni

Armchairs designed by Piero Lissoni

Sofa designed by Piero Lissoni

April 14, 2011

Update from the Salone del Mobile: Established and Sons

Take a look at the images below of the Established and Sons booth at the 2011 Salone del Mobile. 

April 12, 2011

Gearing up for the Salone del Mobile: Porro

We are looking forward to the new products from Porro designed by Piero Lissoni, Front, and Christophe Pillet debuting at the Milan Furniture Fair this week. 

The first piece of the 2011 collection to be presented is Sundial, a wall clock that stands out for its circular form and glowing albescence. A metal disk 21-1/2" in diameter presents the twelve hours applied perpendicularly to the plane of the disk so that they can only be read via the shadows they cast on the white surface. An innovative concept: when viewed from the front it is transformed into a composition of parallel lines, while from the side it becomes a captivating superimposition of numbers.

Another project preparing for its debut is the Showcase Table: a coffee table / bedside table with graceful lines and a double top acting as a glass showcase for the objects that populate one’s daily life—books, eyeglasses, fruit—putting them on elegant display and elevating them to the status of art. Available in 2 formats, square or rectangular, it’s made up of an upper glass top and an inferior pullout surface in white lacquer, as its bearing structure, a real secret drawer hidden behind its apparent simplicity.

Piero Lissoni has conceived compositions whose volumes are cadenced by color, dimensional interplays, juxtapositions of materials, alternation of space and solids to make contemporary living spaces richer and more delightful.

For 2011, Modern plunges into the color, to show all the expressive possibilities of Porro new palette, debuting at Salone. It will be completely revised by increasing the number of colors from 18 to 24 and introducing 16 new vibrant nuances, from the warm and cold greys, to a series of soft tones, up to the brightest hues of fuchsia, yellow, blue, acid green, enhancing with pigments the purified geometries of the company’s proposals.

Following the success of H.chair, Soft Chair armchair, Nouvelle Vague chaise lounge, Nancy writing desk and Jade lounge chair with Shahan small table, mixing clean geometries with a typical discreet French elegance, Christophe Pillet is widening Porro's catalog with a passe-partout piece for both domestic and working ambiances.

The P-frame bookcase, a piece for the center of the room, perfect for dividing the dining room from the living room or the work spaces from the reception areas. The innovative structural system comprises a double frame, front and back, that ensures rigidity and light weight, and eliminates the need for a back. High thickness 1-1/2" suspended shelves thus trace out its design, which may be enriched with an optional sliding door, a mobile screen that introduces a pleasant dynamism into its setting.

April 11, 2011

Gearing up for the Salone del Mobile: Moroso

DZINE is looking forward to the introduction of the Moon Chair designed by Tokujin Yoshioka.

Moroso expects perfectionism and simplicity from this talented designer, and he gives Moon an implicit elegance of sparseness. The underlying base of last year’s Memory chair is a basic shell that is the starting point for Moon. The originality of Moon lies in its relationship with light which it absorbs and diffuses. It will be presented in roto-molded polyethylene with and without lacquer and as fabric upholstered polyurethane.

"MOON is the chair inspired by the beauty of the light and shadow inherent in the moon. The moonlight is ephemeral light which is born and fades away momentarily. It is the finest expression of the universe," says Tokujin Yoshioka.

April 9, 2011

125th Birthday of Mies van der Rohe

Platforma Arquitectura
by Giuliano Pastorelli

March 28th, 2011 was a special day for architecture: one of the great masters of the 20th century architecture meets his 125th birthday.  Mies van der Rohe, a key figure in the course of modern architecture, probably an architect studied by every one of those who read these lines.

Mies delighted us not only with his exquisite architecture, but he was also able to create a new style that combined the simplicity, elegance and classic touch, which applied in works ranging from lightweight structures to skyscrapers.

Currently, Mies is one of the most important architects; his work has had a great influence and has played a large part in contemporary architecture.

See this article and other Mies van der Rohe related articles here.