6 inspiring new launches from Salone del Mobile 2018
Each April, the global design community descends on the streets of Milan, which bustle with the latest and greatest furniture design innovations. From emerging designers to long-established and respected furniture houses, design inspiration was certainly plentiful this year. Even tech giants got on board, with Instagram unveiling @design, it’s first design-focused platform, and Google showcasing its design studio pieces at Rossana Orlandi for the first time at Salone.
JEB’s brand partners revealed some exciting new pieces which we can’t wait to present in our showrooms and share with our fantastic design community in Asia Pacific. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites from Walter Knoll, HAY & Viccarbe which have us tingling with inspiration!
Onsa Chair: Like a flower offering its petals to the morning sun, the Onsa chair envelopes you with harmony, softness and safety. Featuring a height-adjustable bucket seat which balances your body pressure, it invites you to relax and retreat into your personal haven. The high, easily adjustable backrest fluidly adjusts by pulling a leather strap and wrap-around armrests embrace you with optimal support. Crafted in beautifully soft upholstery, this the perfect cosy chair to kick back in.375 Chair: This elegant, understated and award-winning chair embodies all the qualities of a perfectly balanced armchair, characterised by a lightness of form and exceptional comfort. The exciting new variants, including sofa, armchair, ottoman & barstool, can be covered in a combination of fabric and soft nappa leather.
Elementaire Chair: The Bouroullec brothers set out to create the most beautiful, inexpensive chair possible and the result is a striking everyday chair that expertly balances beauty and strength. Using the latest technology, the chair is structurally robust but delicate in form. Designed for indoor and outdoor life, it is sure to stand out on its own or in a group.
Rebar Collection: In an exploration of recontextualising construction methods and processes, Sylvian Willenz created the Rebar Collection of coffee, side and tray tables. The monochromatic design juxtaposes an industrial powder-coated steel bar frame with elegant, slim-profile marble tops or metal trays to create a balanced aesthetic and tasteful contrast of materials.
Burin Table: Sculptural and functional, the Burin table by Patricia Urquiola is a symbolic tribute to traditional wood carving tools. The unique, scalloped base forms the foundation of the collection, which includes tables in various heights with integrated power outlet options and a double base for large formats.
Giro & Bamba Side Tables: Inspired by the boundaries between local and global, tradition and modernity, industry and art, designer Pedro Paulo-Venzon has unveiled two sleek, sculptural side tables as part of the ViccArte collection. The Bamba table is comprised of a metal top and base evoking the slashed ‘O’ of the designer’s emblem, while the Giro table features an oak bowl on a curved metal frame. These sculptural tables aim to redefine the typical perspectives of furniture design.