All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition

All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition
May 13, 2010 Recycled materials continued to play a prominent role in the manufacturing process as well as thematically throughout the fairgrounds and at off-site exhibitions.

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All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_01 B&B Italia/Bend Sofa
Spaniard Patricia Urquiola launched new designs for B&B Italia, the brand known for it’s sleek and mod forms. Urquiola introduced a new curvy, modular sofa called Bend with exposed seams as part of the upholstery design. The sofa can be configured to fit snuggly in a corner or placed as a freestanding form at the center of a room. bebitalia.com
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_02 Kartell/Audrey Chair
Maestro of Milan, Piero Lissoni has designed Audrey, a sleek, multi-purpose chair for Kartell, the manufacturer known mostly for it’s molded polycarbonate pieces. The light-weight cast aluminum frame comes with a plastic, woven or upholstered seat and back, with or without arms and in a choice of tasteful neutral hues as well as offerings in orange, green and eggplant. kartell.com
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_03 Cappellini/Wander’s Tulip Armchair
This oversized high-back armchair looks like Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair on steroids. Designed by Dutchman Marcel Wanders, the frame mimics the shape of a tulip flower and is manufactured in soft polyurethane and upholstered in a wide range of fabrics, leathers as well as Alcantara. The dark varnished metal base also swivels, making it ideal for office and lobby applications.
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All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_04 Gallotti&Radice/Layer Table
This circular glass table from Gallotti&Radice is designed by Luca Nichetto. The base is made of conical rings that stack in a variety of colors and finishes including ash, stained or white wenge, black, saffron yellow, sand, or lacquered chestnut. A statement piece for a foyer or entrance. gallottiradice.it
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_05 Gallotti&Radice/WGS
The WGS designed by minimalist Monica Armani looks chic yet is a fully functional open plan desk system. The solid legs come in a selection of wood finishes while the hardware is stainless steel. The glass top is accessorized in felt as is a table screen and stainless steel stool, all of which are offered in lime, brick, natural, and stone. gallottiradice.it
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_06 Cassina/Sessantuna Table
Design legend Gaetano Pesce created an edition of 61 resin tables for Cassina in red and green, colors of his country’s flag. Called Sessantuna, the tables, when connected like a jigsaw puzzle, form the shape of the Italian peninsula. Pesce’s original concept for the piece highlights the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. sessantuna.cassina.com
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_07 Moroso/Free Flow
Moroso’s Free Flow is a long, fluid modular seating system upholstered in Kvadrat solid wool fabrics. Created by Milanese designer Gordon Guillaumier, the seating is composed of eight different modular pieces that combined create multiple configurations that can be used for waiting areas as well as dining spaces. moroso.it
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_08 Molteni/Net Box
Once more, Patricia Urquiola produced a minimal yet utilitarian series of storage units for Molteni called Net Box. The series includes a wardrobe, dresser, and bedside tables, all with sliding doors and shelf trays in wood and lacquered metal mesh, which can be combined with Urquiola’s wood Scriba desk which is also new. molteni.it
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_09 Driade/Grand Plie Collection
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba have created a suite of outdoor furniture for Driade that is both elegant and comfortable. The Grand Plie is a sofa, Plie a chair, and Piaffe are tables, which are all made from rotational molded polyethylene in white. The sofa, described as an “embrace” can seat four people comfortably.
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All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_10 LaPalma/AP Stool
A single sheet of plywood was molded into a stool that hints at the shape of a fortune cookie. The stool was designed by Shin Azumi, who was born in Kobe, Japan, studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives in London. The simple form can fully support the weight an average person. lapalma.it
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_11 Established & Sons/Bend Table
The Bend ceramic table was the brainchild of Sebastian Wrong, Established & Son’s design development director who also moonlights as a designer in his spare time. The semi-translucent glaze strengthens the table’s graphic appeal while the tripod leg takes its inspiration from folds in tubular structures. Comes in a variety of colors. establishedandsons.com
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_12 Emu/Pattern
Arik Levy has created a “family” of chairs and tables made from molded sheet metal that’s coated in a range of happy colors. A hexagonal shape stamped on both seat and back creates an overall perforated pattern that looks at home indoors or out. emuamericas.com
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_13 Extremis/Romeo & Juliet Bench
Belgian ingenuity was behind the Romeo & Juliet bench designed by Stijn Goethals, Koen Baeyens, and Basile Graux of Vyvey & Partners. The seating system comes packaged with two polyester pots that act as support for the bench made from Jatoba wood that’s untreated but will age nicely in the great outdoors. extremis.be
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_14 Vitra Flower Bench
Pritzker Prize winners Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa's of the Tokyo based architecture firm SANAA finally have their 2001 Flower Bench in production. The organic-shaped seat is also available with a durable imitation leather cover, which makes it ideal for guest seating. Vitra, the German furniture manufacturer has put the bench into production while also hiring SANAA to design a new factory building scheduled to open this summer. vitra.com
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_15 Duravit Ketho Collection
German designer Christian Werner, who also works with French manufacturer Ligne Roset, created the new Ketho bathroom furniture range. According to Werner “personal hygiene has become a pleasurable focus” and his new bath collection consisting of 44 elements including wall shelves, mirrors, consoles, cabinets and vanities is a sleek addition to the routine. The rectangular shapes pair well with Duravit’s Starck 3 washbasins as well. duravit.de
All About Ash: Trend Report from Milan 2010 Exhibition_16 Antonio Lupi/Talamo Collection
Mod shapes abound for the bath. The Talamo Sink introduced by Antonio Lupi is a freestanding piece designed by Domenico De Paolo and manufactured from Cristalplant®, a new generic version of Corian. It features a shelf and elegant towel holder incorporated into the egg-shape, which is also available in Pietra Apicena stone. Antoniolupi.it