Milan Preview #5

‘Hug’ by Emo design can be easily moved from room to room.

Evidently, a hot trend in Milan this year will be wood furnishings. Here’s a compilation of our favourites so far…

Hug by Emo design for Elite is a monolithic stool made of white teak. Handcrafted to reflect exotic cultures, the piece features irregular worn details that add character and history. A colourful rope detail allows the user to easily move it from space to space.
                                
Zeitraum will present the Friday sofa collection, with subtle wooden frames and soft downy cushions which lie gently against one another. The 1.3 Collection includes a chair, stool and bar stool that can work in homes and small bistros or bars.

Japanese manufacturer Karimoku will introduce HARU, a new line of furniture designed by Mikiya Kobayashi. Made of oak from north-eastern Japan, the grain of the wood adds an elegant quality to the pieces.

Chilean design office The Andes House will present Las Doce wood dinnerware, which includes plates and mugs made from a Mapuche artisan technique. From one piece of wood, the creator cut out and shaped the product.

Italian label Colé will show the Tapparelle oak office furniture, Aline chest of drawers plus Tria table and chair. (Hall 32, stand B30).

Finally, De Castelli will show the Mastro worktable, an acid-etched iron sheet with two firwood trestles that can fasten or spin 90 degrees (so they slip inside the metal soul) to facilitate easier storage. (Rho Pero, hall 6, stand C29).

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