Furniture fairs in Italy: Milan Furniture Fair 2017 brought unusual chair designs
We take a look at some of the most beautiful easy chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair
Once again the world’s leading design fair, which closes its doors today, was the venue for the presentation of the latest furniture innovations. Here is a selection of the most beautiful easy chairs on show in Milan.
“Bomboca Sofa” by the Campana Brothers
The design duo drew their inspiration from marshmallow candies served at weddings and children’s parties in Brazil. The result is a set of eight movable cushions in a rigid, leather covered shell. The cushions, which are available in leather or fabric versions, can be used separately as ottomans.
The Italian fashion house chose Milan as the venue for the unveiling of its “MARNI PLAYLAND” installation. Focused on the world of play with a sand-covered floor, the installation served as a backdrop for the latest home furnishings in the brand’s interior collection. All of the pieces were produced in Colombia by a group of women using traditional craft techniques. A case in point is this rocking chair with holder armrests.
The “Wings” chair Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli gave a new lease of life to his iconic “Wings” chair with this latest version finished with mink or kidassia goat skin.
The “Agave” chair by Mattia Albicini for Ethimo
Designer Mattia Albicini aimed to recreate the movement and silky surface of agaves with this collection of solid teak chairs. As with agave leaves, a fine groove in the center of the backrest serves to prevent the accumulation of humidity.
“Bookchair” by Sou Fujimoto for Alias
A major name in contemporary architecture, Sou Fujimoto planned on presenting a furniture piece composed of a storage unit and a chair. The result is the “bookchair”: a compact and sober bookcase, which also houses a chair.