The Crest sales team spent an enjoyable few days in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2019. A number of our partners were exhibiting so it was a busy time for Harriet and Grace!
Grace and I were absolutely exhausted by the time we got our flight home on Friday after a wonderful (yet busy) three days in Milan. We ate wonderful Italian food with our Lammhults Möbel AB colleagues, sat on comfortable new products by Artifort, saw some VERY interesting rugs by Carpet Sign and were blown away by new Luceplan lighting. But most importantly we caught up with lots of wonderful dealer partners & designers – I don’t think there was a minute we didn’t spend laughing.
Artifort introduced a number of new products into their range:
- the sublime mid-century modern 416 series by Kho Liang Ie has returned,
- a sleek, expressive dining and conference chair, Jima, which fits seamlessly into different worlds,
- Clarion table which combines two archetypal trumpet bases and a steel tube, together capable of supporting a tabletop,
- and the Pala Giro armchair – a contemporary swiveling armchair by Italian designer Luca Nichetto.
Luceplan were pleased to exhibit the following new lighting options:
Amidaba – an essential lamp inspired by the Spatialist movement of the 1960s,
Fienile – a table lamp inspired by the image of simple rural haylofts in Norway by Daniel Rybakken,
Illan – a lightweight, ethereal suspension lamp by Hungarian designer Zsuzsanna Horvath,
Luthien – Monica Armani is back with a perfect solution for contract applications and the home, a compact but very functional wall lamp of sophisticated beauty,
Trypta – an innovative system of suspension lamps created by New York-based designer Stephen Burks, designed to improve acoustics
Carpet Sign’s incredible FREEDOM collection was on show at Alcova and was featured in an article by Dezeen – read it here.
Dutch designer Richard Hutten has enlisted nine leading designers, architects and artists from the Netherlands, including himself, to create an eclectic collection of rugs.
The Lammhults stand was curated by designer and interior designer Anya Sebton. Anya’s inspiration was MEETINGS and she focused on inviting visitors to sit down, settle and experience Lammhults innovation, the coordination of colours, form, and materials between people and creative meeting places.
This year Lammhults and Anya Sebton collaborated with garden artist Ia Schildt. The colour scheme for the stand was inspired by nature, reflecting the Ia’s chosen design aesthetic.