When someone asks you to go on a blogsafari, how can you say no? Last week I was invited by Design Diffusion magazine to visit the Salone del Mobile in Milan and discover the very best in interior design. So off I went, for a few days of design, sunshine, blogfriends and gelato! Join me on a virtual safari at the Salone:
First stop and also one of my favorite stands of the DDN blogsafari: Arflex! Blush tinted glass, round and graphic shapes, terrazzo, a very nice soft color palette and an overall sixties vibe. Very 2017!
After visiting Annibale Colombo and Natuzzi, there were more new colors for the Random bookshelves by MDF Italia:
Desk candy by Gallotti & Radice. It's very addictive to twirl the brass wheel:
Very hot and happening: mobiles, stabiles and wallhangings. Like these brass and glass ones at Gallotti & Radice:
Do we have a theme here? More brass and graphic hangers at the booth of Poliform, who are known for their high quality furniture:
Interesting shapes and LED lights by Artemide called Yanzi, by Shanghai based studio Neri & Hu:
When we walked into the booth of JPC design, we entered another universe: inspired by nature, with natural materials like rocks, metals and paper (for the white Ixorb bench below!), and the galaxy! According to designer Thanos Zakopoulos you cannot do much better than nature itself.
That's exactly why they used brutal rocks in brass for the Antivol side tables. "Antivol" as in impossible to steal, because they're so heavy 😉 And on top of the tables: the planet mirrors called Naia in brushed and matte brass with different kinds of marble:
It's buzzing at the Salone del Mobile (and hi Kate!)
Even more so than the Kartell designs, I loved the graphic background panels in their booth with Mediterranean view with graphic patterns:
New in the Kartell family: these new stackable chairs in biodegradable plastic called BIO, designed by Antonio Citterio:
And what is a Blogsafari without plants? Well, we indulged in lots of lush green at Gianfranco Ferrè Home and kokedama moss balls with big Monstera deliciosa leaves on the stand of Roberto Cavalli Home:
A giant plantshelfie by Gallotti & Radice:
With the beautiful ceramic watering can by Elke van den Berg that is still on my wishlist:
As you know, Milan is a particularly green city, especially when you know that it's also an industrial city. I explored the city for a few more days and I can't wait to share more with you next week! I walked a lot, so stay tuned for more 😉
For now, I hope you enjoyed this Blogsafari and that you maybe even discovered a few new brands?
Thank you Design Diffusion magazine for organising this fun Blogsafari! Check out #ddnbloggers on Instagram and my Salone album on Facebook to see more.