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Bold chromaticism

Among the new coordinates pointed out, we saw new and more powerful shades, synthesized in the 265 Chromatica lamps by Paolo Rizzatto for Flos.

I feel good

SuperSalone, held in September after a year of absence, has been the synthetic version of the great design fair that, in 2022, will recover its post-pandemic rhythm in April. The star piece of this edition has been the chair and other forms of seating. The greats have dedicated themselves to them, such as Philippe Starck for Andreu World (left) and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina (above).

New modernism

As the hero of architecture Louis Sullivan said more than a century ago, “form follows function.” At the Milan fair, abundant objects that comply with this premise have been exhibited : first the functionality and then the almost artistic aesthetic. The pieces manufactured in delicate but solid Tonellidesign glass (furniture, mirrors, lamps …) are the ones that have best turned utility into visual delight.

You will love books

The shelfie is the new selfie, and the profusion of it all type of bookstores at the Mobile.Milano stands (like Flexform, which opened flagship store) tells us that both customers and designers want to honor paper again and give screens a break. These shelves ask to be filled with books on design such as Dialogues on work (Andreu World).

Gold seems …

From the chairs by Roberto Palomba and Ludovica Serafini for Versace Home to the Antichità Contemporanea cabinets by Fornasetti through the taps of Ritmonio, the SuperSalone has shown that, in design, the gold standard reigns as synonymous with luxury and style. If it ever stopped being.

Space age

In the installation at the design fair of the iconic Molteni & C, Ron Gilad has turned to the archives of Gio Ponti to rebuild the New York offices and the Alitalia terminal in Milan that the Italian genius imagined in the 50s: it is the design’s way of reminding us that traveling (through space and time) is one of his talents.

Marble engraving

The Sengu table by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina, like other pieces presented and celebrated in this edition, vindicates the poetic marble finish, to the detriment of other surfaces such as terrazzo.

Minimalism that unites us

The good, if minimal, twice as good. Several objects of desire presented in Milansuch as the poetic Le Nasse e L’Olio collection by Simone Micheli for Blueside Emotional Design (left) and the Coordinates lamp in silver finish by Luna, by Cypriot Michael Anastassiades, are the most eloquent proof.

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Exteriorism inside and outside

The big firms and the most creative designers have taken note of one of the greatest lessons that the pandemic and confinement have left us: an outdoor space carries a great responsibility. For this reason, it is convenient to inhabit it with pieces as much or more exquisite than those we would use indoors, such as those from the George Collection Grafite, designed by the Italians Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Talenti.