Kinnarps will present several new products for spring 2015. Here is a list of our newcomers, which were previewed at the Stockholm Furniture Fair... read more.
The Milan Furniture Fair is considered by many to be the world's biggest design event. Offering an exhibition area of 145,000 sqm as well as exhibitions sprinkled throughout the centre of Milan, some tips could be very helpful. Here are Five Musts in Milan, if you were to ask us at Materia.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair)
This year there will be 1,400 exhibitors in Milan from 14-19 April. It is well worth taking some time to investigate what is being shown in the different exhibition halls beforehand, so you can select what interests you most - it is impossible to see it all. The fair's official website is www.salonemilano.it and this is where you will find all of the information about where, when and how you will see different exhibitors. We highly recommend, regardless of your plans, that you set aside an hour or so for Salone Satellit, where young, unestablished designers display their exciting ideas. If you leave the exhibition area and head into Milan's buzzing city centre, definitely stop by Zona Tortona and its temporary exhibitions.
Brera Design District
In these old cultural and blue-collar neighbourhoods you will find antique shops alongside designer boutiques, but this area of the city also offers Milan's most enjoyable nightlife. Here in Brera is also where you will find Materia. We are located at Largo Treves 5 on Via Solferino. The closest metro stop is MM2 Moscova, and our exhibition is open from 10.00 a.m. until late evening Tuesday to Sunday. See exact opening hours on our Facebook page. We hope to see you there!
The Rossana Orlandi Design centre
Almost 15 years ago, Rossana Orlandi opened her design centre in an old tie shop on Via Matteo Bandello 14/16. Her goal then, as it is today, was to display the work of young, interesting designers from the entire world. After having been inspired by this exhibition, we recommend you browse around this very special shop followed by a coffee in the beautiful courtyard.
Pane è Acqua
Rossana Orlandi also runs a restaurant, but it is not just because it is close to her design centre that you should go there. It offers excellent food, excellent service and one of Milan's trendiest interiors. You can find Pane è Acqua at Via Bandello 14. It is a small, intimate restaurant, so making a reservation at www.paneeacqua.com is almost a requirement if you want to eat here.
Triennale Design Museum
The building that houses Triennale was built in 1933 and is located at the edge of the Sempione Park. The museum is more like an inspirational centre for modern art, architecture and design than a classical history lesson with a permanent exhibition. The objects on display are changed regularly in order to stay as relevant as possible.
The analysis underlying these products is focused on the different ways of working and sitting down.
The new Ways Of Working needs inspired Avant, hybrid piece of furniture designed by Fredrik Mattson to create flexible table in workplaces and university; it is a bench/table to work, seat and hold meetings, with the option of using the table either as a backrest or a worktop.
Flexibility is the Couture’s core, a furniture series designed by Marie Oscarsson featuring textile details such as quilting and fabric covered buttons. It is a modern interpretation of 50s and 60s craftsmanship. It is built on a decorative base that creates an exciting in-between space and provides practical ’unloading’ surfaces. The range includes sofas, tables and room dividers.
According to Anders Johnsson the ergonomic office chair is Boullée, a piece of furniture inspired by Pilates Ball that provides a dynamic seating experience. ”My passion lies in creating objects which have an effect on people, push the boundaries and question the status quo. I want to give people opportunities to meet and interact in new and exciting ways,” the designer explains.
Another surprise is Hal, an adjustable meeting table round or rectangular, designed by Carl Öjerstam. The design is suitable for spontaneous meetings, its smart solution making it possible to possess an eloquent design without sacrificing the table’s stability. The other characters of the innovative workplace presented by Materia are Cap-Small stool, Blanket Sofa, Neo Lite chair, coffee and bar tables Amore, Lotus waste basket and One o’ clock wall clock: great ideas for small objects, too.
1, Avant, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Fredrik Mattson.
It is what you yourself make of it, and is shaped like a bench and table in one. The sharp design gives you several seating possibilities, with the option of using the table either as a backrest or a worktop.
2, Boullée, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Anders Johnsson.
The unique look of this piece of furniture was inspired by pilates balls and upholstered furniture. It provides a dynamic seating experience, during which you can move about and balance on the seat using the weight of your body.
3,4, Hal, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Carl Öjerstam.
It may not look like an adjustable table, but it is one of the very best. The design is suitable for spontaneous meetings, its smart solution making it possible to possess an eloquent design without sacrificing the table’s stability.
5,6,7,8, Couture, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Marie Oscarsson.
A flexible furniture series, featuring textile details; it is a modern interpretation of 50s and 60s craftsmanship. It is built on a decorative base that creates an exciting in-between space and provides practical ’unloading’ surfaces. The range includes sofas, tables and room dividers.
9, 10, Amore, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Thomas Eriksson.
Through a unique design, in which the two tables support each other, it is able to withstand heavy loads without losing its stability.
11, Lotus, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Natalie Adenling.
A waste paper basket with a sculptural organic shape inspired by Lotus flower. A thin, die-cast aluminium lid meets the walls of the container, sweeping around the lid’s contours.
12, One o’clock, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Anders Berg, Steinar Hindenes and Petter Knudsen.
A tridimensional wall clock made from injection-moulded polypropylene, an homage to clean and simple design idioms.
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