This June, the Italian city of Milan will be abuzz with activity as decor lovers and designers from all around the world gather for Milan Design Week. This includes the tentpole event Salone del Mobile.Milano furniture fair, as well as pop-up installations and festivities happening all across the city. Running from 7 to 12 June this year, the 2022 edition of the Salone del Mobile Milano also marks its 60th anniversary.
During this pivotal week, top furniture manufacturers and community present not only new collections to be launched in stores the following year, but also innovative exhibitions and prototypes that celebrate the various creative disciplines while looking forward to how we can create a more sustainable and eco-conscious way of life.
Here, we highlight some of the notable collections to look forward to.
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1. Cassina Tramonto a New York screen by Gaetano Pesce
This imaginative design takes inspiration from the iconic skyline of New York, the city that never sleeps—its kaleidoscope of colours and patterns also take a cue from Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce’s striking Tramonto a New York modular sofa.
“New York is a place thriving with innovation and ‘colours’. My screen recalls the shapes of its towers with the tints of their spatial vitality,” says Pesce. He adds: “The material used to make it is dear to me because it has more quality than glass in terms of transparency, brightness and non-fragility: resin is a better material than its traditional counterparts for its ease of workmanship and high-quality of its products.”
Comprising semi-opaque polyurethane resin screens, this triptych room divider makes spatial division all the more stylish. To create this striking piece, coloured resin is poured into moulds layer by layer in various phases, ranging from rosy shades of pink and red to green, blue and purple hues; each colour is carefully mixed to create the intensity desired. The three panels are then secured with bronzed brass hinges. This handcrafted process thus means that each screen is unique, and will bear a plaque that indicates its sequential production number, as well as the signature of Pesce.
Cassina is available at Space Furniture in Singapore and Malaysia