I finally made it to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile on Saturday, and boy was I blown away.
I have been to Milan many times before, but this was my first time to the furniture show. I felt like a kid in a candy store, what the chocolate factory was to Charlie, the Milan furniture fair was to me.
There were plenty to see, events took place at almost every street corner, the only problem was deciding what to see. Luckily, my flat mate and I had been informed earlier during brunch with a friend of a friend, where the best places where.
Over the next couple of days I'll be sharing some of my favourite pieces from the show.
Unfortunately, I don't have the names of all the designers, I should have planned better, I know
I had to literally stop, as I walked past this booth. It is the work of Ivy Chuang, a San Fransisco based designer.
Isn't this chair gorgeous, am absolutely besotted by the print. I met the studio's marketing manager Barbara Dravec, she's such a lovely lady, and also gave me a hug at the end of our chat....the warmth of Americans never ceases to surprise me. Anyway, their studio Knoend focuses greatly on eco-design. These chairs were reclaimed, and upholstered with organic cotton denim. The prints that am crazy about, were inspired by Ms Chuang's muticutural background. Born to Taiwanese parents, raised in Taiwan, Japan and the US, she has traveled to over 30 countries. Check out her website, for more of the good stuff!
This cute table is by Ivo Leemans. The legs are joint together to support the table through the two holes. Yes ladies and gentlemen, no glues used!
These adorable little chairs looked too good to sit on, so I had to ask before sitting (to avoid any embarrassments).
....so she stood on it to prove it to me.
Stay tuned for more Milano adventures!