Milan Design Week Journal / Day 2

Tuesday, June 7th, first day of Salone del Mobile.Milano

Harria, by Viviana Maggiolini and Giorgio Bonaguro, is a new collection of vases and bookends designed for Giorgetti Atmosphere, the collection of objects that complements Giorgetti’s furniture. The series is inspired by the works of Spanish sculptor Chillida, who studied architecture. The three single-flower vases can also become candleholders; thanks to their geometric shape, they can be placed side by side to build a small sculpture. With a simple gesture, the sculpture breaks down into three elements again. In addition to the single-flower vases, the Harria collection includes bookends, also in different marbles – Rosso Lepanto, Nero Marquina, and Calacatta.

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Harria vases by Viviana Maggioli and Giorgio Bonaguro for Giorgetti
Harria vases by Viviana Maggioli and Giorgio Bonaguro for Giorgetti

Clei, known for its transformable furniture, has presented several wall proposals to optimize space. A wall bookcase, for example, can also hold a desk. With a simple movement and almost no effort, the wall rotates and reveals a comfortable double bed. The bed can also be folded up with sheets and blankets, but without pillows.

The fully closed Clei wall system
The Clei wall in the open desk version
The Clei wall in the double bed version

Desalto has enriched the Strong collection with a two-seater sofa and an armchair. Designed by Eugeni Quitllet, Strong Special is also suitable for outdoor use.

Strong Special, by Eugeni Quitllet for Desalto

The Fiocco sofa, designed by Pinuccio Borgonovo for Flou, is a simple modular sofa. It consists of seven basic elements, including two chaise-longue modules and a five-sided module. The modularity allows for different configurations. The very large cushions serve as both backrests and armrests, are available in two heights, and attached to the bases by means of curved U-shaped metal supports.

A 2022 trend is the return of the writing desk in residential settings. This one, with interchangeable leather desk pad and bench with seat covered in woven leather, is by Ritzwell, a Japanese company. Made of solid wood and hand-woven, it fits easily into any interior design style.

Installations, lights and kitchens at the Fuorisalone

Hypernova installation, at Superstudio Più, a project by designer Sara Ricciardi for glo (registered trademark).

Divine Inspiration is the new light collection designed by Lee Broom for his brand, Lee Broom. Also on display at Blindarte, via Palermo 11, is the carved oak Altar light.

Louis Poulsen is presenting new products at Pasticceria Taveggia, a historic pastry shop in Milan that has just reopened after renovation.

The theme of the new LG Signature series, presented at the Signature Kitchen Suite showroom, is undercounter appliances. Here, the wine cellar, which, despite its small size, can perfectly store up to 41 bottles.

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