It’s Milan Design week again – one of the most important weeks of the year for interior designers. This is when the main design houses and interiors manufacturers launch their new products and furniture designs. Most of these are at the main Milan Furniture Fair, although there are launches and exhibitions across the city this week.
The Bookchair by Sou Fujimoto for Alias Design
A beautiful and clever piece from Alias which highlights the link between the books and the reader. The chair pulls out from the bookcase, and when it’s returned the grid of the bookcase is restored:
Cassina’s newest designer furniture
Cassina have a history of manufacturing the designs of the very best furniture designers. This year they launch new designs by Konstantin Grcic, the Bouroullec brothers, and featured below, Patricia Urquiola. Her ‘Floe Insel’ upholstered furniture is a range of informally shaped pieces using generous, asymmetrical shapes, inspired by a trip to Greenland.
Ingo Maurer’s pleated paper light designs
This year is also the Euroluce lighting design show, which alternates with Eurocucina. Dezeen has a great roundup of new lighting products here.
Our favourites are Ingo Maurer‘s beautiful lights made from pleated Japanese paper. There’s a shell-shaped wall light and also this stunning table version called ‘Yoruba Rose.’