Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11

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April 8, 2011

Next week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (also known as the Milan Furniture Fair) kicks off it in Italy's design capital, Milan. Celebrating its 50th year, the fair promises to best itself again and boasts a star-studded lineup of the who's who of the design world. We're sending our editors abroad this weekend to report on the action, and in the meantime, we offer a sneak peek at what will be debuting at the show.

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  Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell (whose Mini House modern cabin we featured in our November 2009 issue) is presenting two new projects at the fair. The first is the Bulky porcelain tea set, which was "inspired by fairy tales and children's story books where things and shapes were exaggerated and emphasized to fit a kid's wild imagination," he writes.
    Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell (whose Mini House modern cabin we featured in our November 2009 issue) is presenting two new projects at the fair. The first is the Bulky porcelain tea set, which was "inspired by fairy tales and children's story books where things and shapes were exaggerated and emphasized to fit a kid's wild imagination," he writes.
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  Also by Wagell is the Tray table lamp, a simple combination of a metal dish and a table lamp to provide a place for storing small knickknacks as well as give off ambient light.
    Also by Wagell is the Tray table lamp, a simple combination of a metal dish and a table lamp to provide a place for storing small knickknacks as well as give off ambient light.
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  Italian manufacturer Horm will be showing its new Oblique console designed by designer Salvatore Indriolo.
    Italian manufacturer Horm will be showing its new Oblique console designed by designer Salvatore Indriolo.
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  Among our favorite designers attending the show are Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who will be debuting several new products at the fair (as well as designing the torch for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games). For Vitra, the British duo has created a table as well as this Tip Ton Chair.
    Among our favorite designers attending the show are Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who will be debuting several new products at the fair (as well as designing the torch for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games). For Vitra, the British duo has created a table as well as this Tip Ton Chair.
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  The Tip Ton is a work chair with a built-in rocker. Watch a video about the seat and its design at barberosgerby.com.
    The Tip Ton is a work chair with a built-in rocker. Watch a video about the seat and its design at barberosgerby.com.
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  Also by Barber Osgerby and on display at the fair is the new Beaker Wall Lights for Flos.
    Also by Barber Osgerby and on display at the fair is the new Beaker Wall Lights for Flos.
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  The displays—which total to more than one person can visit in fair's six days—will include a booth by German manufacturer Brunner. The company will be showing off its Twin chair among others.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    The displays—which total to more than one person can visit in fair's six days—will include a booth by German manufacturer Brunner. The company will be showing off its Twin chair among others.

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