Kelsey Keith is Dwell's Senior Editor, based in New York. She's written about design, art, and architecture online and off and is obsessed with textile design, modern gables, and architectural follies.
Stack it, store it, fold it, and hang it all with yet another Scandinavian design company we love. Nomess Copenhagen specializes in easy-on-the-eyes storage solutions, and here are just a few that tickle our collective fancy.
As you may have noticed, Dwell is in Milan this week to scout for new furniture, accessories, and lighting at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the various satellite fairs around town. It's a veritable circus of design: Last year, over 330,000 visitors ascended on the fairground at Rho, and the experience comprises way more than a sofa here or lamp there. Companies spend years developing the products and prototypes they unveil in Milan, and just as much thought goes into the exhibition design. Designers like Luca Nicchetto (remember that name; you'll be hearing it a lot more!) and Konstantin Grcic introduce a handful of products each year, and booths to boot. Take a look at some of our favorites.
Each spring in Milan, contemporary designers present new work they've been refining with parent companies for at least two years (the typical gestation period for one product or piece furniture). And every year, a handful of names crop up again and again: the Bouroullecs, Konstantin Grcic, Oki Sato Nendo, Piero Lissoni, Paola Navone. One such name is Arik Levy, the Paris-based, Israeli-born designer who's worked with almost every big name in the business, from Vitra to Living Divani. At the 2013 fair, we spotted a variety of Levy designs including several great lighting pieces at Euroluce.
Over the past year or so, we've noticed a pink trend happening in furniture and textiles (and it's not just our rose-colored glasses). The traditionally feminine hue has staked its claim on all manner of interior spaces, from crafty upholstered pieces to sleek yet warm Scandinavian furniture. Next month's furniture issue delves into the look, but in the meantime, here's proof that the color won't look dated any time soon: a roundup of pink-toned pieces on the floor at Milan's annual furniture fair.
Dwell is in Milan this week, reporting on the furniture industry's biggest design fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Today we hit the ground running, and noticed quite a few storage pieces we'd like to call our own. Some have innovative operating mechanisms, and others luxe materials—either way, we're inspired to start shelving things, from books to DVD players.