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April 9, 2014
Our editors share their most exciting discoveries from their second day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. [Update: day one, day three, and day four!]
stephen burks

On Tuesday, Dwell hosted a party for Stephen Burks, whose new Man Made collection includes new mixed-metal pendants for Parachilna.

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gradient color chair
The gradient lives on. Patricia Urquiola for Moroso at Salone. 
 
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doshi levien rug
Doshi Levien's rug collection for Nanimarquina
 
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minale maeda keystone
Studio Minale-Maeda's 3-D printed connector, called Keystone, holds this table together.
 
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james fox kit of connectors

The British designer James Fox nabbed a Lexus design award for his Macian "den-building kit." The kit of connectors allows you to build structures using found materials. "Architecture is essentially lines and points," he said. "This makes the points and people can find the lines between."

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jaime hayon masks
Masks by Jaime Hayon, glimpsed in Ventura Lambrate.
 
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nike flyknit exhibition

Nike's Flyknit exhibition designed by the architect Arthur Huang adds a kick to the Palazzo Clerici courtyard.

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wall mounted vanity
We dig Inga Sempé's new wall-mounted vanity for Hay (also available in non-gradient versions).
 
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stephen burks pink chair
A new Stephen Burks piece for Dedon in action at the Salone.
 
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hella jongerius rug
How to spot a Hella Jongerius for Divina rug: instead of a signature, a charm.
 
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installation state of repair

The installation "In a State of Repair" seeks to highlight the work of craftspeople, artisans, and technicians who repair things that break. Martino Gamper, a designer and the exhibition's curator, hopes this inspires people to keep the belongings they have instead of throwing them away if they break.

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red cork sofa

The frame of the Corques sofa by the designer Lucie Koldova for Per / Use is made from cork, and upholstered with Kvadrat fabric.

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nendo stool
Nendo's Su stool range for Emeco, made of anodized aluminum, untreated wood, and concrete.
 
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quilt style daybed
Bethan Laura Wood's quilt-style daybed uses Divina fabric by Kvadrat.
 
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stephen burks

On Tuesday, Dwell hosted a party for Stephen Burks, whose new Man Made collection includes new mixed-metal pendants for Parachilna.

The designs at this year's Milan Design Week certainly don't shy away from color. From gradient colors to high-intensity prints, the Salone is buzzing with new designs vying for attention. Here is a recap of what stopped our editors in their tracks on their second day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

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