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February 6, 2013
Dwell editors Sam Grawe and Jordan Kushins are on the ground in Milan reporting on the 2009 Salone del Mobile. They'll be sharing highlights as they go. Here Jordan shares a photographic glimpse of some of the gems they've spotted so far.
The Porro showroom was bathed in a deep blue light, with an impressive installation of multicolored Spindle chairs lining the wall.

The Porro showroom was bathed in a deep blue light, with an impressive installation of multicolored Spindle chairs lining the wall.

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Swedish design quartet Front’s armoire from the Black and White collection for Porro.

Swedish design quartet Front’s armoire from the Black and White collection for Porro.

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We literally ran into Erwan Bouroullec on the street; he and his brother Ronan were setting up the Clouds.

We literally ran into Erwan Bouroullec on the street; he and his brother Ronan were setting up the Clouds.

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Moooi’s Brave New World lamp by freshwest in the foreground, Raimond lights by Raimond Puts (in association with ox-id) in the background, both designs new in 2009.

Moooi’s Brave New World lamp by freshwest in the foreground, Raimond lights by Raimond Puts (in association with ox-id) in the background, both designs new in 2009.

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Moooi’s tree lamps are new for 2009, and will be in stock from May.

Moooi’s tree lamps are new for 2009, and will be in stock from May.

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New French company Moustache had a playful display of their first collection.

New French company Moustache had a playful display of their first collection.

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Foscarini had an installation at the Superstudio. Designer Vincent Garcia Jimenez wanted to appeal to people’s emotions with optical illusion of lights, video, and shifting shapes and colors, “just like the first time when you’re a kid and you discover th

Foscarini had an installation at the Superstudio. Designer Vincent Garcia Jimenez wanted to appeal to people’s emotions with optical illusion of lights, video, and shifting shapes and colors, “just like the first time when you’re a kid and you discover the kaleidoscope for the first time.”

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Tom Dixon also designed these lights out of Veuve Clicquot boxes. They were beautiful, and undoubtedly much better looking than a collection of old Franzia.

Tom Dixon also designed these lights out of Veuve Clicquot boxes. They were beautiful, and undoubtedly much better looking than a collection of old Franzia.

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Tom Dixon’s Flouro lights. We always love these.

Tom Dixon’s Flouro lights. We always love these.

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Foscarini is also introducing a new, light called Tress by Marc Sadler.

Foscarini is also introducing a new, light called Tress by Marc Sadler.

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These Nix tables by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for B&B Italia come with leather or wood on top and looked great lined up together.

These Nix tables by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for B&B Italia come with leather or wood on top and looked great lined up together.

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A visit to the Established & Sons’ space yielded a hugely impressive stash of sixteen new designs. Bricks and Mortar is a new collaboration between Sebastian Wrong and Richard Woods, a series of deceptively soft chairs.

A visit to the Established & Sons’ space yielded a hugely impressive stash of sixteen new designs. Bricks and Mortar is a new collaboration between Sebastian Wrong and Richard Woods, a series of deceptively soft chairs.

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Table, Bench, Chair by Sam Hecht with Industrial Facility was pretty stunning, and seemed to be a favorite at E&S hq.

Table, Bench, Chair by Sam Hecht with Industrial Facility was pretty stunning, and seemed to be a favorite at E&S hq.

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Alexander Taylor’s new Punch pieces for E&S that come in different shapes and colors.

Alexander Taylor’s new Punch pieces for E&S that come in different shapes and colors.

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Ceramic Tiles of Italy curated an Italian garden-themed exhibition, with an emphasis on sustainability.  Each installation was a collaboration between different company and designer. TILE inside and Giacomo Sanna joined forces to create this cove-like str

Ceramic Tiles of Italy curated an Italian garden-themed exhibition, with an emphasis on sustainability. Each installation was a collaboration between different company and designer. TILE inside and Giacomo Sanna joined forces to create this cove-like structure, meant to mirror the inner part of a tree.

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The Porro showroom was bathed in a deep blue light, with an impressive installation of multicolored Spindle chairs lining the wall.

The Porro showroom was bathed in a deep blue light, with an impressive installation of multicolored Spindle chairs lining the wall.

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