Day three of non-stop design action at the Milan Furniture Fair delivered another great slideshow of new furniture and lighting.
Peacock Chair by Dror Benshetrit for CappelliniColorful industrial weight felt elegantly folded around a simple metal structure forms a fashionable fan to frame all who sit in this new seat.
PS Karljohan by Christian Halleröd for IkeaIkea exhibited for the first time ever in Milan this year, selecting a location in ever popular Zona Tortona district. The Swedish global big box chose to highlight their more design-driven PS line, which included this turned side table.
Kisawings by Kisa Kawakami for YamagawaJapanese lighting manufacturer Yamagawa’s technology driven collection also featured this low-tech beauty from Kawakami. Frank Lloyd Wright boards a UFO.
Stabiles by Alfredo Häblerli for AliasThanks to its somewhat chunky profile, Häberli’s new table family exudes a friendly, childlike quality.
Cast Glass Lamps by Tom DixonDixon’s latest material exploration—cast glass. These small lamps look great in a swarm, but might not fare as brightly in solitude.
Ear Chair by Jurgen Bey and Studio Makkink for Proofffurniture, including this elephantine asymmetrical chair was one of the few displays that pushed boundaries.
Rotor by Piero Lissoni for CassinaLissoni debuted a number of pared down, classically modern pieces for this revered design house, but also looked forward with this oversized and akimbo table.
Hans Table and El chairs by Antonio Citterio for B&B ItaliaFollowing suit, Citterio took cues from Danish classics (yes, the old Hans) with these clean cut tables and chairs. The frosted glass table expands thanks to a cleverly concealed mechanism.
Reel table by Atelier Oï for B&B Italia OutdoorWith a new collection designed for the great wide open, B&B went big with new outdoor pieces from Patricia Urquiola, Jean-Marie Massaud, and newcomers Atelier Oï.
Colorado by Gaetano Pesce for MeritaliaPesce celebrated the 40th anniversary of his classic Up5 chair this year, but across Via Durini at the Meritalia showroom, the intrepid iconoclast’s new photo-embellished couches were cause for either laughter or tears or a combination there-of.
Standard by ArtekVenerable Finnish manufacturer Artek teamed up with Comme des Garçons to create a new scent that hits all the right wood notes. If your idea of smelling ready to hit the town includes hints of moss and cedar sawdust, then look no further.
Apartamento Magazine Everyday Life Objects ShopBritish designer Max Lamb was making stools to order at the chilled-out Everyday Life Objects shop curated by Apartamento and Reference Library. The combination of vintage books, hand-made jewelry, lo-fi zones, a window full of succulents, and Bertjan Pot’s colorful paper hot air balloons, made this the go to stop for a unique souvenir.
Amateur ShareThe most cunning marketing move at this year’s fair was this mysterious poster which could be found plastered all over town. Dubbed Amateur Share (and with a note to please bring drinks, cigarettes, spirit, and conversation), none of the listed design stars—living or deceased—were informed of their imminent participation.