Collection by Diana Budds

Salone 2014 In Materials

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We roamed Milan's galleries and the Salone del Mobile show floors (check out our recap here) hunting down the best new design pieces. Here, we turn our eye to innovative materials. From the resurgence of Memphis's telltale terrazzo, as evidenced in grand scale by Max Lamb's Marmoreal, to new porcelain treatments, to revisiting one of the most time-tested materials (marble), there was no shortage of inspired work that appealed to the tactile senses.

Marmoreal by Max Lamb for DzekIt almost felt like the 1980s during the 2014 Milan Design Week as references to Memphis...
FolioRED by Studio ColonyExhibited at Satellite, a section for emerging designers, this room divider prototype by...
Tsukasa GotoMarble has been a favorite material since ancient times—artists, designers, builders, and architects have...
Goto's fruit bowl made from different strains of scored marble showed its many naturally occurring colors.
Iris by Sebastian SchererGerman designer Sebastian Scherer won a Lexis Design Award for the Iris pendant.
The Well Proven Chair by James Shaw and Marjan van AubelIn the timber industry, 50 to 80 percent of wood is wasted in...
Diptych by Lex PottDutch designer Lex Pott used a single Douglas fir tree to create her Diptych series of furniture...
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