Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Salone del Mobile 2007

Centro - Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Rosanna Orlandi is an intuitive and open minded talent scout of design. She uses her big eyes and big glasses to see beyond style and convention, to attract the best talents to her Spazio.

Dinner at Rossana Orlandi. One of the two long tables set up in the first floor store, for the dinner party hosted by Rossana Orlandi. Bread, vegetables and herbs served as center pieces all down the lengths of the tables.

Seen at Rossana Orlandi – Front Design. Put four beautiful Swedish young ladies together and you get equally interesting and special designs. Under the name Front Design, Anna Lindgreen, Katja Savstrom, Sofia Lagerkvist and Charlotte Von Der Lancken (not in the photograph), design normal but strange things. In the ordinary with unexpected details collection shown at Rosanna Orlandi you can see this painted Changing Cupboard that changes colors every time you open it or the Reflection Cupboard reclaimed from the State House where they hold the Nobel Prize Awards ceremony, it reflects the inside of the room it came from. Each piece tells a story, because each piece has been found and has been re-designed by them.

photograph courtesy Mooi

Front Design for Mooi. This striking lamp, presented last year at the Milan Furniture Fair, might be the piece you remember most by the Swedish, all girls design group, Front Design it’s called Horse Lamp and is produced by Moooi.

Piet Hein Eek at Rossana Orlandi. Introduced to Italy, two years ago by Rossana Orlandi, Piet Hein Eek enjoys a rest in her courtyard where he is showing his collection of reclaimed wood one-of-a-kind pieces. This year, inspired by the vast stores of fabrics at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, he has also re-invented the sofa pillow, combining his basic reclaimed wood with upholstery made out of precious silks.

In the Courtyard at Rossana Orlandi. Chairs made out of scrap wood look really “At Home” in Rossana Orlandi’s magical courtyard. They are designed by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek who only works with reclaimed wood. Since his first scrap wood cupboard from 1990, designed as a reaction against flawlessness “I wanted to show that products that aren’t perfect can appeal to our sense of aesthetics and functionality.” He explains.

Seen at the Rosanna Orlandi dinner. Ron Arad was sharing a secret and fooling around with his pal, maestro lighting designer, Ingo Maurer.

Photograph courtesy Driade

Ron Arad for Driade. Ron Arad designed the small armchair for Driade. Called Clover, the seat evokes a four leaf clover. Organic and sensual, Ron has designed a pop creation with this white polyethylene mono bloc.

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