Salone 2014 – Milan Furniture Fair

Its that time of year again, the world’s greatest furniture fair Salone 2014 in Milan is about to begin. Celebrating its 53rd year, it runs from 8th to 14th April so its time to get excited – lots of cocktail parties and new designs…. can’t wait. Many of our suppliers are showing their new products –

Kartell are celebrating 10 years of Bourgie at Milan Salone 2014, sign up to find out more information. The Gold editions of the Masters chair and Componibili look interesting….

SCP‘s theme this year is “British House Style

This year marks Tom Dixon‘s debut at the Fair for Milan Design Week, where they will be showcasing their new furniture, lighting and accessories under the theme of the CLUB. Exciting new Beat light colours and designs are promised among lots of other surprises.

Gubi will be exhibiting in central Milan and showing new products from Gamfratesi.

Punt will be showcasing a very exciting addition to the iconic Literatura range

Kartell Masters Chair in Gold
Kartell Masters Chair in GOLD for Salone 2014 !!!
Salone 2014 - HAY Party
HAY – new product party invite
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Tom Dixon new lighting for Milan Salone 2014
Punt Literatura Salone 2014
Punt – new and redesigned classic Literatura

We always recommend heading into central Milan where the Brera District is a must see.  Lots of the manufacturers showrooms are here and this is where the parties and exclusive previews happen.

Brera District Milan 2014
Hip and happening Brera Design District in central Milan.

Check out this website for information on activities happening in and around Milan Centre – WWW.TORTONAROUNDESIGN.COM

This guide is really cool from Architonic and tells you what not to miss!!! – Download Guide

We can’t wait for Salone 2014, hope this has wet your appetite for more. Catch your next instalment of Milan Salone 2014 soon….

The Team at Cimmermann


Rocking Horse for Children

A wooden rocking horse is a classic toy of childhood. Its origins can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the hobby horse, a pretend horses head attached to a pole. The rocking horse became slowly more popular in the 17th century, and in Victorian times they became valuable family heirlooms, often with secret compartments concealed in their bellies. Horses were frequently grey and dappled in homage to Queen Victoria’s preferred steed.

There is still something wistful and nostalgic about a rocking horse, and children ride them with genuine delight. There are some superb vintage pieces available; a search on ebay or on etsy can yield some treasures.

Rokki Rocking Chair for Babies - cool colours
Rokki Rocking Chair for Babies – cool colours
Nowadays there are great modern twists on the classic rocking horse. Many are adapted for babies and often feature other animals. Rocking sheep, elephants and dinosaurs are now increasingly common. Innermost does a great one – we love this sheep rocker.
Rocking Horse - Sheep Rocker from Innermost
Sheep Rocker from Innermost
This Magis piece rocks! Fusing the traditional and the modern with the horse silhouette reimagined for the 21st century, children everywhere are going to love it. Available in 3 great colours.
Rocking Horse - Magis Rocky
Magis Me Too Rocky Rocking Horse by Marc Newsom
Whether its traditional or modern hopefully there is something here for you.

The Team at Cimmermann