Salone Furniture Fair – Milan 2015

Highlights from the world's best Furniture Fair

After many miles walked, many espresso’s drunk here are our highlights from Salone 2015 –

Vitra
As always the Vitra stand was superb with a theme around their packaging almost like a warehouse, hence the many crates. New sizes (height increased by 2″) and colours on the DSW & DSR chairs due to people on average being larger since they were designed in the 1950’s.

Salone 2015 - Eames Chairs
Vitra Eames Chairs stacked high
Panton Chairs
Lots of miniatures – Panton Chairs
Jean Prouve - Vitra
Jean Prouve Sideboard and new upholstered Standard Chair in collaboration with G-Star

There was a new upholstered version of the Prouve Standard chair, adding ultra comfort to an already superb chair.

Salnoe 2015 - New Vitra Polder
New Vitra Polder Sofa sizes and Colours

The iconic Vitra Polder sofa has been re-sized and re-jigged with new brass buttons and fabric choices.

SCP

The SCP show was titled – ‘The Arrangement of Furniture in a Room’ and took place in central Milan. This was a cool show that had a collection of old Vintage furniture mixed with SCP’s new designs, a great mix and our favourite show.

Salone 2015 - SCP - Arrangement of Furniture in a Room
SCP – Arrangement of Furniture in a Room
SCP Show - Milan 2015
SCP Show – Milan 2015
SCP Balzac Chair
The old classic – SCP Balzac Chair
It’s always good to see the stunning Balzac Chair, love the Tan Russet leather which only improves with age.

SCP Agnes and Bertha Chair
SCP Agnes and Bertha Chair

Another classic on show was the Agnes Shelving unit, a firm favourite here at Cimmermann.

SCP Oscar Sofa
Oscar sofa covered in stunning Donna Wilson fabric

The Oscar Sofa looked very nice in this Donna Wilson fabric, really changed the look of the classic sofa.

Foscarini Lights

Foscarini had some cool new lights mixed in with the old classics. It was inspiring to see the Diesel with Foscarini lights, a new addition to our website, a favourite was the Fork Floor light.

Foscarini Lights
Cool new Spoke light from Foscarini
Chouchin Lights
New Chouchin reverse lights
The new Chouchin reverse lights made a good impression, the main light is finished in blown glass and the bottom of the diffuser is in the vivid colour.

Diesel with Foscarini Fork Floor light
Diesel with Foscarini Fork Floor light
Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon went all out this year, hiring an old warehouse in downtown Milan and turning it into – ‘The Cinema‘. As usual he didn’t disappoint with a stunning collection of new lights. A particular favourite was the Melt light, which looks totally different when turned on, it appears to become see through.

Tom Dixon - The Cinema
Tom Dixon – The Cinema
New Tom Dixon Spun Lights
New Tom Dixon Spun Lights
Tom Dixon Melt Lights
A Cluster of new Melt Lights
Tom Dixon cluster
A selection of famous Tom Dixon Cluster’s

Kartell
The Italian Masters of Plastic didn’t disappoint again. An amazing collection of new and old products with a twist. The Neon Boookworm was really cool and the new Mat finish Fly lights were stand-out pieces for us.

Kartell Room set at Milan Salone 2015
Kartell Room set at Milan Salone 2015
Kartell Toobe lights in transparent
Kartell Toobe lights in transparent
Kartell Glossy Table
New Kartell Glossy Table with gold legs
Kartell Fly Light in Mat finish
New Kartell Fly lights in Mat finish
Kartell Bookworm
Kartell NEON Bookworm!!!
Salone Milan 2015 didn’t disappoint, always an amazing show with plenty to see and be inspired by. Hope you enjoyed the round-up of our favourites, here’s looking forward to next year.

The Team at Cimmermann

Sofa Buying Guide – We choose our favourites

Choosing a sofa is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Things to consider – comfort, appearance, how hard-wearing is the fabric, style and size are some of the major factors.

Below we list our favourites in accordance with these factors when purchasing a sofa.

SCP Oscar

Matthew Hilton’s Oscar is fast becoming a Design Classic for SCP. Its appearance with its turned walnut legs is of a more traditional nature but the proportions and the way the seat has button pulls is truly modern and original. Available in many different sizes and fabrics, this truly is a Cimmermann favourite.

SCP Oscar Sofa
SCP Oscar Sofa looks stunning in this modernist house
SCP Oscar Sofa
SCP Oscar with Donna Wilson throws and cushions
HAY Mags Modular

Mags by HAY is a modular sofa offering clean lines in a modern Scandinavian style. One of our best-selling sofas due to the number of different configurations and hard-wearing fabric choices. Mostly suited to contemporary interior schemes with its straight edges and rigid seat style.

HAY Mags Modular Sofa
HAY Mags Modular Sofa in a Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric

Vitra Polder

A truly original sofa designed by Hella Jongerius for Vitra. Hella Jongerius chose five carefully selected colour combinations and fabric qualities for her Polder design. The colours are accentuated with high-tech threads and large buttons made from natural materials. In Holland, the term ‘Polder’ refers to the artificial land reclaimed from the sea by means of dikes and drainage canals, hence the design and appearance of Polder. This one is for the true Design Lovers out there.

Vitra Polder
Stunning and original Vitra Polder by Hella Jongerius
Polder Vitra Sofa
Rear view of the Polder Sofa by Vitra
Muuto Rest

If you want comfort then Rest is for you, so comfortable you won’t want to get up. The contrast between the defined back frame and the soft cushioning tells a story of the comfort that awaits you. Sit back and relax!

Muuto Rest Sofa
Pure Comfort – Muuto Rest Sofa
Rest by Muuto
Comfortable, stylish and hard wearing – Rest by Muuto
Vitra Suita

The Suita system family consists of many individual components, one of these is a table to fix too the back to create a neat work area. A modern style yet with a softness that the designer Antonio Citterio has carefully considered when designing Suita.


Suita by Vitra
Suita by Antonio Citterio for Vitra
Suita in Brown Leather
Suita in Brown Leather – stunning. Image courtesy of http://www.vitra.com/en-gb/product/suita?subfam.id=142006

Whatever your choice, you can’t fail with any of our favourite sofas – thats why we love them.

The Team at Cimmermann


Credit & Links:
http://www.vitra.com/en-gb/living
http://www.jongeriuslab.com/
http://instagram.com/cimmermanninteriors/#
http://news.scp.co.uk/press-area/scp/
http://files.hay.dk/files/folders/1117/thumbnails/14248964634821f74c51569/

http://www.channel4.com/4homes/rooms/living-room/living-room-buyers-guides

http://www.antoniocitterioandpartners.it/EN/Home.aspx