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

Salone 2014 Milan – The Fair

Salone furniture fair is over for another year. Here we bring you our favourite moments from the fair.

Punt had some really exciting new products. The Literatura Light and new Stockholm sideboards were particularly cool.

Stockholm Low Sideboard by Punt
Stockholm low sideboard from Punt new black metal top
Salone 2014 - New Literatura Light from Punt
New Literatura Light from Punt

For the first time Tom Dixon exhibited in the main hall at the Salone fair. His stand as expected was stunning. With clusters of Beat lights, mirrorballs and new furniture it was a feast for the eyes.

Salone - New from Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon new Gold Mirror Ball suspension lights
Salone - New Tom Dixon Beat Lights
New Grey Beat Lights from tom Dixon
Tom Dixon Cell Lights
Tom Dixon Cell Lights
Tom Dixon - the man himself
Tom Dixon – the man himself

Kartell went for a Precious Gold theme and it sure lived upto the billing. A collection of classics and new products in Gold, Silver and Copper Hues. Who should brush past us looking at his new designs, none other than legendary designer Philippe Starck.

Kartell - Precious Gold
Kartell – Precious Gold, Masters, Componibilli, Gnome and much more all in gold, copper or silver
Philippe Starck on the Kartell Stand
Philippe Starck on the Kartell Stand
Kartell new Masters Chairs
Kartell new Masters Chairs

Vitra didn’t fail to impress with some stunning new pieces from Barber Osgerby – our particular favourite being the Mariposa Sofa, Alexander Girard re-issues and new colours for the Eames Chairs.

 Vitra Mariposa Sofa by Barber Osgerby
New Vitra Mariposa Sofa by Barber Osgerby
Salone 2014 - New Shelving Barber Osgerby
New shelving from Barber Osgerby for Vitra
Salone - Girard new prints from Vitra
Alexander Girard new prints from Vitra
Eames Aluminium Chairs Vitra
New Colours for the iconic Eames Aluminium chairs

Amongst the hundereds of Italian companies stood out the quintessentially British brand SCP and what a breathe of fresh air it was. Re-issues from Jasper Morrison, new Donna Wilson, shelving from Terence Woodgate all very exciting. My only regret Whiskey was being served from 4 but I didn’t quite make it – next year hopefully!!!

SCP at Salone
SCP stand at Salone 2014
SCP Salone
New tables from SCP and Woodgate new slim design sofa
SCP and Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison first product designed for SCP re-issue

We has such an exciting time in Milan this year, keep your eyes open on our website for all the new products as and when they are launched but for now bye bye Milan 2014.

The Team at Cimmermann

Salone 2014 Milan – Bergamo

This year for the Salone Fair the Cimmermann Team chose to stay in the medieval town of Bergamo.

Choosing to stay in the upper city (Città Alta), surrounded by its Venetian walls that were built in the 17th Century and forms the historic centre of Bergamo. Città Alta is a great place to visit. Its cobbled Italian streets mixed with its designer boutiques – it has something for everyone.
We chose to stay at the Gombit hotel a designer hotel based right in the centre of the old town. Next to the Torre del Gombito, a thirteenth century stone tower,  the hotel is an experimental laboratory and gallery where young artists work together to keep the interiors fresh and alive.

Hotel Gombit Reception
Cool Vespa in the Hotel Gombit reception – Harry wants one!!

We visited the beautiful San Vigilio with its castle , only way to get there is by a really cool funicular. While we were there we visited an amazing restaurant Ristorante Baretto, local food a plenty – the sausage and black bean pasta was exceptional.

View from San Vigilio - amazing!!
View from San Vigilio – amazing!!
Streets of San Vigilo
Streets of San Vigilo

The old squares and piazzas in Bergamo are quintessentially Italian and offer numerous eateries, landmarks to see and places to quench your thirst!

Salone 2014 - Bergamo
Beautiful Church in Bergamo’s main Square
Salone 2014 - Bergamo
Beautiful day in Bergamo!
View from below of the Old Town "Citta Alta" in Bergamo
View from below of the Old Town “Citta Alta” in Bergamo
Cobbled streets of Bergamo
Cobbled streets of Bergamo
Bergamo Boutiques
One of the cool designer boutiques in Bergamo

We would highly recommend a trip to Bergamo, a beautiful and unspoilt gem in Northern Italy, perfect for relaxing before the main Milan Salone show.

Look out for our next Blog Post – Salone 2014 the Fair where we review our favourites and show you some of the amazing new products that were shown.

The Team at Cimmermann including Harry!

Punt – Brand In Focus

Punt are a Spanish company who were formerly known as Punt Mobles. Their wide range of products are inspiring and unique.

Established in the 1980’s Punt‘s product range has grown and now includes some truly stunning designs. Over the years they have worked with designers such as Marc Krusin, Terence Woodgate, Vicent Martinez and many more.

Their longest standing design is Literatura. A storage system available in many configurations and colours. The ingenious element of this design is the way the front storage operates on a runner that slides along the system – therefore hiding tvs for example behind it and doubling the storage space. The first storage system to use the ladder system making the configuration unique to the user – Literatura is a true Design Classic. At Salone 2014 they are launching a new open Literatura range – can’t wait to see it.

New Literatura and Breda
New for 2014 – Literatura open and Breda chairs

More recent designs from Punt include Stockholm sideboard. The top of Stockholm is metal in a Pale Pink or Gold colour.

Punt Stockholm
Punt Stockholm – Pink top
Punt - New Stockholm low sideboard
New for 2014 – Stockholm low sideboard

Other favourites of ours include Slats, Literatura Light, Tactile and Dot.

Punt Slats
Slats by Marc Krusin
Punt Literatura Light
Literatura Light in dark wood
Punt Tactile Sideboard
Tactile sideboard in white and walnut
Dot System by Terence Woodgate
Dot system by Terence Woodgate

Learn more about the Punt story –

Punt offer products that can’t be compared to anything else, the quality and originality is what makes Punt stand out from the crowd.

The Team at Cimmermann

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
tom dixon salone 2014 1
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

CREDITS

http://www.knstrct.com/furniture-design-blog/2014/3/16/precious-kartell-philippe-starck-reimagines-the-masters-chair