Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home – 2

Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home – 2

Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst—the duo behind design label Vij5— worked with Mieke Meijer of NewspaperWood and designer Floris Hovers to create a new version of the Tabloid Table (part of a range of furniture and accessories they’ve been developing over the years). To achieve an element of color in their material created from newspapers, they used paper from variously hued dailies. The coffee table is made from Italy’s pink La Gazetta dello Sport (and supported by Hovers’ pink steel frame), while other pieces are made from Italia Oggi, Asharq Al-Awsat and the Financial Times.

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Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with Lera Moiseeva, Sucabaruca is a ceramic pour-over coffee set created for Canadian design shop Mjölk. The series of conical shapes includes a hand-engraved pot (or decanter) at the base, a large cone as the filter (which fits on top of the pot) and then three rounded cups. The set comes in a few colorways with the pastel set representing the characteristics of Japanese architecture.

Veteran designer Inga Sempé continues Hay’s reign as leaders in subtly colorful home wares with Pinorama, a pinboard coming soon to the Danish design shop. The metal grid Pinorama comes in a range of colors, but the pastel rainbow turns this into what the Parisian designer calls “wall furniture” that is just as nice on its own or filled with keys, pictures, important papers or anything that needs pinning.

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Textile designer Mae Engelgeer‘s “Yeah” rug integrates her signature aesthetic typically imbued in more traditional fabrics with Berber and Boucherouite style carpets. The multi-tone color-blocked rug is hand-knotted and produced in Nepal by Dutch rug manufacturer Marc Janssen, from 100% wool.

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Les Volieres by Italian designer Cristina Celestino for Seletti brings an outdoor material inside. The grid wire storage units are crafted from iron rod and painted iron sheets, and feature adjustable glass shelves which reflect the objects resting on them.

Slovenian design students Dea Kaker and Eva Ferlan—who work under the label DeaEva—created “Pina,” a collection of hand-turned wood vases and candleholders inspired by the dancer Pina Bausch. The pastels are balanced by strong geometry in the totem-like design for a contemporary take on an ancient form.

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Studio WM, which is Design Academy Eindhoven grads Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon, use their respective specializations to create ideal combinations of form an d function. Their lighting projects are as clever as they are visually pleasing, and their Lucent Mirros are made with dichroic glass so that the translucence and appearance change depending on the source of illumination.

Product shots courtesy of respective studios, installation photos by Karen Day

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Jeanine Naviaux

President

On The Inside Design

1 Comment

  1. Tutaj

    Great job, thanks:-). Best regards. PR

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