During Milan Design Week, Jaime Hayon's Stone Age Folk (above) was a riotous room inspired by ancient folktales. Housed in a neoclassical palazzo ballroom, the architectural pavilion used more than 40 Caesarstone colors with metal and stained glass, and it was just one of a spate of designs to reinterpret inlay, cloisonné, and terrazzo. Nesso Matteo Cibic for Scarlet Splendour This collection of otherwise-straightforward shapes is elevated by a neoclassical grid pattern made of resin and brass inlay. The effect, demonstrated by the mint and brass console shown, is subtly spectacular. Portico Ferruccio Laviani for Emmemobili Made from curved walnut, Portico features a rounded Memphis-era form in muted jewel tones (appropriately, as Ferruccio Laviani was a founding member of the original group). The modular piece comes in two heights and can come with glossy lacquered doors to create a cabinet, or without to act as a partition. Painting screen Alessandra Baldereschi for De Castelli Italian metal brand De Castelli gave seven female designers the brief to create furniture pieces that made metals feel warm and alive. Italian designer Alessandra Baldereschi combined steel, copper, brass, and iron to create this serene earth-toned screen. Corrispondenza tiles DIMORESTUDIO for Ceramica Bardelli These kaleidoscopic tiles come in seven geometric designs that are meant to resemble origami when combined. Each tile is handmade and can be used on interior floors and walls; the tiles are approximately eight by eight inches. Magic Stone Geometric table Rooms A stunning terrazzo tabletop with geometric patterns that evoke the magic of the cosmos sits atop solid steel legs.
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Once again, top-drawer design talents—Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, Ingo Maurer, Nendo, and Daniel Libeskind among them—claimed the limelight at the last Salone del Mobile. More than 300,ooo attendees navigated the halls of the Rho exhibition center, while closer to the center of Milan, satellite shows and exhibitions drew crowds to more avant-garde events. Here's a selection of our favorite pieces. Rival Artek While created as a work chair for the home office, this swiveling seat has a distinctive presence. Fabricated of birch, in high- and low-back styles; leather and fabric upholstery. Designed by Konstantin Grcic. Flying Flames Ingo Maurer Repositionable downlights and dimmable LED “candles” are held by magnets to a ceiling-mounted canopy that contains an integrated electronic ballast. Designed by Moritz Waldemeyer and Ingo Maurer and team. SU Collection Emeco These simple stools are offered with seats of reclaimed oak, recycled polyethylene, or an eco-friendly “concrete” material, atop legs of anodized aluminum or wooden legs. Designed by Nendo. 22nd Floor Moroso Folded steel and aluminum comprise an all-in-one seating and table unit. Varying the palette of textiles and surface materials creates a custom design. Designed by Tord Boontje. Carbon Fiber Chair Coalesse Weighing less than five pounds and capable of supporting 300 pounds, this stacking chair takes full advantage of the technical properties of carbon fiber. Designed by Michael Young. Shanty Summer BD Barcelona Design Each of the corrugated door panels fronting this cabinet opens in a different direction. Available in several color schemes. Designed by Doshi Levien. Paul Smith & Maharam Carl Hansen & Son Modern classics including the Wing Chair, the Shell Chair, CH28, and the CH163 sofa all receive the signature striped treatment. Textiles by Paul Smith & Maharam; chair designed by Hans Wegner. Paragon Artemide A body of extruded aluminum in matte black or anodized grey finishes, this blade-like floor fixture uses a dimmable LED lamp. Designed by Daniel Libeskind. N=N05 Casamania Breaking apart the components of a traditional sofa, this chair’s seat and backrest float separately, but are linked together by a thin exposed framework. The integral side table is made of ash wood. Designed by Luca Nichetto and Nendo. Big Will Magis This wheeled work or dining table extends to seat eight. The witty wheel-like pair of legs slide for easy expansion. Designed by Philippe Starck. Tuareg Foscarini This tubular fixture’s three LED light sources adjust 360 degrees and can be operated independently, allowing it to be used as a reading lamp, wall lamp, or floor lamp. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani.