Trends | Milan Mix | May 2016

There was no shortage of statement pieces at last month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. The Italian design fair showed innovation and inspiration from the past—as well as from sailboats—and eye-catching looks.—Andrea Lillo


  • SpazioPontaccio
    Spazio Pontaccio
    Stained glass windows are translated into contemporary furniture in the Credenza collection from Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe.
  • AlessandraMeacci
    Alessandra Meacci
    Inspired by sailboats, Bolina is a modular system that creates a soft partition between spaces. It can be used as shelving for plants or books.
  • KairiEguchi
    Kairi Eguchi
    The Wood Mosaic collection was developed from remnants of Japanese cedar in block shapes and put together as a mosaic. It is available as a table, stool and bench, as well as two LED table lamps, one shown here.
  • DareRug
    Dare to Rug
    Launched in 2015, Dare to Rug offers a contemporary take on traditional patterns. One of its newest designs is Edgy, handtufted of New Zealand wool.
  • DolceGabbana
    SMEG’s Fab 28 refrigerator gets a fashion makeover from Dolce & Gabbana in this limited collection, handpainted by Sicilian artists with lemons, the trinacria symbol, cart wheels, medieval knights and battle scenes.
  • MissoniHome
    Missoni Home
    Using exclusive flame retardant fabrics, Fireworks reinterprets iconic motifs in different patterns and fabric weights. These fabrics cover sofas, armchairs, poufs, cushions and even large mirror frames.
  • Marz BrightBead
    Part of Marz’s Bright Bead lighting line, these new indigo-dyed wood pendants look great individually or in groups.
  • BilgeNurSaltik
    Bilge Nur Saltik
    The Blossom lighting line is made of handcrafted glass pieces cut into sharp circles, which refracts the light to create geometric patterns.
  • Boullion
    With a ceramic seat, the warm stool functions as a hot water bottle to help maintain body temperature.