Salone Mobile 2011 kicks off in Milan in April and the buzz is already evident from all the way over here in Sydney.
We know many of you are going to be on the ground in Italy in coming weeks so we wanted to share some of the upcoming, not to be missed launches and installations.
As always manufacturers and suppliers are poised to wheel, deal and thrill their International guests throughout the frantic week in Northern Italy's fashion and design mecca.
BD Barcelona are make last minute preparations to unveil Alfredo Haberli's new piece: "Hyperbole". Working with Marti Guixe they will also present "Free Port", Neri + Hu will display their "Narcissist" vanity that was developed directly with Swarovski and the multi-award winning designs "Gaulino Chair" by Oscar Tusquets and Konstantin Grcic's "Table B" will also be on display for all to get up close and personal with!
Not to be outdone, the Dutch are making impressive plans. Collaboration being their focus this year, they will present a suite of new designs that where applicable will be upholstered in Missoni Home fabrics and finished with their cushions and carpets. Top Secret... hence no pictures (yet) is the launch of Artifort's new pieces "Shark" by the illustrious Rene Holten and an exciting, versatile sofa program from Toine van den Heuvel called: "Reflex".
Our friends at HIVE and KENNETH COBONPUE will jet across from Cebu and we are most excited about some of the lighting selections they have been busying away with for the past year. More of this will be reveiled in due course - stay tuned!