12 months on...

With the worlds largest and most coveted furniture fair kicking off in the magical Milano today (and if you’re lucky to be visiting the famed fair, don’t forget to grab a copy of our Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013 guide here) we thought we’d take a little journey down memory lane and spend some time looking at a small portion of the products which arose from last years fair which now feel like a comfortable old pair of jeans, while their parents (our suppliers) prep their latest offspring for their time in the Italian sun.

ENEA’s Lottus program by Lievore, Altherr & Molina launched with a new series offering upholstery, timber, polyprop and metal finishes to expand into what is now a staple family of chairs being specified the world over.

ANDREU WORLD showcased the newest additions to their Red Dot Award winning collection Sail by Piergiorgio Cazzaniga offering the elegant and subtle formed chair in wood and leather, and the show-stopping Nub series by Patricia Urquiola, the colourful and shapely series which  simultaneously gives a nod to the past and hurls itself into the future.

Well, didn’t SANCAL and Karim Rashid kick some goals with the Float collection.  The hugely popular colourful and fun, high and low back options destined for public spaces with interchangeable coat racks, upholstery and seat options was an international hit.  Forming part of the larger Flash! Collection is Party and Copla, both taking a new approach to colour and scale to round out the Sancal 2012 repertoire.

VONDOM, Vondom, Vondom.  What a year.  Releasing Teresa Sapey’s Adan collection of illuminated pots, planters, and tables, the lush Faz daybed by Ramon Esteve, Moma collection of outdoor furniture by Spain’s Javier Mariscal and the optical-illusionary Pillow series.

Dutch company ARTIFORT presented am engaging mix of contemporary, brand-new pieces alongside some re-released classics by the likes of Geoffrey Harcourt and Pierre Paulin.  Apps Collection from Richard Hutten dabbled with two-tone complimentary upholstery and re-relasing Harcourt’s F587, a button stud upholstered variant and Paulin’s Concord Lounge.

All of the above product is available at KE-ZU and through its national distribution network.

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