LIFESTYLE PICKS: STANDOUT DESIGNS
IT’S EASY TO BE OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE AMAZING TALENTS AND OFFERINGS AT THE MILAN FURNITURE FAIR, AS YANG MEI LING FINDS OUT IN ITS 57TH EDITION, BUT HERE SHE ZOOMS IN ON A FEW OF HER FAVOURITES.
Check out some of the interesting designs that Yang Mei Ling discovered at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.
“Even with a site map in hand, I got lost very quickly, walking through the beautifully curated spaces at the fair that’s filled with all sorts of colours – but that’s precisely why I was drawn to this all-white display at Bitossi Ceramiche. A minimalist’s dream come true, the decor pieces comprised different forms and functions created by various designers, so you can take your pick from animal shapes, bowls, vases and more.” “If you like the idea of having graphic lines and eye-catching forms in your home or workspace (like your furniture, decor pieces, lighting or textile/ wallpaper), you’d love what French design collective Petite Friture has to offer. With its mix of vertical and horizontal lines, the Week-end range of outdoor furniture designed by Studio Brichet Ziegler creates a strong graphic presence – especially the lounge chair and coffee table that come in five colours. On top of that, the Loop Corolle Shelf designed by Amandine Chhor takes on a unique form as it holds your books and knick-knacks.” “Memorable spaces are made of colours, patterns or forms. If you’re into colour-blocking your outfits but can’t quite get your head around doing the same for your furniture, why not pick a few variants of your favourite shade to spruce up your home instead? A colour gradient is aesthetically pleasing, as demonstrated by this mishmash display of Lievore Altherr Molina designs from Italian furniture company, Arper.” “Unique, playful and functional, the Luna Cabinet that’s designed by awardwinning Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola for French design company Coedition is a conversation starter. The circular cabinet made of walnut veneer comes with sliding doors in green and blue lacquer as well as compartments so you can choose to display or hide your belongings.”
If you’re into colourblocking your outfits, why not pick a few variants of your favourite shade to spruce up your home? – Yang Mei Ling, Editor