To­mor­row’s world

This month id fo­cuses on some of the high­lights of this year’s Mi­lan De­sign Week, the epi­cen­tre of which is the an­nual Salone del Mo­bile… Some of our favourite new re­leases seen there will be in UAE stores in the next month or so.

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Arecord 415,000 vis­i­tors de­scended

on Salone In­ter­nazionale Del Mo­bile at Rho Fair­ground, where a mul­ti­tude of new con­cepts and ideas were pre­sented to a truly global au­di­ence.

Dot­ted among the crowds were, as usual, a large num­ber of UAE and GCC de­sign­ers and ar­chi­tects, as well as buy­ers in search of in­spi­ra­tion.

The bian­nual EuroCucina and Salone In­ter­nazionale del Bagno ex­hi­bi­tions were a huge pull, but it was the halls of fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories that had the big­gest buzz.

The Fuorisa­lone in-town ac­tiv­i­ties were equally ex­cit­ing, and many com­pa­nies also chose to launch their new col­lec­tions there.

In this month’s De­sign For­mula (p. 35) sec­tion we present the fab­u­lous new bath­rooms seen there. (The new kitchens trends were show­cased in our June is­sue.)

Here we have cho­sen ten newly launched prod­ucts that will soon be seen in the UAE’s de­sign show­rooms and re­tail shops – in­clud­ing items that have been de­signed by mem­bers of the id De­sign Awards 2018 jury…

De­signed by UNS­tu­dio’s Fu­tures team, the USM booth at the Salone del Mo­bile was ac­claimed as the best stand in the show Us­ing some 8.9 tons of ma­te­rial in­clud­ing 5,000 iconic– USM Haller balls struc­ture is the big­gest that the Swiss firm has ever built

Cosm, de­signed by Berlin-based Stu­dio 7.5, is Her­man Miller’s first task chair, with an au­to­matic tilt and the in­dus­try’s first sus­pen­sion arm­rest that pro­vide a sen­sa­tion of bal­ance and com­fort

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