Today, Upholstery Fabrics takes you on a journey through every name of the design world that plays a role in this design fair. From Italian interior designers to craftsmanship, be sure you don’t miss a thing.
Launched in Milan in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian exports of furnishing and accessories, the Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark event for the furnishing and design sector.
The Salone is held in Milan in April every year, during Milan Design Week, along with the biennial Euroluce exhibition in odd years and EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition in even years.
Italian Luxury Brands
The Roberto Cavalli Group, controlled by Italian investment fund Clessidra SGR, is one of the most important Italian companies operating in the luxury fashion, accessories and lifestyle sectors.
Being one of the biggest names in the Italian luxury brand‘s world, Roberto Cavalli Interiors has a regular presence at Salone del Mobile. In 2018, the brand joined the Tahiti chaise longue to its permanent collection after the chair’s success at the 2017 edition of the event.
The rich Fendi Casa catalogue contains furnishings for every area of your home. Seamlessly integrating modern advancements with retro details, the collection adds an elegant and inviting ambience.
This year, the incredible luxury brand will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Salone del Mobile!
The Armani Casa aesthetic philosophy focuses on simple lines and perfect proportions, enriched by precious materials, refined finishes, and elegant textiles.
The distinctive style incorporates a harmonious combination of different inspirations and design codes to form a sophisticated atmosphere.
Porada has its origin from the passion of wood. It was established in 1968 by Luigi Allievi with the aim of expanding the production of chairs, started in 1948.
Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia is a leading Italian company in the international world of designer furniture for both decors:
– Home (B&B Italia Home Division);
– Contract (B&B Italia Contract Division).
The Missoni Home collection, designed by Rosita Missoni, is produced and distributed by T&J Vestor, a leading Italian company in home textiles and furnishings, since the early 80s.
The brand is present at the most authoritative international trade fairs, like Salone del Mobile, appealing to architects and designers for their creative installations. Furthermore, the ever-growing active presence on the internet is remarkable.
Since the 1960s, the vision of Alberto Vignatelli, the Luxury Living Group’s founder, has been embodied in interior design solutions that fully interpret the several trends and influences of our contemporary lifestyle.
Meticulous crafting, the most prestigious materials and a study of design, combine to produce exclusive furniture and accessories ranging from minimal abstraction to fashion inspirations, to current expressions of grand decor.
Other Luxury Brands
For over fifteen years, Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs.
The venture founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers is named after their native Dutch word for beautiful.
Bentley furniture and homeware design inspired by the time-honoured craftsmanship and material selection that characterise Bentley car interiors.
Besides the cars, Bentley Home is a partnership between Bentley and Club House Italia, the artisan furniture designer.
BoConcept was born in Denmark in 1952, and today is a premium retail lifestyle brand, with close to three hundred stores in over sixty countries.
They design, produce and sell contemporary furniture, accessories and lighting for living, dining, sleeping, home-office and outdoor spaces.
Kettal’s raison d’être is the creation of timeless furniture, functional and expressive, which represents a contemporary culture and provides solutions to the emerging needs of modern life, based on a blend of creativity, customisation, innovation and modern production.
Kettal works with the most important names in the international design scene including Patricia Urquiola, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Rodolfo Dordoni, and so on, who collectively have contributed to what is a well rounded, innovative and unique collection.
Ritz Paris Home Collection, a part of the Luxury Living Group, caters a line of furnishings and accessories that, interpretable in a metamorphic and dynamic way, sketches out the unique and sophisticated lifestyle.
Tom is a restless innovator who works mainly in lighting, accessories and furniture. From his departure point in the early eighties, he has constantly reinvented himself through a series of different design lives – working with luxury Italian goods.
Italian Interior Designers
Spanish by birth, and Italian by choice, Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain and studied architecture in Madrid before graduating from the Milan Politecnico in 1989.
She is one of the most coveted interior designers in the world and the keywords for her work are rigour and emotion, innovation and mental comfort. At Salone del Mobile, she showcases her work and collaborations with other brands, like with Kartell.
Besides his architecture career alongside Patricia Viel, Antonio Citterio has an amazing path as a designer.
In the 2018 edition of Salone del Mobile, the designers shined with his special collections with B&B Italia. That collaboration has repeated itself once again, being presented at the 2019 edition.
Other Interior Designers
Jean Nouvel is one of the most innovative influential architects of our time. Throughout his career, the French architect has created plenty of astonishing projects, such as museums, concert halls, theatres and hotels.
His atelier is one of the largest architecture practices in France, with a team of skilled professionals.
Nate Berkus is perhaps best known for being a celebrity designer, author and TV personality, as a matter of fact, he has a TLC show (Nate and Jeremiah by Design), who he hosts with his spouse and fellow designer, Jeremiah Brent.
His timeless style is one of the most distinctive trademarks of his work. Every project he takes on, he does so taking into consideration that every space or product needs to tell a story, making one of the most influential designers of our time.
Throughout his career, Pesce’s exuberant work has experimented with colour and industrial materials like polyurethane foam, resin, and plastics.
Recent projects have been inspired by natural forms, like a couch that looks like a mountain range and tables that call to mind bodies of water (complete with miniature beaches and islands).
Fornasetti’s ‘Theme and Variations’ have come to comprise hundreds of transformations, alterations, ironic re-imaginations and decorative re-interpretations over the years.
The artist deployed his infinite imagination towards Cavalieri’s melancholy eyes and plump lips, adapting the face to be framed in a variety of surreal scenarios and situations. This amazing interpretation has taken Italian craftsmanship across the globe.
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