Sottssas – Memphis to Milan @ Salone Milan 2014

Sottssas – Memphis to Milan @ Salone Milan 2014

The Memphis collections were playful and polymorphic, and the 2014 Gallery exhibition at the Stelline Refactory, was a tribute to Memphis and its designers

Yet above all it celebrated the spirit ambiguous , complexity and contradictory ideas which make these objects the timeless icons in an era marked by narcissism and the culture of the ephemeral.

De Natura Fossilium @ Salone Milan 2014

De Natura Fossilium @ Salone Milan 2014

Studio Formafantasma, from Holland, created one of the most fascinating shows at the Salone 2014, titled “De Natura Fossilium”.

The designers scoured the volcanic landscape over a period of a few months, filled their sacks with various rocks, and hauled the material back to their studio in the Netherlands, before melting the rock in a local metal workshop

Designing with Air @ Salone Milan 2014

Designing with Air @ Salone Milan 2014

A creative team from Fabrica led by Sam Baron has designed a number of installations that “give shape to air” – the most commonly employed means to transfer heat .

The exhibition presented eight main design themes that develop the same concept with different formal results, distinguished by a stated temperature.

Tom Dixon ( PT 2 / 2 ) @ Salone Milan 2014

Tom Dixon ( PT 2 / 2 ) @ Salone Milan 2014

Tom Dixon is still on a mission to design, illuminate and furnish the future with innovative lighting, furniture and accessories of longevity, simplicity and a materiality inspired by Britain’s unique heritage.

For 2014 his theme was based upon the archetypical British members’ club which he reworked into a contemporary version – a modern day home-away-from-home, a plush and cultured haven where pleasure and work collide..

Bonacina Vittorio 1889 @ Salone Milan 2014

Bonacina Vittorio 1889 @ Salone Milan 2014

The continuity from having a strong and design focussed 3rd generation Italian family business, ensures that Vittorio Bonacino’s product collections are developed with a sound and complete understanding of the right balance between craftsmanship and design.

A commitment to excellence means the best materials, deep understanding, skilled craftsmanship and patience all ensure the timelessness of Vittorio Bonacina’s products

Young Designer’s @ Salone Milan 2014

Young Designer’s @ Salone Milan 2014

Salone magazine – Interni King Size – nominates a selection of the most promising “Young Designers”, who have numerous products on show with different manufacturers at this years Salone

Look out for these designers in years to come – they will definitely be leaving their mark based on this years showings

Tom Dixon ( Pt 1 / 2 ) @ Salone Milan 2014

Tom Dixon ( Pt 1 / 2 ) @ Salone Milan 2014

Tom Dixon‘s 2014 accessories collection is inspired by the industrial qualities of engineering, with a beautiful play on industrial machine parts, utilising semi-precious materials like brass, copper and glass.

Famed for his previous collection of furniture, lighting and accessories, Tom Dixon’s accessories collection shows his continued talent to produce innovative and interesting design that deals with every day objects and the pursuit to reinvent them in a beautifully resolved design.

Transform – Amazing in Motion @ Salone Milan 2014

Transform – Amazing in Motion @ Salone Milan 2014

Transform fuses technology and design to celebrate its transformation from a piece of still furniture to a dynamic machine driven by the stream of data and energy.

Created by Professor Hiroshi Ishii and the Tangible Media Group from the MIT Media lab, Transform aims to inspire viewers with unexpected transformations, as well as the aesthetics of the complex machine in motion.