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  • ZANOTTA,  Hall 16 Stand A23 B16 - Designed by Frank Rettenbacher, the Emil side table sports new wood, copper or brass finishes, its versatility meaning it is perfectly at home in any room of the house. The solid wood surface contrasts with the brilliant rebar base (copper- or brass-plated), feeling almost soft to the touch.
  •  ILLULIAN Hall 7 - Stand L18 In keeping with the "flamingo mania" trend, the Flamingos rug is made from wool and very pure silk with natural colours. It is hand-knotted using the oldest artisan techniques. It belongs to the Design Collection, which stands out for its modern, minimalist, floral and geometric designs, in keeping with the latest fashion trends.
  •  ETHIMO,  Hall 10 Stand A03 B01 - Inspired by the veins in leaves, Clostra (design Emmanuel Gallina) is an accessory of great potential, a screen for protecting or for dividing indoor or outdoor spaces. It is made up of modular panels with horizontal teak staves - which come in two different forms, and an aluminium structure, with a base that can be completed with a flower holder.
  •  AGAPE CASA,  Via Palermo 1 - The Mangiarotti Collection, a series of precious objects designed by Angelo Mangiarotti, will be the focal point of the "Counterbalance: the design Poetry of Angelo Mangiarotti" show, which will be held in the AgapeCasa Fuori Salone space from 3 to 9 April, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. A series with new marble finishes will give new relevance to the collection that the Master has consigned to history.
  • CASSINA, Via Durini 16 -  SoftProps, designed by Konstantin Grcic, is a system of seats made up of modular elements in two sizes that is put together beginning with the pouf before arranging the cushions. Another distinctive element is the visible tube around the edge made up of four interchangeable parts fitted together by invisible joints that make it possible to create various compositions.
  •  BILLIANI, Hall 5 - Stand C06 - Irony is the stylistic hallmark of the Puccio family of seats and side tables (design Emilio Nanni) inspired by milking stools. A cross between memories and design, Puccio offers informal solutions for coffee bars and other spaces for socialising. It is available entirely in wood or with rebar bases and wooden surfaces.
  •  MOROSO,  Hall 16 Stand A29 B22 - Joséphine Baker's irony and ability to rein¬vent herself is celebrated in Josephine by Gordon Guillaumier, which comes as a sofa or loveseat and is distinctive for its rounded and sinuous design and delicate proportions, lightened further by the seat visibly raised from the floor. Also available in the 'dressed' variant with fringe applied to the base.
  •  CAPPELLINI, Cappellini Point  Bastioni di Porta Nuova 9 -  The historic Sistemi collection (design Studio Cappellini) is revisited for April?s Design Week. New dimensions, new modules, new woods and new colours in line with the latest fashions to create small and large items of furniture for the home and the office.
  •  ZALF , Hall 10  Stand C19 D1 - A new version of the Link System of bookshelves designed by the R&S design team and Roberto Gobbo with the ad¬dition of intermediate sides that make it possible to freely stack closed or open compartment modules of 135, 165 and 180 cm, and with the introduction of pastel shades, thermo structured materials with wood finish and slate cretto.
  •  GERVASONI,  Hall 5 Stand F15 - The soft Inout 419 armchair (design Paola Navone), upholstered in a fabric with a digital print that ironically suggests the texture of wood, is also suitable for outdoor spaces. It is padded with polyester and polyure¬thane foam; the cover is removable and water-re-pellent. Measurements 143 cm wide and 115 cm deep.
  •  INFINITI,  Hall 12 Stand C03 D06 - Designed by Philippe Tabet, Ruelle expresses the perfect synthesis between the light aluminium of the structure  and the solid wood of the backrest  in beech or oak multiply. The clean design and the wide backrest recall the typical chairs of the bistrots that fill and enliven the ruelles of France.
  •  RIMADESIO,  Hall 5 Stand D11 E12 -  Part of the Self furniture system designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, this new display case module has a clean and simple design, clear and distinct lines and pure and continuous surfaces. Available in numerous colours and finishes, it stands out for its new door in extruded aluminium equipped with built-in hinges and free of visible joints and screws.
  •  FLEXFORM,  Hall 5  Stand E05 F08 - Following the success of the dining chair, the Isabel collection, designed by Carlo Colombo, is expanded with a sofa and two armchairs. The one completely upholstered in saddle leather, including the legs and armrests, is particularly special and maintains a clean  and simple profile entrusting the expressiveness of the project to the fine materials.
  •  MDF ITALIA,  Hall 16  Stand B19 C28 - From a research into materials resulted AXY, the new table system designed by Claudio Bellini. Four possible configura¬tions: fixed, extendable and the new version comfort - fixed or extensible. Thanks to the wide choice of materials and finishes Axy is suitable both for indoor and outdoor environment.
  •  FLOU, Hall 7 Stand A15-B12 - The bed designed by Carlo Colombo, Amal with base and headboard in fabric, leather or faux leather, completely removable. The metal contours that ennoble the piece, offered in three finishes, shiny gold, opaque burnished and glossy black nickel, attach the cover to the sides of the headboard, emphasising the padding and softness.
  •  RIVA 1920 | LAMBORGHINI,  Hall 6  Stand A23 B20 - Design, innovation, cutting-edge technology, emotions, attention to detail but also a strong traditional element to the new desk designed by Karim Rashid, the product of the collaboration between the two international brands and distinctive for its soft and sinuous lines with the table surface in solid wood and the fronts covered with cuoietto leather.
  •  NATUZZI ITALIA,  Hall 16  Stand E41 F40 - A sofa completed and embellished with a coffee table, desk, table and side tables: the Kendo system by Studio Memo stands out for its minimalist lines and rich details, ensuring it will stand out in every setting. A harmonious series in which the linearity of the structure combines with the sophisticated blend of materials.
  •  LEMA,  Hall 7 Stand B15 C20 - Multi-faceted, multi-functional and customisable: the Cases sideboard by Francesco Rota stands out for its elegant solid and void, high and low contrasts. Outside: a heat-treated oak frame and 60's style titanium-coloured metal legs; inside: cabinet, chest of drawers, display case and mobile bar, giving rise to various different compositions.
  •  B&B ITALIA,  via Durini 14 - Ray Outdoor Natural is the new family of chairs for the outdoors, designed by Antonio Citterio and made up of sofas, modular elements and armchairs. With its lightweight frame in extruded aluminium, it features a 'rope' weave that mimics natural abaca. It's made in textilene, a material that is perfectly suited to exterior environments.
  •  LIVING DIVANI,  Hall 7 Stand C11 D16 - Rectangular, square or round, high or low, the new Era side table by Spanish designer David Lopez Quincoces is a versatile element suitable for any space, domestic or contract. The laser-cut sheet metal structure and HPL surface dialogue perfectly with the slender legs, also two-tone and in two different materials.
  •  POTOCCO,  Hall 7 Stand L19-M20 - A dynamic woven ash effect lies at the base of the new Torso table by Gianluigi Landoni: a divertissement with which the company expresses its mastery in the processing of wood, which joins the cement of the large surface in a meeting of textures that makes the table the absolute showpiece of the dining room or of a swish meeting room.
  •  MOLTENI&C,  Hall 20 Stand A01 B02 C02 - The brand continues the valorization of Gio Ponti's archive, with a new edition of D.156.3 chair. The chair has a structure in natural maple wood or lacquered semi-gloss black color; the particular ergonomic backrest is made of elastic belts, which support the soft quilted and profiled pillow.
  •  TACCHINI, Hall 16 Stand C25 - Rivestito dei Poissons d'ispirazione orientale dell'artista Art Déco Jean Dunand, Nebula, progetto del 2015 di Pearson Lloyd, diventa Nebula Poissons, una versione d'arte, un elemento fortemente suggestivo, che non delimita né semplicemente decora, ma trasfigura i luoghi, grazie anche alle sue geometrie variabili, alle diverse dimensioni e alle varianti di colore.
  •  RIFLESSI, Piazza Velasca 6 - Perla, strongly connected with an evocative female world, boasts a precious balance of forms, which from the eccentric intersec¬tion of the back legs rises up to the sinuous teardrop backrest and the comfortable seat in a blend of beauty and style. Designed by Stefano Sandonà and Sabrina Bettini, it comes in various colours and materials.
  •  DE CASTELLI,  Hall 8 Stand C62- Polifemo, by Elena Salmistraro, is an evocative credenza with a large central eye that serves as a handle. Its 'body' is supported by slen¬der metal legs. Polifermo belongs to the Tracing Identity collection, a project curated by Evelina Bazzo that brings together seven female designers identified for their specific design languages.
  •  PORRO, Hall 7 Stand D15 E14 - Kite, designed by Gam Fratesi, is equally at home in the waiting areas of an office or in a period residence thanks to its evergreen appearance and timeless charm. The black rebar structure marries with the internal padding in the highly elegant leather version and in the fabric version, which plays around with colours, textures and decorations.
  •  KETTAL, Hall 20 Stand E24 - Doshi Levien has created new products for Cala collection, including a dining chair, a series of tables and low stools. The table chair has a monolithic and bold presence, in contrast with the lightness of the chairs.
  •  GIORGETTI, Hall 5  Stand G07 H10 - Part of Open-air, the company's first outdoor collection, the Apsara modular chairs system, designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, complete with coffee tables, can be adapted to suit the time of day, commitments and guests. The aluminium frame in carob brown colour alternates with wooden slats in African teak.

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4 APR 2017
For seven days, Milan swarms with events. From the trade fair centre of Rho that hosts the 56th edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile to the city centre, enlivened by the FuoriSalone circuit

The  streets of the city are suffused with an effervescent atmosphere charged with electricity that connects visitors with the surrounding environment, making them feel an integral part of a lively microcosm that, for one week a year, brings together the best in design with the most dynamic international public.

This is Milan, the city that FederlegnoArredo dubbed, in the captivating slogan that accompanies the 56th edition of the Salone del Mobile, the “Capital of Design”. For seven days, during Design Week, its districts become centres of creativity, ful­crums of events, installations, exhibitions and presentations, as well as the venue for the most convivial cocktail parties, street parades, openings hosted in brand show­rooms, museums and institutions… All that’s required is to carefully plan the diary!

This year, FuoriSalone is divided among renowned districts like Tortona, Brera, Ventura-Lambrate, the district of the 5VIE (five streets) and new entries, like the Isola Design District; the Triennale in Via Durini at Superstudio in the Santambro­gio area at the Università degli Studi through to Porta Venezia.

And, while the combination of design-art-culture dominates the city, interior design is the real star of Milan’s Salone del Mobile.Milano. In the Rho Fiera exhibition area, there’s a whirl of proposals for furniture in all its stylistic and production variety: design, luxury, lighting and office (in the proposals of the Biennials at Euroluce and Workplace 3.0).

There’s great emphasis on the outdoors, now considered as an extension of the home; a huge variety of accessories including cupboards, dressing tables and cof­fee tables that perfectly combine function and decoration, alongside the large articles for the living room, increasingly presented as islands of total comfort; in the night zone, centre stage is taken by the wardrobes, discreet architectural ele­ments with a strong, clean look.

In the photogallery the major developments in contemporary design on display at the exhibition.

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