Pop, Tech, and Circumstance
edited by Elana Frankel -- Interior Design, 7/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
Fashion and style trends came and went at this year's Milan furniture fair, now dubbed Cosmit. In between sushi at Nobu Armani (designed by Vladimir Kagan), pasta at Santa Lucia, and shopping sprees at Marni's new location (designed by Future Systems), we spotted Pucci-clad chairs, furniture upholstered in our favorite Manuel Canovas fabric, and transparent egg-shaped seating. Other personal preferences: Hannes Wettstein's Alfa chair for Molteni (www.molteni.it or www.formatnyc.com), Ron Arad's Table That Ate The Chairs for Cassina (www.cassina.com), Marcel Wander's Blo lighting fixture from Flos (www.flos.it), and Christophe Pillet's meditation pod for Edra (www.edra.com).
Cappellini: The company dressed up Patrick Norguet's Rive Droite chair with Pucci fabric. Cappellini Modern Age, 102 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012. www.cappellini.it.
Büro Für Form: Of the new and notable, the leather Rocker is one of an eight-piece collection. Büro Für Form, 12 Hans Sachs Strasse, Munich, Germany 80469. Meet@buerofuerform.de.
Zanotta: Emilio Nanni designed Drop, an armchair with a chrome-plated steel frame and foam padding that has removable outer covers in fabric or leather. Zanotta, 57 Via Vittorio Veneto, Nova Milanese, Italy 20054. www.zanotta.it or email@example.com.
Pierantonio Bonacina: Designed by Fabiano Trabucchi, the Dafne armchair is woven in wicker with a stainless-steel base. Pierantonio Bonacina, 20/a Via S. Andrea, Lurago d'Erba, Italy 22040. www.bonacinapierantonio.it.
Arper: Ston, designed by Lievore, Altherr, Molina, is offered in bleached or wenge-stained oak. The seat and back can be covered in leather. Arper, 99 Via Callalta, Silea, Italy 31057. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mooi: Flower Chair is part of Marcel Wanders' new collection of lighting and furniture. Mooi, www.mooi.com.
Sputnik: Pod, designed by Kaname Okajima, is just one of 35 new products introduced by this international consortium of designers. www.gosputnik.com.
B&B Italia: Landscape, designed by Jeffrey Bernett, is a chaise longue with an adjustable headrest. Upholstered in felt or leather. B&B Italia, 150 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10155.
Accademia: The metal frame of Iaia has a chrome satin finish and is covered with woven rope. Accademia, 4 Via Indipendenza, Manzano, Italy 33044. www.accademiaitaly.com.
Ceccotti: Sea View is a collection of mahogany furniture with nickel-plated brass feet, shown here upholstered in a Manuel Canovas fabric called Rio. Ceccotti, 4/a Viale Sicilia, Cascina, Italy 56021. www.ceccotti.it or email@example.com.
Kartell: Philippe Starck's egg-shaped Eros chair is made of a transparent polycarbonate attached to an aluminum base. Kartell, 45 Greene Street, New York, NY 10012. www.kartell.com.
Heller: Designed by William Sawaya, Calla is a stacking chair made of fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate. Heller, 41 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. www.helleronline.com.
Emmemobili: Chair 130, designed by Geoffrey David Harcourt, is made from curved plywood and has an aluminum swivel base with five spokes. Available in oak, wenge, and rosewood. Emmemobili, 29 Via Torino, Cantu, Italy 22063. www.emmemobili.it or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristalia: Designed by Monica Graffeo, the stackable Free chair, in polished chrome or aluminum-painted tubular steel, has a molded padded fabric seat and back. Available through Property, 14 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013. www.kristalia.it.
PHI-2: One of the up-and-coming designs, the limited edition standing fan is made of polished aluminum. PHI/SDS, 125 Dufourstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland 8008. www.phi-x.com.