April 26, 2017
Tylko in Milan: Highlights and Hits from Salone del Mobile 2017
Our team went to Milan in search of the design world’s brave, new and beautiful – and found it all!
Tylko headed south for the world’s largest furniture and design trade fair in Milan to check out what’s trending in the exciting world of interiors and design. Despite being nearly impossible to narrow down, here are our Top 5 picks of the exhibit:
COS x SWINE STUDIO
Definitely the most Instagrammed exhibit this year – our feeds were flooded with photos and videos featuring the mesmerizing bubble-blossoming tree designed for COS by Studio Swine. Ethereal, magical and sensual – this installation was undoubtedly the star of the expo – with people lining up for hours for a chance to hold the delicate, mist-filled bubbles that emerged from the sculptured tree like magic.
Japanese brand Nendo’s Invisible Outlines exhibition brought together 16 of their projects – all exploring “what happens when boundaries are blurred or – conversely – enhanced.” The unusual and extremely meditative display spanned seven mostly-white rooms which allowed the movement, lines and objects to really shine. A great set of mesmerizing works from the prolific designers!
Danish textile giant Kvadrat partnered with sustainability startup Really (they’re responding to the urgent global issue of waste by transforming textiles into boards for building material) to great effect! They revealed a collection of benches to show off the amazing new material’s potential with designs by Christien Meindertsma and Max Lamb. Sustainability is a cause very close to Tylko’s heart, so, obviously, we were blown away.
New York-based interior emporium Matter took over the Salone with their debut collection, MM XVII. The lighting, furniture and design pieces were a treat for the eyes, particularly their brass dining chairs and marble tables. So lavish and lush. All the lighting and objects were arranged in colorblocked vignettes throughout the space, which were the ideal minimal backdrop to highlight the beauty of each sculptural form.
FRAME SAMSUNG x YVES BEHAR
Tylko’s own Yves Béhar revealed his latest fantastic project – a television that seamlessly blends into your home decor. When switched off, it can look exactly like a painting, poster or photograph. Ugly black mirror boxes taking up valuable wall real estate are a thing of the past, thanks to our canny collaborator’s wonderful design.
The Salone del Mobile is the place to see what’s happening in the design and interior scene, and we were like kids in a candy shop exploring the immense talent on display. If you didn’t catch it, mark your calendars for 2018 – we can’t wait to see how they’ll top this year!