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Salone Del Mobile 2024: First Look at the Best of the Upcoming Design Show

The annual rendezvous for design lovers starts tomorrow, bringing together the biggest manufacturers and key players at Milan Design Week and the Salone del Mobile show. Set to run until April 21, the world’s most anticipated design fair promises a rich palette of launches, installations, and events. Here is a first look.

Lauren armchair by Flexform

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Designed by Antonio Citterio, the Lauren folding armchair blends traditional charm with modern flair, highlighting the finesse of Italian craftsmanship. Although seemingly simple, every detail has been meticulously designed and developed. Featuring a structure of solid hand-turned and finished wood, and an elegant armrest, seat, and backrest made of metal clad in cowhide, the folding armchair is an ode to skilled artisan craftsmanship. Moreover, the custom-designed metal components elevate the chair, while its svelte lines and meticulous tailoring reveal unmistakable personality. It’s a must-have, whether standing alone or paired with any of the sofas in the Flexform collection.

Dekton Ukiyo collection by Cosentino

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A global leader in the production of sustainable surfaces for architecture and design, Cosentino recently collaborated with interior and product designer Claudia Afshar on the textured collection Dekton Ukiyo. Featuring linear fluting and offering livable luxury with the durability of Dekton (a carbon-neutral compacted stone), the collection is available in ready-to-install fluted tiles, one of the first offerings of its kind in the industry. Its textures bring distinctive depth and dimension to any space, be it residential or commercial.

Figura armchair by Rubelli

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Rubelli presents Figura, an armchair project by South Tyrolean designer Martino Gamper. The armchair combines design, art, and craftsmanship, a distinction in Gamper’s creative process. By combining the different parts, the modular armchair can be built in a variety of ways: as seat, backrest, armrests, and sides. Rubelli fabrics enhance the personality and uniqueness of this singular armchair.

Rialto Mirror by Rimadesio

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Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, the Rialto collection expands to include two rectangular mirrors that also feature a bridge element – hence the name – to make it light and transparent. All mirrors are available in floor or wall-mounted versions, with the painted aluminium frame available in the 46 colors of the Ecolorsystem range and in the metal nickel grigio finish. Both versions offer an option of LED lighting, built into the upper and lower profiles, with touch switch and dimmable light.

Memoria sofa by Natuzzi

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The Memoria sofa, designed by Karim Rashid for Natuzzi, celebrates Mediterranean warmth and hospitality. The modular sofa features large seats and armrests with rounded volumes, while the backrests can be combined to accentuate the organic shapes. The various modules permit linear or corner configurations, ensuring maximum versatility, while the armrests set back from the seat lend character.

Thierry tables by Kartell

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Thierry comprises a collection of highly characteristic occasional tables with vibrant colors. Each table offers the option of three or four distinct colors and can be assembled in various ways. The beauty of these little tables lies in their jewel-like design. The steel central support with a round base supports a sophisticated table with rounded angles. Crafted from tempered glass, both the countertop and base are light and elegant. Available in different sizes with oval or rectangular tabletops.

Tasca sofa and armchair by Ghidini1961

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In his first collaboration with Ghidini1961, artist and designer Robert Stadler presents Tasca, which includes three sofas, tables, and chairs, and various accessories. The sofa and armchair mix art and design with attention to every detail, and features leather pockets and metal parts that are reminiscent of distinct equestrian accessories.

Medusa ’95 sofa by Versace Home

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This piece combines luxury, style, and comfort. The design is detailed with fine leather trim and its surrounding armrests are enriched by comfortable reclining chenille cushions featuring Versace’s Barocco motif. With its detail in golden metal standing out on the backrest, Medusa ’95 highlights the link between Versace’s fashion and furniture. Its metal detail interlocked by Grecian architectural hardware is also seen across the house’s SS1995 collection.

Atelier coffee tables by Turri

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Part of the new Turri collection designed by Matteo Nunziati, the Atelier coffee tables offer a strong support surface and highlight the Italian craftsmanship and Turri’s Made in Italy heritage. The cylindrical tables are available in different heights and feature a leather structure with the application of buckles and finishes showing the tailoring expertise and quality of haute couture accessories.

Bridge coffee table by Rivatelier

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Part of the new Rivatelier, the contemporary line of Riva Mobili D’Arte, the Bridge coffee table set is an expression of sophisticated design. With crafted details and contrasted material, the table features a fusion of wood and glass, creating a play of light and shadow that adds depth and visual interest.

Venus console by Armani/Casa

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A sophisticated console with soft fine lines, Venus features a wooden base lacquered in soft satin gold. It supports a curved top, lacquered with gold leaf beneath glass. Venus is a result of a complicated artisanal process inspired by the art of fine jewelry.

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