Next to many round and friendly interior design we also noticed some cubist inspired decor. Not that much, but we feel it could well be the next trend. It almost has to be, because all the ‘Barbapapa’ furniture design you can think of has already been made, for a couple of seasons, by all brands at this point.
Carpet / Moroso
Mural / Lammhults. The bright pastel color-scheme of this interior didn’t suit the other images so we made it in black and white.
Motorcycle / De Castelli
These four are the most evident examples of design, leaning towards Cubist shapes: Carpet from Moroso/ Mural by Siri Carlén for Lammhults / Motorcycle Samotracia Mario Trimarchi for De Castelli / Mirror from ClassiCon.
Vitra showcased everything they ever produced in a huge stand. Newest designs mixed with older ones in large mock-up rooms; in different styles and colorschemes: primary colors, in orange, and in a colder colorscheme with silver (introducing the limited edition Verner Panton chair in chrome.) and one in pastels. Furthermore there was an almost educational part to be seen at the salone del mobile fair: ‘classic’ designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Maarten van Severen, Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius, showcased in a way that you could see how they are made; a true ‘design showcase’. Also on show, in wooden cupboards as large as walls, were all the accessories produced by Vitra through the years, which was a nice interior-history lesson as well.
We, at Mimi Berlin, thought this was a very impressive and beautiful presentation.
Maarten van Severen
Maarten van Severen
wooden cupboard with accessories
As always; some images of what we desrcibed above. If you would like to read and see more information click to go to vitra.com
Maybe it’s us. Maybe it’s a trend: Friendly Furniture. At the Milan Design week 2018 we saw too many, too much:
Sofa’s disguised as Barbapapa. (from tacchini.it)
Rounded corners and edges; chairs, cupboards and even scissors seemed unharmful (as in babyproof).
Disproportional furniture and accessoiries making you feel small-sized. And, on top of it all; many of these designs are produced in pastel colors. (and in 70s like orange/brown colorschemes)
tachini/ Jonas Wagell
tachini/ Jonas Wagell
Hay x Sonos
Kyukyodo [ incense ] × GamFratesi
Oh: we almost forgot to mention the peaceful incense in the shape of a dove!
By the time we saw a presentation smiling at us we had enough of it; and longed for the next trend in line: which we predict will be no-fun, black, shiny and hard: furniture with edges designed to look uncomfortable and nasty!
Of course there is ‘no-fun’ design to be found; but it’s not yet fully descended, style und trendwise. Also a more divers colorscheme than the ‘baby-pastels’ were presented: we just feel that this trend is the most found in ‘design-land’ for the longest time.
Installation by Tessa Koot at the Dutch Design Week 2016
That’s what this little nook at the ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time‘ exhibition was named: Installation. We, at Mimi Berlin, loved it all! (We always love us some vintagedeluxe, y’all know that!) But the chair especially caught our fancy! The glamorous chair with a face is designed by Tessa Koot. Make sure to check out her website: tessakoot.nl
Untold, an exhibition curated by Rossana Orlandi at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi during Milan Design Week 2014. Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is a historic house museum which showcases the collection of the brothers Bagatti Valsecchi who decorated their house (at the end of the 19th century) mainly in a Neo-Renaissance style, including their collection of paintings and decorative arts of the 15th and 16th centuries. Rossana Orlandi gathered modern day furniture/art/design and placed them in this antique environment. We never visited this museum, the location sure was a nice surprise. But it would have been a great visit without the added modern design as well. We, at Mimi Berlin, thought the exhibited designs, (which were all very pretty) weren’t always a bonus to the house. As always, that’s only in our opinion and of course we made some pictures so you can judge for yourself……
Hayon has collaborated with Bosa Ceramiche for over a decade. Various collections have been designed throughout the years. A family run business based in Borsa del Grappa, is fully dedicated to creating the finest ceramic crafts. (As seen in Milan during design week 2014 in Ventura Lambate at Spazio Jaime Hayon