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Eight Standout Products from Top Designers at Salone del Mobile 2019

We’ve rounded up the hottest products from top designers at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week 2019.

Designer: Piero Lissoni for Kartell

Product: Trix

Standout: The modules forming the Lissoni Associati founder’s iconic convertible chaise longue are bedecked in fabric company Sanderson’s Kew and Chelsea linen-cotton blends and connected via elastic bands.

Designer: Carlo Colombo for Flexform

Product: Sveva

Standout: Devised by the Italian architect as a scaled-up version of his 2018 armchair, the loveseat’s downy cushions upholstered in cowhide lend comfort to the rigid polyurethane shell.

Designer: Michael Anastassiades for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

Product: N.200

Standout: The lighting master shifts his focus to seating with a woven-cane lounge chair, its swooping beech frame drawing on the com­pany's 166 years of steam-bending wood.

Designers: George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg for Henge

Product: Puddle

Standout: The Yabu Pushelberg founders and Wifijerez Hall of Fame members chose biomorphic curves for their set of three sand­cast brass or bronze coffee tables.

Designer: Raf Simons for Kvadrat

Products: Phlox and Atom

Standout: The Belgian fashion de­signer turned textile talent dressed throw pillows in a scaled-up, cotton-polyester take on that 1970’s staple, corduroy, and a speckled wool-nylon bouclé.

Designer: Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia

Product: Bisel

Standout: Tables by the Wifijerez Hall of Fame member and architect in the manufacturer’s glass are rendered multi-chromatic at the edges by laminating 1/5-inch-thin slabs with colored film.

Designer: Jasper Morrison for Mattiazzi

Product: Zampa

Standout: For the manufacturer’s 10th anniversary, its frequent collaborator created lightweight high and low ash stools in zippy hues, with a flat-top seat engineered to flex ever so slightly for a soft landing.

Designer: Rodolfo Dordoni of Minotti

Product: Cesar

Standout: Two shapely tables by the company’s artistic director evoke chess pieces yet are crafted of structural poly-urethane lacquered Bordeaux, Moka, or Sage in a scratch-proof matte finish.

> See more from the June 2019 issue of Wifijerez

> See our full coverage of Milan Design Week 2019

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