Every April, the winding streets of Milan fill with designers showcasing their latest wares at Salone del Mobile, considered by industry insiders to be the premier product design fair of the year. And where talented designers go, design-lovers follow. Including us. This year we discovered a lot of inventive uses of material; think carbon fiber chairs, marble lamp bases, gorgeously stained wood, and lots of precious metals. We did the hard part (okay, the fun part) for you and rounded up the coolest new furniture you're going to want in your home ASAP.
10 Amazing New Home Furnishings from Milan Design Week We Want to Buy Now
Designers and manufacturers trot out their best new pieces at Italy's annual Salone del Mobile. Here are the tables, chairs, lighting, and other exciting pieces we're adding to our home shopping list.
Still Collection by Formafantasma for J.& L. Lobmeyr
This complex-looking glassware set, made from crystal, copper, and charcoal, actually has a simple function: to purify tap water and make it taste better. Plus, the outside of the glassware is engraved with a microscopic view of the kind of bacteria found in rivers—and definitely not in your water.