Salone del Mobile 2018: Part One

Salone del Mobile 2018: Part One

Stylecraft present our coverage of Salone del Mobile 2018. Part One: Ritzwell and Stua.

Unlike any other design event in the world, Milan Design Week is the undisputed ‘must see’ for anyone interested in design; with thousands of events and exhibitions, packed into a matter of days. Incorporating Salone del Mobile at Rho showgrounds and the Fuorisalone, a series of events and exhibitions spread across seven districts in Milan; Milan Design Week delivers an unrivaled opportunity to soak up the absolute latest in design from our international brands. The much anticipated new releases and buzz around the city sets 2018 Salone del Mobile to be like no other – a celebration of design, creativity and inspiration.

Our first stop for the week was at Ritzwell. The Japanese brand, renowned for their high quality materials and focus on sleek, contemporary forms, presented the Jabara Sideboard designed by Shinsaku Miyomoto. A collection of storage units, the manufacturing precision and pure lines offer a modern interpretation of Japanese tradition. Defined by the sliding door, the continuous fine lines particular to Japan, exude nostalgic warmth. Testament to the beauty of the new piece, Jabara has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2018.

Presenting their ‘Forever Now’ concept, the Stua stand was both understated and elegant. Warm lighting and harmonious tones on the stand framed the latest addition to their range, the Libera armchair. Designed by Jesús Gasca, the founder of Stua, and his son Jon Gasca, the Libera is defined by timber legs that are connected with the arms in a fluid form. A classic shape, partnered with contemporary technologies, results in an armchair with a striking silhouette and a marked character.

In a contemporary update to a classic, Stua also presented Onda stools with a new polypropylene shell in a refined mono-colour range.  

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