After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, international Milan fair SuperSalone 2021 showcased the latest novelties in high-end interior design at SuperSalone 2021 in Milan in September 2021. We have collected for you the best objects - the most aesthetically original, functional, and innovative models of furniture and interior items according to the development of modern design trends.
Dressing room designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro, photo by Angelina Vin
The most distinctive ephemeral trend that could be seen at SuperSalone 2021 is the transparency and weightlessness of storage systems and dressing rooms. The clearest example is the dressing room designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro made of clear colorless glass.
Desk Marcell designed by Massimo Castagna for Tonelli, photo by Angelina Vin
The Tonelli factory presented a desk Marcell designed by Massimo Castagna entirely made of transparent colorless glass. To emphasize the elusive nature of the glass, the shelves were made of wood.
Shelves designed by for Reflex Angelo, photo courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano, by Diego Ravier
The designers of the Reflex Angelo factory decided to emphasize the transparent glass shelves with LED lighting.
Lava rack Karst bookcase designed by CTRLZAK + Debonademeo for JCP Universe, photo by Angelina Vin
Another very curious trend presented at SuperSalone 2021 is the art design. Bright representatives of this trend retain their functional purpose in the interior while playing the role of art objects, like the Karst shelving unit designed by CTRLZAK + Debonademeo for JCP Universe. It has an unusual shape, created thanks to non-trivial materials and their extraordinary combination. The composition of shelves made of sheet steel and the supporting elements made of raw fragments of volcanic lava create a genuinely artistic impression. The energy of volcanoes inspired designers.
Tables and stool from the Betti Line collection, designed by Marialaura Rossiello for Forma&Cemento, photo courtesy Punto Immagine
Italian designers do not get tired of drawing inspiration from ancient art, creating functional art objects that captivate the imagination. So, Marialaura Rossiello, Studio Irvine, came up with the Betti Line collection - tables and a stool, where a stylized fragment (bust) of an antic statue plays a significant role. Forma&Cemento embodies this classic image in highly durable cement and steel.
Vases Faces, designed by Adriani e Rossi, photo courtesy of Adriani e Rossi
Modern design gravitates towards personification, individual elements that can nevertheless be replicated, which is why anthropomorphic images, especially sculpted faces, have become popular in both furniture and accessory design.
Shelves Faces, designed by Adriani e Rossi, photo courtesy of Adriani e Rossi
So, the company Adriani e Rossi presented the Faces collection. It includes shelves and vases in the form of sculpted heads, as well as vases with faces’ reliefs.
Milan chair, Cityng collection, designer Cosimo De Vita for Savio Firmino, photo courtesy Savio Firmino
Trendy art design collection Cityng of iconic 17 architectural chairs was presented by the Florentine factory Savio Firmino. They were designed by Florentine designer and artist Cosimo De Vita. The chairs are made entirely of wood, and the back of each of them is a bas-relief depicting a landmark building from 17 cities around the world. Look at all architectural chairs and read more about that collection here.
Nefertiti lamp by Artemide, photo by Angelina Vin
A remarkable example of the influence of the great art of the past on modern design can be seen in Artemide' design. This piece is a Nefertiti table lamp. Its prototype was the famous bust of Nefertiti. The level of abstraction is very high, so it is unlikely that anyone looking at the Nefertiti lamp will guess that the great queen of the Ancient Kingdom of Egypt became a source of inspiration for the designer. And yet, it is so.
Showcase Onar by Dimensione Chi Wing Lo, photo by Angelina Vin
The “Everything is round” trend has also become one of the important in modern innovative furniture design presented at the SuperSalone 2021. The most memorizing piece of furniture is the round display case Onar of Dimensione Chi Wing Lo company. Inside the showcase, there are several different compartments, and each of them has a colored LED backlight. One or another pocket opens in the round hole of the facade. To put something there or take it out, you should turn the face of the showcase by the handle clockwise.
Showcase Onar by Dimensione Chi Wing Lo, photo by Angelina Vin
A less expressive, but very functional and laconic option is the modular bookcase Gae designed by Benedetta Pintus, Natalia Giribaldi, Ottavia Scarabelli — R&S Carpanelli for Carpanelli factory. In this case, the sidewalls of the rack are made in the form of semicircular elements.
Bookcase Gae designed by Benedetta Pintus, Natalia Giribaldi, Ottavia Scarabelli — R&S Carpanelli, for Carpanelli, photo by Angelina Vin
Mobi company also introduced similar storage systems with curved semicircular side boards. For example, this fantastic bookcase designed by designed by A. Rasit Karaaslan. This design features expensive types of wood.
Bookcase designed by A. Rasit Karaaslan for Mobi, photo by Angelina Vin
Decorative rings accent the round shape of the Alchymia's Cocoon coffee tabletops.
Tables Cocoon, manufacturer Alchymia, photo by Angelina Vin
The factory Bonaldo presented a round dining table Circus with a marble top, the base of which is a huge ball. This table is round from all points of view. Its designer Fabrice Berrux considers the table as "Iconic, with an astral beauty, I hope, of an essential elegance".
Dining table Circus, designed by Fabrice Berrux for Bonaldo, photo courtesy Bonaldo
Designed by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia, the Hub dining table was made entirely of glass back in 2006. It has a round tabletop and a cylindrical base-column. Now the Glas Italia factory has introduced a version with a combined top, including a circle and a ring.
Hub dining table, designed by Piero Lissoni for Glas Italia, photo by Angelina Vin
The designer Adam Goodrum have perfected the combination of rounded shapes when designing the armchair Big Talk for Bla Station. The seat is round, the base is a soft cylinder, and the back is a cylindrical roller.
Armchair Big Talk designed by Adam Goodrum for BlaStation, photo courtesy BlaStation
The same refined sophistication in rounded shapes features the collection of round tables Roller for Tonin Casa.
Tables Roller, manufacturer Tonin Casa, photo courtesy Tonin Casa
Modern interior and product designers and manufacturers try to invent new items by combining well-known forms or emphasizing specific geometric shapes. The vision of objects changes, new images are constantly created, and design develops.