Artichoke picks: Milan 2012

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Float sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal.

Float sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal.

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Doodle sofa by Front for Moroso.

Doodle sofa by Front for Moroso.

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Foscarini installation.

Foscarini installation.

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Invisible table by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell.

Invisible table by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell.

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Bianca armchair by Franco Albini for Tacchini.

Bianca armchair by Franco Albini for Tacchini.

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Fin light by Tom Dixon.

Fin light by Tom Dixon.

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Saya chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper.

Saya chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper.

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Shanghai armchair by William Sawaya for Sawaya & Moroni.

Shanghai armchair by William Sawaya for Sawaya & Moroni.

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Lottus chair by Enea.

Lottus chair by Enea.

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Garment chair by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini.

Garment chair by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini.

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Jaw shelving unit by Shay Alkalay.

Jaw shelving unit by Shay Alkalay.

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Artichoke magazine’s pick from the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair.

Float sofa

The high-backed Float sofa, designed by Karim Rashid for Sancal.

Doodle sofa by Front for Moroso.

Ke-zu
1300 724 174
kezu.com.au

Doodle sofa

Designed by Swedish design collective Front for Moroso, the Doodle sofa takes the shape of a folded semicircle with “doodles” embroidered on the cover.

Foscarini installation.

Hub Furniture
+61 3 9652 1222
 hubfurniture.com.au

Foscarini installation

Using the language of film, Foscarini told the story of an imaginary journey through the flow of time and space in a series of three-dimensional acoustic environments.

Invisible table by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell.

Space Furniture
+61 2 8339 7588
 spacefurniture.com.au

Invisible table

Kartell’s Invisible table, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, is a significant technological innovation. Despite its lightweight appearance, the table weighs twenty kilograms.

Bianca armchair by Franco Albini for Tacchini.

Space Furniture
+61 2 8339 7588
 spacefurniture.com.au

Bianca armchair

Tacchini has re-released the Bianca armchair designed by Franco Albini in 1939 as an addition to the furnishings of the Villa Monzino on Lake Como, near Milan.

Fin light by Tom Dixon.

Stylecraft
+61 2 9355 0000
 stylecraft.com.au

Fin light

The pill-shaped aluminium pendant light by Tom Dixon incorporates usually invisible electrical components into its design.

Saya chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper.

Dedece
+61 2 9360 2722
dedece.com

Shanghai armchair by William Sawaya for Sawaya & Moroni.

Saya chair

Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper, the Saya chair, in oak and finished in teak, has a strong, almost graphic silhouette. 

Stylecraft
1300 306 960
stylecraft.com.au

Shanghai armchair

Inspired by old-style club furnishings found in the Orient in the roaring 1920s, this armchair was designed by William Sawaya for Sawaya & Moroni.

Lottus chair by Enea.

Hub Furniture
+61 3 9652 1222
hubfurniture.com.au

Lottus chair

By Spanish brand Enea, Lottus is a chair in plastic with a series of options, including metal legs and an upholstered seat, and a large range of colour choices.

Garment chair by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini.

Ke-zu
1300 724 174
kezu.com.au

Garment chair

Designed by Benjamin Hubert for Cappellini, Garment is made of a single piece of fabric that folds, and fastens with velcro around a moulded polyurethane foam seat.

Jaw shelving unit by Shay Alkalay.

Corporate Culture
+61 2 9690 0077
corporateculture.com.au

Jaw shelving unit

London-based, Israeli-born designer Shay Alkalay created this playful shelf system using a series of interchangeable parts in striking forms and colours.

Living Edge
+61 2 9640 5600
livingedge.com.au


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