April 23 / 2013

I Saloni 2013: Spain’s new designs spotted for you in Milan – Part 2

Smart furnishing solutions with cutting-edge technology integrated, eco-friendly materials, functional modular products that fit different spaces and lifestyles, in bold or natural colours, with an eye on tradition and the other on innovation… Spain’s new designs have impressed crowds not only for its beautiful aesthetic but also for the high degree of personalization that goes into them. Spanish brands have interpreted the new luxury trend as the possibility to have your space in your own way. So, let’s start creating…

The new BREDA collection by Borja García in combination with LITERATURA bookshelves, a classic of Spain's design by PUNT MOBLES

Let’s start with the new amazing proposals of Valencia-based KOO INTERNATIONAL, a reference in the upholstery sector. The brand showcased in Milan LUA, a small armchair designed by La Cubitera that features marked lines and a comfortable enveloping volume. It is produced in two versions: totally upholstered or with wooden legs.

The LUA armchairs, a design by LaCubitera for KOO INTERNATIONAL

TWO BE  is a new concept of sofa that mix furniture and upholstery. The result is an attractive and versatile modular system to create multi-use spaces for work, leisure or to relax.

The TWO BE sofa, a creation by Vitale for KOO INTERNATIONAL

The NEW SAKE sofa on display at the stand of KOO INTERNATIONAL

Great success for the Spanish brand MECEDORAMA that exhibited for the first time in Milan, showcasing its new ranges of amazing rocking chairs: the Hobbs, MaMeMi and Triangle families.

New design rocking chair by MECEDORAMA at the SaloneSatellite 2013

All models, which are all handmade, are designed, welded, painted and plaited by the firm, but pieces can also be customized to meet the specifications of clients.

Detail of new rocking chair families by MECEDORAMA

Ethnic intriguing hints, suggestive projections of lights and shadows, elaborate stamps, geometrical shapes and slim designs combine in JAPAN, ICPALLI, PIÑATA and CALETTA, the new lines of seating, dining sets, sun loungers, lighting and accessories that Estudi Hac, Joaquín Homs and Esther Campos have designed for POINT.

The PIÑATA, MARYLIN and ICPALLI armchairs and the L.A. sun shade by POINT

POINT’s new collections suggest happiness, comfort and sophistication, all of them hallmarks of the stylish Mediterranean lifestyle.

The ICPALLI sunbed

The attractive JAPAN chair, a play of light and shades by Estudi (H)ac for POINT

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PUNT MOBLES chose Milan to unveil its 2013 set of new collections that impressed for the high quality designs. SLATS is a free and easy system of shelves and containers, designed by Marc Krusin to adapt all need and situations. Made of solid matt oak, the WHISKEY chairs, a design by Terence Woodgate,  can be stacked up but they don’t look like any other normal stackable chairs: a lot of work have been done on the frame and side rails to allow space for rear legs in order to create a product that is comfortable, smart and functional at the same.

The stand of PUNT MOBLES with new launches: the WHISKEY chair, the BREDA collection, the SLATS shelves and the mAI TAI trolley...

Suitable for both home and contract use, BREDA is a collection of seating elements and occasional furniture with a strong accent on natural oak wood. Designed by Sohei Arao and made of natural wood, the series of BEVEL stools is available in different seating colours, heights and leg configurations.

The SLATS sideboard by Marc Krusin and the JO STOOLS by Eric

On display, there were also the wooden armchair MAVA, a creation by Stephanie Jasny, and the tables BASS and TRANSALPINA, designed respectively by Borja García and CuldeSac. Featuring a minimal look, both tables are made from solid oak wood and present an extension system that makes them extremely versatile and functional.

The TRANSALPINA table by CuldeSac and the MAI TAI trolley by Ododesign for PUNT MOBLES

PUNT MOBLES - Press Release 2013

To complete the offer, the MAI TAI trolley, a mobile carrying system with a useful lift-off tray.

At STUA’s stand, the stylish MALENA armchair was in good company. In one of the corners, MALENA was combined with the new MAREA tables, a creation by Jesús Gasca. With a slim central column in different heights, MAREA features a design based on the lightness of the structure.

The MALENA armchair and the MAREA table, the new launch of STUA at I Saloni 2013

For intense use the firm offers a white HPL top of 12mm, but there are also other options, such as the MDF top with white lacquer or a natural or stained in grey ash veneer.

Tthe ONDA stools, LAU, GLOBUS and LA CLASICA chairs by STUA in combination with MAREA and LAU tables

A lot of good news at VICCARBE’s stand!  The brand unveiled in Milan a lot of new proposals, fruit of the long-lasting collaboration with the most international signature designers, such as Arik Levy, Jean-Marie Massaud, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Marc Krusin etc. This year, new launches included the minimalist STEP modular sofa by Vincent Van Duysen; the PLATFOM sofa, a collection of seats with varying back height signed by Arik Levy; COMMON, the elegant seating system created by Naoto Fukasawa; BRIX, the multipurpose armchair designed by Kensaku Oshiro, suitable for home and contract use and SERRA,  a series of sculptural auxiliary tables signed by Victor Carrasco.

The PLATFORM seat collection by Arik Levy and the BRIX armchairs by Kensaku Oshiro for VICCARBE. In the background, the PILLOW collection...

The wide choice in colours and configurations allow a high degree of personalization and the possibility to create made-to-measure spaces at home or in public lounges.

The COMMON sofa, a new design by Naoto Fukasawa for VICCARBE

To complete the array of new proposals, VICCARBE put on display also ACE soft, the restyling of the successful Ace armchair, a design by Jean-Marie Massaud, and PILLOWS, the colourful and innovative line of cushions that is provided of an amazing tablet storage bag.

The STEP sofa by Vincent Van Duysen for VICCARBE

The ACE SOFT armchair, a restyling of the successful ACE, a creation of Juan-Marie Massaud for VICCARBE

Highlights

PLMdesign Barcelona opens its flagship store in Barcelona

A specialist in home furnishing and interior design products, the Barcelona-based PLM Design strengthens its presence on the national market by opening a new 500 m2 showroom in Barcelona, where the brand has its headquarters. The celebration of the new opening was also the moment to launch new furniture collections and the prototypes of new armchair models exclusively designed by the students of ELISAVA (Barcelona School of Design & Engineering) for the brand. You are invited to explore the new space, just follow us…

 

Feria Hábitat Valencia 2019: discover an array of brands within unique spaces

Feria Habitat Valencia, Spain’s leading platform and most important event for the home and commercial furniture industry, announces a full line up of exceptional design experiences for its 55th edition to be held in September, from the 17th to the 20th. The fair has already filled up all the fairground surface available expanding to more than 65,000 square meters, +40% in relation to the previous’ year event. But this is not the last good news. Stay with us and discover more…

GARCIA REQUEJO provides lighting for spectacular Paradisus Los Cayos Hotel by Meliá

Life in the Caribbean has just got a little bit closer to paradise. One of Spain’s premier lighting companies, GARCIA REQUEJO, has supplied lighting products to five-star Paradisus Los Cayos Hotel, a luxurious all-inclusive eco-resort located in one of the most pristine beach areas on the northern coast of Cuba. Ready for the experience? Discover more…

Spanish outdoor furniture brand CALMA branches out by reinventing itself and refreshing its brand identity

New identity, product collections, art directions and designers. The Catalonia-based CALMA has rebuilt itself from the ground-up by appointing award-winning  Spanish designer Andreu Carulla as their new creative director. The Milan Salone 2019 has been the perfect stage for the launch of the new brand identity and image. Ready to discover more?

 

Valencia has been shortlisted to become World Design Capital 2022

The Spanish city of Valencia will compete against Bengaluru (India) to be the next WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL in 2022, with a bid defined by the slogan "The Mediterranean design of Valencia. Design for change, design for the senses". The winning city will be announced next 31st October by the World Design Organization. Read more about this amazing project...