March 28 / 2014

I Saloni Milano 2014 Design: sitting pretty!

Whatever your taste, Spain’s design brands have plenty of new proposals for lounging : space-saving minimalist seating, unconventionally-shaped chairs and luxury high-end sofas, all of them in a wide range of materials, textures and colours to provide contemporary spaces with focal points of strong personality.  So, have a look at this post and prepare to jump onto your favourite seating!

The MARLOW sofa by G. Vegni

Chairs are the most visible symbol of design, they reflects changes in aesthetics, production technology, materials and social trends. But they also say something about who we are. That’s why the choice of the right seating is crucial to create a personalized  ambience.

Spanish seating manufacturers have some new interesting proposals that tap into different trends: the natural look in solid wood and neutral fabrics or leathers, the mid-century modern with its timeless feel, the space-separating seating for spacious lounges and work environments, the minimalist with pure, stream-lined shapes…

ANDREU WORLD- Hall 7 Stand G20

The brand will present in Milan its latest successful designs, that mark a fruitful collaboration with the Lievore  Altherr Molina studio. Fully upholstered,  the AGORA lounge chair is a mix of functionality, comfort and ease of use. It is available in different colours and with three different base configurations: swivel central base of polished aluminum, swivel central base of solid wood, or with four beech wooden legs.

The AGORA chairs by Lievore Altherr Molina for ANDREU WORLD

The SIESTA INDOOR sectional sofa offers high degree of modularity and great comfort. It is equipped with an EPL-5 outdoor treated steel frame finished I white or earth brown as well as dismountable upholstered parts, available in all ANDREU WORLD’s ranges of fabrics for outdoor and indoor use.

The SIESTA INDOOR sofa by Lievore Altherr Molina for ANDREU WORLD

The REVERSE conference is a versatile product  based on the combination of elements of different seizes. Tops have an attractive elliptical shape and are available in oak veneers or with a matt lacquer finish. Its high functionality allows the offering of electrical connectivity for multimedias.

The REVERSE table by Piergiorgio

CAPDELL – Hall 10 Stand C07

Curved, almost sensual, the new chairs that CAPDELL will unveil at I Saloni are a real feast for the eyes. For the firm London-based Lucy Kurrein has created PANEL,  a lounge chair manufactured from sheet steel and tailored leather with exposed edges.

The PANEL chair by Lucy Kurrein for CAPDELL

VISION is a collection of seats for waiting, relaxing or working designed by Fiorenzo Dorigo. The high backrest configuration creates reserved areas for peaceful individual moments or business meetings. The wooden structure on both sides gives Vision a special look and personality.

The VISION armchair by Fiorenzo Dorigo for CAPDELL

The beveled finishing, the special curve in the backrest and the type of connection between parts add value to POLO, a chair simple and easy to understand but carefully designed down to the last details. By Yonoh.

The POLO chair by Yonoh for CAPDELL

A cocooning design by Claesson Koivisto Rune,  PLUM is a collection of seats for home and contract use. It includes chair, armchair and sofa with tall or short backrest.

CASADESÚS – Hall 12 Stand C06

Mid-century inspirations and capitonné are still on trend, with designers loving its luxe, timeless  effects.  The new MARLOW sofa of CASADESÚS is a good example of it. Its strongest points are comfort and versatility, as it comes with a set of cushions that allow to play with seat depth while modular combinations make it suitable for different environments.  The XXL version can reach a length of 6.46 meters.

The MARLOW sofa by G. Vegni

Inspired to more classic designs but with a modern functionality, MEMORY is a smart collection  of armchairs, sofas and poufs  available with a low or high backrest. Feet come in chromed steel, mate nickel or black graphite.

The MEMORY collection by G. Vegni

A swivel base is also available. Its soft shape and comfy seats make MEMORY suitable for both home and contract use.


A sofa made up of big comfy cushions to make the most of the relax experience, in the spirit of the slowfood movement, is the great proposal that KOO INTERNATIONAL brings to Milan. Designed by Barcelona-based Lagranja Design Studio, NEST features a visual balance among softness, roundness and elegance.

The NEST armchairs by Lagranja for KOO INTERNATIONAL

In different sizes and finishes, from the small easy armchair and the two seat sofa to the eight seat one, NEST adapts to every need and space bringing elegance and comfort.

The firm will unveil in Milan the multifunctional MUST sofa, a  new design by Francesc Rifé for the brand. The model can be considered an evolution of the successful MUS model (2010), as in this version wood has been replaced with metal to achieve lightness and a sleeker design.

The MUST sofa, a new creation by Francesc Rifé for KOO INTERNATIONAL

The structure is made of matt lacquered metal with seats, arm and backrests of high density polyurethane foam over a Silestone board.  Suitable for indoor and outdoor.

TAGAR – Hall 12 Stand B05

The firm will bring to Milan a creation of Manuel Torres Design, the SINGULAR chair, an original and playful product with a high degree of customization. Made of different materials, such as steel, wood and upholstery, it plays with shapes, textures and colours to create hundreds of design combinations.

The unique SINGULAR chair by Manuel Torres for TAGAR

Always attractive, SINGULAR is stackable and easy to use, offering the best performance for an intense use. Ideal for the hospitality and contract sectors.

VICCARBE – Hall 16 Stand C35

A bunch of new, attractive  launches for VICCARBE, a leader in the manufacturing of seating for the home and contract use. For the firm the architect John Pawson has conceived  TRESTLE, a sleek bench, which is elegantly proportioned and  extendable to offer offering ample seating. The cushioning is upholstered in either fabric or leather from VICCARBE’s catalogue, and is supported by solid oak feat.

The TRESTLE bench by John Pawson for VICCARBE

Design by Victor Carrasco, KLIPP is a stackable chair made of curved oak and available in two versions – with or without upholstered seat – and many colour configuration. Its name refers to the cut in the backrest that can be used as a handle or as a rack to hang bags. Simple look, great functionality….

The KLIPP chairs by Victor Carrasco for VICCARBE

A new addition to the successful SEASON bench, the little SEASON MINI poufs feature hidden wheels and a handle perfectly integrated in the upholstery.


The MAARTEN family has been extended with the addition of a new strem-lined table that comes in different seizes and finishes.

MAARTEN table, anew item in the MAARTEN family


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