Some of the most iconic brands in alternative design have been in this year’s Salone Del Mobile, showing us their recent novelties which will certainly provide plenty of ideas on how to decorate our homes with a simple, yet modern style. Let’s have a look at some of the various new pieces that were presented there; particularly ranging from chairs, lamps, and sofas.




At the Salone del Mobile 2014, Kartell’s stand featured the theme “Kartell Precious”. Quality, glamour, and luxury were the defining key features of the products that were on display. Filled with new, exclusive, and glossy finishes or hyper-technological materials, Kartell’s plastic is becoming increasingly noble and precious.

But the brand does not stop their innovation there, and regarding the colour palette, this new collection includes lots of gold, bronze, and silver. And as such, Kartell reveals their Metal collection with its eye-popping new gold, copper, bronze, titanium, and silver finishes for some of Kartell’s icons.

With the new collection you can simultaneously give a touch of pop and glamour, don’t you agree?




Bonaldo’s collaboration with Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada started last year with the successful coat stand Kadou. Kadou in fact, means “the art of flowers”. And now, the branches become the legs of the new Kadou coffee table, which are fixed asymmetrically on the metal base, connecting it with the top.

Very minimalist pieces with just about the essential and the perfect harmony which really suits an urban and fast-pacing life, bursting with information.





At Milan 2014, Vitra had reissued objects from a collection of Alexander Girard’s furniture designs that were featured in our very own “Lost Furniture Design Classics” post from July 2012.

Created in 1967, in the context of his legendary design work with Braniff Airlines, Alexander Girard’s furniture collection was produced by Herman Miller. But only for the duration of a year.

New products by Barber Osgerby, Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and a re-launch of the legendary Landi Chair by Hans Coray together with the Davy Table from Michel Charlot – a new product inspired by the Landi Chair and intended as an accompanying piece – complete a fascinating collection of new products.

I cannot deny that this is one of my favorites brand, they saved the work of Charles Eames, one of the most important pieces of work before the World War II. He gave design for a lowest price possible for the terrible times. And now everyone wants to sit in a chair designed by him, which in fact, thanks to Vitra, it is currently possible.





Now for a somewhat more futuristic experience, and don’t be alerted because you’re going to love it. The inspiration for this design are molecules, a new trendy sensation that only a few know. The atomic wall lamp is a spot-on interpretation of the atomic age design. A set of round shades, aligned by an asymmetric composition to enhance non-conventional molecular forms. Each shade evokes an amazing effect on the walls. Conceived for modern settings, it’s ideal to be placed in a modern living room to surprise your guests, as well as in a modern lobby. A breathtaking design inspired in 50’s legacy.