09 May Salone del Mobile 2019 Design Highlights
The 2019 Salone del Mobile has come to an end but we are all still buzzing about the inspiring design, innovative new product releases, creative collaborations, and trailblazing exhibitions. Gineico Lighting ambassador Josh Watt from award-winning interior design agency Hecker Guthrie was there to bring you highlights from the week.
Here is a dose of design inspiration courtesy of Josh.
Davide Groppi Labirinti – Beautifully elegant and simple display stand showcasing where lighting becomes art.
Ines Artdesign’s the Luna celebrates all things concerned with the moon, romance and mystery. This oversized pendant light (suitable for outdoors IP65 Rated) comes in a number of sizes – from 35cm to 120cm – and adds a striking statement piece to both exteriors and interior spaces.
And of course, there was the Antonangeli launch party of their new lighting products in Archlinea where the incredible outdoor kitchen produced the bellissimo ‘su filindeu’ pasta. This is Italy’s rarest pasta made by only three people in the world.
Other highlights refueling every day with an espresso coffee, where even a coffee from the train station was aromatic and perfectly brewed.
The artist Thomas Demand reproduced a rock chamber, stalactites and stalagmites of a grotto on the island of Mallorca with 30 tons of grey cardboard. This was all shaped by a computer! Remarkable. This piece is called Grotto and Grotesque. This work was first shown by Prada Foundation in Venice in 2007, the Italian fashion house persuaded him to make an exception and allow them to keep the grey cardboard sections. Now on permanent display at Prada Foundation. Prada Foundation was a design highlight for most and a visit is highly recommended.
Rossana Orlandi continues to ‘make plastic guiltless’, focusing on ways to design with waste plastics. The project is born to inspire the next generation of design in the fight against the environmental plastic pollution which today is one of the biggest problems to our planet. She is an advocate for emerging designer. Delve deeper into Rossana Orlandi’s statement on the Salone de Mobile 2018 prize. Such a great read!
Serial Planks collection – easel by Francesco Faccin – Italy, 2016 Nilufar Edition Bronze
To get a glimpse of our time at the Euroluce 2019 take a look at our Instagram feed, with many stories and videos of the lighting we fell in love with. We share stories and pics of the inspiring week including the dreamy interiors, beautifully executed designs and new lighting design trends.