The Milan Furniture Fair is the largest annual trade fair of its kind in the world. Showcasing the latest in furniture and design from all over the world, it is considered a leading venue for the display of new products by furniture specialists and fashion houses. After taking a look at Bottega Veneta’s engraved tableware collection, let’s check out outstanding creations by Prada, Hermes and Versace unveiled during the 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
From 8th to 13th April, Prada presented the CloverLeaf sofas designed by Verner Panton in collaboration with Verpan. Clad in glamorous shades of red, emerald green and gold, the reproduction of the Cloverleaf couches were also on display at Prada’s Monte Napoleone store. Sporting distinctive curves, the sofa called Verner Panton Clover Leaf was originally produced exclusively for the famous Verner Panton exhibition Visona 2 in Koln in 1970.
Hermes has teamed up with Italian designer Michele de Lucchi and French artist Yann Kersalé to host new lighting collections at the Milan fair. While the Pantographe and Harnais have been designed by De Lucchi, the modular La Lanterne d’Hermès lamp has been shaped by Yann Kersalé. The concept of attaching the base to the shade of the lamp gives an impression of the leathers straps that harness a rider on the horse. The French fashion house also put up a range of other home décor stuff like the furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, bespoke pieces from the Curiosités d’Hermès as well as furniture by Jean-Michel Frank of the Arts Décoratifs.
Versace unveiled the first piece from the Palazzo Home range at the fair. Inspired by the Palazzo bag, Donatella Versace has designed a light grey nubuck couch. Featuring two Medusa heads at the feet, the couch shapes up with neat lines that are patterned to make a V in the centre. Visitors also had a chance to grab a gilded chair from the Italian fashion company.