The seat and backrest of the "Aërias" chair designed by Tilla Goldberg / Ippolito Fleitz Group for ClassiCon are made of braided leather straps.

Stylepark Selected Salone del Mobile 2018: Our Sneak-Preview

Premiere in Milan: At the Salone del Mobile 2018 Stylepark awards the most successful innovations for the first time in the context of Stylepark Selected. ​​

On April 17th, the Salone del Mobile opens its doors again in Milan. The Salone event is not limited to the exhibition grounds alone. The whole city is dominated by design and furnishings during the furniture fair. In showrooms and event rooms, large and small manufacturers show collections and installations.

More than 2000 companies present their new products at the fair. That makes it difficult to keep track of things. But help is approaching! For the first time Stylepark awards the most important and most interesting innovations of the Milan fair in the context of the Stylepark Selected Awards. We say: Under no circumstances should you miss these new products this year, whether on your own visit to the fair or on the sofa at home. Right on time for the start of the fair, we will present all the 2018 award winners here. However, we would like to give you an exclusive preview of some of the new products that will certainly be discussed in the coming weeks.

"Basis" table trestles by David Chipperfield for e15
Different table tops are available separately from the stands.

The Frankfurt design label e15 presents the result of its last collaboration with Sir David Chipperfield. The "Basis" table system consists of a table stand and various separately available tops. Chipperfied was inspired by techniques of Japanese cabinetmaking. It's deliberately intended that customers use the stand for own constructions

Chaise longue by Jaime Hayon for Wittmann
Jaime Hayon revised his chair design "Frames" from 2014 for this year's Salone.

ClassiCon presents the "Aërias" chair and lounge chair, a design by Tilla Goldberg / Ippolito Fleitz Group. The designer translates the traditional Viennese rattan weave into leather, achieving a remarkable design effect not only through the other material, but also through the enlargement of the significant structure. In classic form, on the other hand, Jaime Hayon uses the wickerwork in his "Frames" chair for Expormim, which was first presented in 2014 and which he has now undergone a fundamental redesign. And once again Jaime Hayon: for Wittmann, the Spanish designer has added an impressive chaise longue to the "Vuelta" collection presented last year, which convincingly masters the balancing act between Fin de Siècle and the present.

Nendo designed the elegant chair N01 for Fritz Hansen.
Discreet exhibitor: The showcase S4 by Hanne Willmann for Tecta

Fritz Hansen cooperates with Japanese design studio Nendo, which has designed a highly graceful wooden chair for the Danes. For Tecta, Berlin designer Hanne Willmann has designed a clear and restrained showcase, a type of furniture that has wrongly receded into the background in recent years.

The "Aiir" chair by Gam Fratesi for Dedon is suitable for indoors and outdoors.
"Kiik" has designed Ichiro Iwasaki for public waiting areas.

Another chair: "Aiir" by Gam Fratesi for Dedon is a shell chair for indoor and outdoor use, which the designers give a very filigree appearance with its striped open backrest. The "Kiik" series by Ichiro Iwasaki for Arper is an Italian-Japanese collaboration, a collection of seating and shelf furniture for public areas whose unobtrusiveness and clarity are convincing. Like all good parties, we end up in the kitchen: Vincent van Duysen designed "Ratio" for Dada, which combines graphic design and noble materials to a harmonious overall result.

The modular kitchen "Ratio" by Vincent van Duysen for Dada

All this is just a first glance through the keyhole. Look forward to the complete list of Stylepark Selected winners for the Salone del Mobile. We promise you: There are still many great designs and products waiting for you. Let us surprise you! (fap)