Color Spells Hope at the Milan Furniture Fair
We’re all looking for some upbeat economic news. We see glimpses of hope; tidbits of positive tidings. At the Salone del Mobile, an annual furniture and design fair held in Milan (April 14-19 in 2010), the mood for the industry was optimistic. Manufacturers were apparently ramping up production, and designers were getting playful and colorful.
Color absolutely does affect mood. Bright colors exude a feeling of optimism. Maybe the addition of a bit of color in our interior spaces is what we need to boost our feelings of well-being. Perhaps just a bouquet of colorful flowers from time-to-time to temper any recession doldrums.
Take a Look
Here’s a look at some colorful selections from the Salone Internationale del Mobile (the official name of the event).
Rive Droite – a multicolor chair by Cappellini and Walt Disney Signature, limited edition. The graphic pattern is an overlapping silhouette of Mickey.
The LC2 by Le Corbusier for Cassina. Cassina appears to be getting more colorful with the Gran Confort armchair. The metal frame has color and note the chartreuse cushions.
Aster Coatstand by Alessandro Dubini for Zanotta.
“En Aluminum” stool by Julien Renault at ECAL. From the aluminum series; see more at julienrenaultobjects.com.
“Mickey’s Ribbon Stool” by Cappellini, Walt Disney Signature. More at Cappellini.
“Twinkle” clock by Astrid Krogh at Danish Crafts. You can visit Danish Crafts.
“Klara” chair by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso furniture.
Chair by Martino Gamper for Magis.
Wall clock by Naoto Fukasawa for Magis.
“Sparkling chair” by Marcel Wanders for Magis.
Chair designed by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot for Established & Sons.
Couch designed by Katrin Greiling, inspired by Arab couches.
Items 1 through 9 from the website of Wallpaper, a trendy London based style magazine.
Item 10 from Designboom.
Items 11 and 12 from FastCompany.
See images of the Milano Design Village.
Fun, Playful, Colorful — I’d say!
A bouquet of flowers for cheer.