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Front cover: Heavy Metal Lampholders and Buster Bulbs designed by Massimo Buster Minale for Buster + Punch


Foreword Moooi Designer Interview: Moooi Carpets 2015 Trend: Pure Luxury Minotti 2015 Trend: Rock Of Ages Designer Interview: Lee Broom Fendi Casa 2015 Trend: In A Nutshell Giorgetti 2015 Trend: Polished Perfection Tom Dixon Designer Interview: Tom Dixon Buster & Punch 2015 Trend: More Is More Diesel Foscarini Flos Outdoor

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Yang Sofa and Elliott Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti


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Welcome to this year’s ECC Milan Report. I have been going to this incredible event for over 30 years and find great satisfaction in building new relationships, and reconnecting with those suppliers we have been working with for decades. I love to see familiar faces when dining out, and the passion and enthusiasm of the Italians is always uplifting.

Designers are embracing technological advances to beautiful —and functional—effect. LED lighting has enabled originality to be taken to new heights, creating moon-like reflective discs and reimagining the Edison bulb. Modular and customisable collections enable a purely user-focused experience in both furniture and lighting. Between these pages you will find the most beautiful and creative offerings we saw at Milan 2015, all of which ECC is making available to our design-loving New Zealand customers. Enjoy and be inspired.

MIKE THORBURN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ECC

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To witness the huge commitment to product innovation and presentation that brands make is awe-inspiring. This year we saw some classic materials come back around, but these are always interpreted in a modern way – like the highly polished finish on metals, for example.


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Creativity from the soul Home environments and product haiku compositions are presented against a backdrop of towering images from Rahi Rezvani that generate an emotional trip into the mysteries of the human soul. Marcel Wanders let’s us experience his eclectic originality in a fully immersive Moooi experience.


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Left → Right Paper Wall Lamp by Studio Job. Cloud Sofa by Marcel Wanders. Paper Side Table by Studio Job. Cocktail Chair by Marcel Wanders. Brave New World Lamp by Freshwest. Monster Chair by Marcel Wanders. Container Table Bodhi with Linoak Top by Marcel Wanders. Coppélia by Arihiro Miyake. Two Tops Secretary by Marcel Wanders


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↓ Arion by Marcel Wanders Never one to shy away from whimsy, Marcel Wanders presents this special edition, and limited release, update on your childhood rocking horse, reimagined as a unicorn. Aptly named Arion, he is built from solid wood and adorned with white embroidered leather. Arion cannot wait to take you for a ride.

↑ Raimond Tensegrity by Raimond Puts Like stars spinning in space, the cosmic Raimond Tensegrity Floor Lamp by Raimond Puts is an astronomical feat in the word’s truest sense. Large in scale and even larger in impact, the spinning steel orbits are connected by light emanating LED terminals and comprise a sparkled globe which rests on a tepee of solid oak legs.

← Power Nap Sofa by Marcel Wanders A sleek piece with a hint of vintage styling, Marcel Wanders’ Power Nap Sofa is generous in its comfort but also its ingenuity. Less space-consuming than a sofa bed and more versatile than a regular sofa, Power Nap can be lifted and reclined, becoming the perfect solution for all occasions. Available in a huge range of textiles — this one is Oray in the hue Flamboyant — and with chrome (pictured) or powder coated frame, the Power Nap will have no trouble finding a place to crash.


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↑ Festival Inferno Carpet by Marcel Wanders

↑ Coppélia Suspended by Arihiro Miyaki Inspired by the eponymous ballerina’s flight, Arihiro Miyake’s Coppélia Suspended Lamp is a wonderful marriage between three-dimensionally crossed wires and dozens of vertical LED lights, which define the contour Miyake’s new interpretation of a classic chandelier. → Monster Chairs Special Edition by Marcel Wanders Marcel Wanders lets his mind wander once more with these special edition Monster Chairs. Soft and puffy but with fire in their bellies, these little beasts come with seven different faces which are, frankly, much too delightful to be scary.

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← Moooi Carpets by Marcel Wanders Interior design meets fashion, visual art meets design...in a carpet! Moooi Carpets works with the best of all worlds in terms of designers and their fields of competence, offering a colourful variety of signature prints for all tastes.


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Mike Thorburn talks to Casper Vissers, Co-Founder of Moooi about their new spin-off brand, Moooi Carpets. Pictured → Eden Queen by Marcel Wanders


MOOOI — CARPETS

Why is Moooi going into carpets? As a brand we are always pushing the boundaries of creativity with inspiring patterns and colours, which outlast everyday interiors. We had several carpets in our range already and Marcel was developing new designs when we came across this opportunity, so this venture is really just an extension of that, but with greater choice and flexibility. What designs are available?

There are some additional designs by Marcel Wanders as well I see. Yes, they’re part of the Signature Collection, but they are jacquard woven carpets. Technically refined, high definition images can be woven into the carpets with great precision. This especially developed weaving technique enhances the 3D effects, which really bring the magic illusions of Marcel’s designs to life.

The unlimited colours that our new Chromojet printer is able to replicate in extremely high definition is unique to our production process. This can result in photo realistic carpets due to the accurate depth of tones that are produced. Take Eden Queen by Marcel Wanders for example—that carpet uses 365 colours, and Liquid Maple by Broersen & Lukács—it looks just like a photograph. Do you cater for the hospitality industry and other project work? There are 12 broadloom designs in the Signature Collection that have a repeating pattern, so you can fill the entire room, or a long corridor with these extraordinary designs. The printer itself is 100 metres in length so you can print several unlimited coloured designs of 400cm width without changing the injectors. I notice you have the carpets hung in this exhibition space. Is that one of the ways you see them being used? Yes, certainly. Many of the designs are as beautiful as an artwork so why not hang it on your wall! We are probably more accustomed to that here in Europe with our tradition of wall tapestries. Maybe that can be a new trend in New Zealand.

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We have 3 categories of carpets that give you varying degrees of creative input. You can buy ‘off the shelf’ with our Signature Collection, where our team of 14 renowned names of the design, fashion and visual arts world have done the designing for you. If you want to customise a little you can choose from the Moooi Works collection of 20 designs, which you can then specify the shape and size, and play with the colour combinations. Finally, do your own thing. Let your sketches, fabric swatches or photos inspire a completely unique creation.

What is unique about the printing process?


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1. Aylon Storage Unit by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti The sleek shapes that distinguishes the Aylon family of cabinets combine with sophisticated workmanship to create a stunning result. The doors, created from turned strips of solid oak, with open pore Moka colour lacquer finish, are set into an elegant metal frame with a matte pewter colour finish.


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Feast your eyes on a new decadence. Gone are harsh edges: smooth, generous curves in rich textures and colours, as seen at Piet Boon and Giorgetti, will be sure to satisfy your appetite for luxury. Gleaming blacks are paired with muted pales, along with gold and bronze for a pared back elegance. In lighting, shimmering metals are taken to new heights, adorned with unusually lavish decorations. For instance, Brabbu’s Naccia Suspension light is dripping with crystals, and Pluma Cubic’s rich feather-clad Luna Oscura pendant is ready to soar. Restrained designs offer the opportunity for the highest quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship to shine. From marble detailing to solid oak — celebrated to stunning effect by Minotti’s Aylon collection — natural elements will surround you with an organic opulence.

2. Naicca Suspension Light by Brabbu The hammered brass structure and the quartz crystal of the Naicca merge together in this contemporary lighting piece. A fitting that will revoke images of the giant crystal caves in Mexico and take you back to crystal origins.


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3. Taut Pendant by Lolli e Memmoli A mesh of crystal is wrapped over irregularly spaced circles. This creates a sequence of curves that is always different, making sure each pendant is a true original. 4. Constellation Tables by Fendi Casa Constellation is an elegant set of coffee tables defined by circular and minimal lines. A range of volumes and proportions are combined in order to create a sculptural and charismatic living solution.

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6. Caddy Wing Chair by Carlo Colombo for Giorgetti The Caddy collection conveys a concept of comfort expressed in a wing chair and a pouf characterised by softness, thanks to special inserts for the headrest and lumbar support.

7. Fedde Sofa by Piet Boon Inspired by the casual and relaxed atmosphere of beach houses, the Fedde series comfortably fits into any environment with its loose wide hem and wonderfully soft arm and backrest. The Fedde series exists as a sofa, fauteuil, loveseat and a pouf and—with its removable covers—is easy to maintain.

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5. Luna Oscura by Heike Buchfelder for Pluma Cubic Iridescent green coloured rooster tail feathers come together to create Luna Oscura, an extension to the already hugely successful Pluma Cubic feather lamp range. With plumes on the outside, and quills pointing inwards this unorthodox suspension lamp is both durable and modern.

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8. Eclisse by Massimiliano Raggi for Contardi A play of light and shadow, unveilings and overlappings, where the main light comes from the ceiling disc and the side rings provide a secondary, more atmospheric light. 9. 24 Karati by Matteo Ugolini for Karman Appearing as a suspended gem, 24 Karati is a metaphor for the utmost purity of a noble element. It glitters translucently in smoked or amber finishes, but becomes more about the form in the milky white version.

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10. TIM by Olgoj Chorchoj Studio for Bomma All globes in the TIM collection are unique mouthblown pieces presented at an eye-catching scale. They are named after the exhibition ‘Tim Burton and His World’ for which Studio Olgoj Chorchoj designed crystal cupolas to house Burton’s movie characters. The collection consists of two over-sized crystal cupolas in dimensions of 50 and 70 centimetres.


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Contemporary design meets modern classicism


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The 2015 Collection is artfully balanced between contemporary design and modern classicism, distinguished by restrained, tasteful elegance, while introducing elements of surprise. The new collection draws upon the rational thought of the Modern Movement, while introducing the sensual shapes of more dynamic architectural movements.

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Left → Right Seymour Sofas. Catlin Coffee Table. Elliott Coffee Tables. Joy Jut Out Side Table. All by Rodolfo Dordoni


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“Sleek geometric shapes create soft, cosy domestic islands of relaxation with the freedom to be reconfigured on whim.”

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↑ Yang Bed by Rodolfo Dordoni The Yang Bed is a young, contemporary divan bed that evokes the unique play of proportions that distinguishes the eponymous seating system. The inherent design strengths and aesthetic features of the Yang Seating System are embedded in the bed’s DNA. → Seymour Seating System by Rodolfo Dordoni Seymour was conceived of the idea to create a seating system that maintains a distinctly formal precision while surrendering to the desire for curved lines in an elegant succession of soft, inviting volumes. ← Leslie by Rodolfo Dordoni Leslie is a collection of inviting armchairs that offer a feeling of intimacy and protection while outwardly expressing a formal elegance, thanks to their perfect proportions.


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1. Acid Marble Table Lamp by Lee Broom Formed from layers of Carrara and Nero Marquina marble, the Acid Marble Table Lamp by Lee Broom uses yellow glass accents to add a contemporary pop edge to this classic material.

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2. Mizar Table by Roberto Lazzeroni for Giorgetti With a strong visual impact, the Mizar Table by Roberto Lazzeroni is one of a series of oval tables with a base of cast bronze. The gold Calacatta marble top gives great prestige and, divided into four parts, gives off an asymmetric effect of tones and colours.

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Synonymous with luxury, a delicately treated piece of marble can elevate and soothe, but the precious rock is no longer confined simply to flooring and benchtops. Glowing bars of light, gleaming walls, and veiled beneath acid Perspex – these are just some of the surprising uses of marble now available. Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti pairs a wonderfully striated marble slab with polished metal in a range of chic side tables, and employs balance and a refined elegance in his Catlin coffee table. Giorgetti, too, recalls sweeter times with its nostalgic oval Mizar dining table. Perhaps the most astounding manipulation of the mineral can be found at Lee Broom. Playing with our perceptions, his range of lighting is milled from Carrara marble, and cut to such a fine degree that light emanates through the stone. These items appear as solid marble until switched on, when they transform into glowing translucent stone. What material other than marble would provide such an unexpected sleight of hand?


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3. Tube Pendant by Lee Broom Skillfully milled from a single piece of Carrara marble and finished at each end with bands of brushed brass, Tube contains a strip of LED resulting in what appears to be a solid length of warm glowing stone. The unique veins of each piece of marble mean no two lights are exactly the same. A handcrafted twist on the traditional fluorescent tubelight.

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4. Bookend and Trivet by Salvatori for Ritzwell The interiors on the Ritzwell stand were enhanced by sculptures in marble and glass that complemented the expert Japanese craftsmanship.

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5. Elliott Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti Rodolfo Dordoni’s Elliott coffee table has an aesthetic nature akin to that of a precious object. It’s rich use of materials and restrained design reveals a well-measured elegance that mimics the Milanese design from the 50’s and 60’s. The Elliott coffee tables have been built with a practical internal compartment that can be used for storing magazines or other objects.


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6. Catlin Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti The Catlin coffee table conveys an air of sophisticated simplicity, and is available in an array of materials that express refined, restrained elegance. The elegant metal base features a cross-pattern motif, which can be produced in textured black-painted paired with bright chrome or gold finish, while the table top is available in laminated smoked grey glass or in two rare marbles—Arabescato Purple or Sahara Noir—with polished finish.


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Mike Thorburn talks to Lee Broom about his installation ‘The Department Store’, which was named as one of the Top 15 Shows at the fair for the Milano Design Award. Pictured → Crescent Light and Ring Light (opposite page)


LEE BROOM — THE DEPARTMENT STORE

Where did the concept of a Department Store come from?

What were the challenges of getting the installation set up in Milan? With such a large scale installation there are always challenges. The first challenge started 3 weeks before Milan started which was to entirely refurbish the space from 5 individual shops into once large space over two floors. The next challenge was getting everything over to Milan from London in one piece as we didn’t just have the products themselves but also all the glass display cabinets, mannequins and hundreds of props that were used to style the space. What are the influences in the collection? I wanted to explore all the things that inspire me right now; from new materials, vivid colours, pop culture,

Each department acted as a backdrop which was finished in Lee Broom signature grey to accentuate the colours and materials of the new pieces. This collection has a lot more colour than used in previous collections and I wanted that to stand out in the show. I was also inspired by the surrealist photography of 1930’s photographers such as Horst and Manray who used lots of mannequins and props in their black and white photography. The exhibition was almost like being in a black and white movie.  hat did you do before you started W your own design brand? I started out in theatre school and the plan was to continue being a professional actor, however my career took a change of direction after I won a fashion design competition at the age of 17 judged by Vivienne Westwood. I then went to go on to work for Vivienne before studying for a degree in fashion design at Central St Martins. During my degree I provided décor advice to a number of independent bars across London which cemented an organic move into interior design for around 4 years before I launched the Lee Broom brand in 2007.

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It was after I saw the space on Via Capellini and the idea of turning a street of disused shops into my own Department Store sounded appealing. This was also our largest collection to date, there are around 25 new pieces from furniture to lighting to accessories and all those pieces seemed to fall into 10 mini collections. Therefore it was key to be able to present them in their own settings, so a department store worked well with that concept. Visitors to the show moved from tableau to tableau through the exhibition, with each environment representing a surreal take on a different department – including The Perfumery, Ladies Accessories, Fitting Rooms, Book Store and Haberdashery.

craft culture, techniques from the past and shapes from the future. The collection features new materials and new interpretations of those used in previous collections. Each piece incorporates some kind of traditional manufacturing techniques in an innovative way. Why is everything presented on a grey background?


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Living & fashion combine Architect Thierry Lemaire coordinates the Design Collection in which each piece of furniture is the perfect mix between Italian sophistication and French decorative arts, a celebration of architecture and aesthetics.


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Left → Right Artù Round Sofa and Fleurette Coffee Table by Thierry Lemaire Constellation Coffee Tables and Orione Suspension by Fendi Casa

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Left → Right Laetitia High Armchair. Asja Bench. Diamante King Bed. Mercury Bedside Table. Ephedra Table Lamp


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“Fashion and design are two creative universes that are very close and it was challenging to create a world that would combine the values of both, enhancing them.” THIERRY LEMAIRE, FENDI CASA PAG E 3 1


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Left → Right Leonardo Dining Table Stardust Romance Dining Chairs Faye Pendant by Thierry Lemaire


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Rich and inviting, walnut has an understated depth and timelessness. Ritzwell uses it well in its structured armchairs and ottoman softened by plush leather upholstery, and their minimal, elegantly curved Marcel dining chair speaks to the company’s Japanese pedigree. Zeitraum’s interpretation is best seen in their modern Nonoto chair, whose design, by Läufer and Keichel, is animated and surprising. Paired with classic white saddle leather, as seen at Giorgetti in such different pieces as a graceful armchair and a writing desk, the richness of the walnut canaletto comes into its own. Volume is explored by Roderick Vos; his Kigi tables for Linteloo are built from solid walnut and resemble cogs or wheels. They live happily in clusters of differing sizes. Conversely, timber’s potential for fineness is what’s on show at Nomon. Their incredibly delicate Barcelona clock defies belief with its lightness and precision.

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1. Norah by m2atelier for Giorgetti Exquisitely fashioned out of walnut canaletto, Norah has a lightness of design. Continuous lines connect the whole skeleton from the arms to the legs in a single flowing shape. 2. Ibiza Forte Coffee Table by Jun Kamahara and Blava High Back Chair by Atelier D.Q Japanese furniture maker, Ritzwell, presents its range of furniture fashioned predominantly from walnut that gives the legacy of Japanese hospitality a contemporary twist with strong lines and sleek structure.

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5. Kigi Tables by Roderick Vos for Linteloo This clutch of three round side tables come in different sizes and heights and are made of solid timber. Their name, Kigi, refers to ‘a family of trees’, and designer Roderick Vos says he was ‘strongly influenced by a Japanese style characterised by its minimalistic forms, clean lines and simple shapes’.

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3. Studium Writing Desk by Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti What better motivation to get to work than this stunning Studium Writing Desk. With a structure in solid and veneered walnut canaletto, the desk is equipped with two small upper drawers and two large drawers in its body. It is covered with saddle leather, which is available in different colour shades.

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4. Swing Armchair by Carlo Colombo for Giorgetti For those days where you’d rather be on vacation, the Swing Armchair boasts a beautifully curved frame in solid walnut canaletto wood. The saddle leather covering gives a particular charm to this chair with a really unique design, for a style that is refined and at the same time nostalgic.

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6. Turntable by Formstelle, Nonoto Chairs by Läufer and Keichel for Zeitraum A charming scene that exposes Zeitraum’s love for the warmth of timber. From the quirk of Läufer and Keichel’s solid wood Nonoto Chairs to the gracefully balanced Turntable by Formstelle, what better area to sit down with family and friends.

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7. Cena by Birgit Gämmerler and Peter Gaebelein for Zeitraum The Cena table by Birgit Gämmerler and Peter Gaebelein, boasts a bevelled table-top which gives it a lightness which contrasts nicely with the reassuringly solid legs. Tables of different heights can be nested together. The small version can be used as a coffee table, and the large as a dining table.

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8. Diana Armchair by Shinsaku Miyamoto for Ritzwell The inviting plushness of Diana carries with it a clear message of softness and relaxing comfort – a design that curves delicately to encompass your body. The wood frame and the leather cladding give the armchair a strong sensorial and visual impact.

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Stylistic research, attention to detail and traditional workmanship produce eclectic designs, which shun ordinariness and transform furnishings into objets d’art. It is the details that make the difference in the masterpieces of Giorgetti design.

Elisa Armchair by Carlo Colombo Gordon Dining Table by Roberto Lazzeroni

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Traditional workmanship produces timeless appeal


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Magpies beware; you’ll find a lot to covet with the latest lighting and home accessories in shimmering brass, copper and chrome. Used as panels on side tables, polished metals convey a vintage decadence. Delightfull’s imposing Galliano suspension is grand in scale and comprises a ring of impeccably detailed metal tubes, while Ladies and Gentlemen Studio stage a balancing act with their Shape Up 5 Piece chandelier. Tom Dixon’s love affair with precious metals endures with the stunning new Cube range of copper stationery and Tank, a collection of sleek glass and copper cocktail accoutrements. His Spun lighting series is all aglow in polished brass. Percussive cymbals inform the shape and hammered texture of Diesel’s Crash and Bell pendants, while their Glassdrop table lamps are chic and shiny. Paired with marble and glass, perfectly silken metals are worth every gold galleon.


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1. Galliano Suspension for Delightfull Inspired by jazz music, Galliano suspension has a contemporary, yet versatile shape. A beautiful, sculptural pendant, which adds beauty to any room when turned off, but is even more stunning when you see light being cast through its pipes.

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2. Plum Tongs, Tank High Ball and Tank Jug by Tom Dixon Tank is a series of barware that brings cocktail culture and drinks traditions into a contemporary universe. Formed from glass and copper, each piece offers an attractive functionality to the restaurant, bar and home. Each glass item is mouth-blown and hand cut.

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3. Nostalgia by Dima Loginoff for Studio Italia Design A retro shape which blends with modern lines, the Nostalgia range combines the expertise of blown glass production and advanced LED technology. Able to be hung as individual pendants or in a cluster, Nostalgia lights up anything from a dinner table to the luxury of a hotel atrium with breathtaking precious finishes.

4. Glassdrop Table Lamp by Diesel Creative Team for Diesel Living Glassdrop is brought to life with Foscarini’s know-how and material experimentation, and leads a double life thanks to an aluminum surface finish, which covers the blown glass body and interacts with light. When it is off the lamp’s surface is silver coloured and mirror-like and when you turn it on it is cosy and soft in a split personality that shows its two-fold nature with a simple flick of a switch.

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4 5. Knox Cabinet by Visionnaire Set against a moody, dark background in the Chatam Living Room, Knox shines its reflected light around the room. The polished exterior is bronze mirror glass, with gold and black details adding the finishing touch in hallmark Visionnaire style.

6. Elliott Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti A range of jewel-like coffee tables which are both highly decorative with their varied combination of elegant materials, and exceedingly practical with their internal compartment that can be used for storing magazines or other objects.


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8. Crash and Bell Pendants by Diesel Creative Team for Diesel Living Diesel’s rock soul has taken shape in two lamps, Crash and Bell. Inspired by percussion instruments, these fittings have everything in common except their shapes. Crash resembles a cymbal while Bell looks just as its name suggests.

9. Cog Pen and Pen Block by Tom Dixon A series of super functional accessories inspired by great British engineering and made from solid brass. Creating a sense of the tooled and the machined, these pieces are designed for the tabletop and the desk study.

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7. Shape Up 3-Piece Chandelier by Ladies & Gentlemen for Roll & Hill Shape Up is a versatile lighting series celebrating geometric shapes. These playful collages upend traditional notions of symmetry in favour of a dynamic spatial harmony. The collection’s abstracted shades are networked via connecting cords and hubs. The resulting modular system allows the shapes to be suspended and composed in response to a space’s architecture and function.


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TOM DIXON

A never-ending research into shape, texture and finishes, an obsession with manufacturing techniques and a deep vein of narratives that come from a uniquely eccentric British standpoint, make up the infinitely rich world of Tom Dixon.

Left → Right Spun Wall Light. Spun Pendant. Spun Champagne Bucket. Spun Short Table. Form Tea Set. Wingback Chair Blue

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Left → Right Plane Table Light Tank and Plum Cocktail Range Fan Table Black Plane Chandelier Fan Chair Black Plane Wall Light

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Opposite Page: Left → Right Melt Pendant Copper Trace Glass Dining Table Cast Mini Jack Copper Tank Highball Glass Wingback Dining Chair


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Mike Thorburn talks to Tom Dixon about the Melt Pendant, a standout product at the fair. Pictured → Melt in gold, chrome and copper


TOM DIXON — MELT

Tell me about your new product Melt. Melt is a concept I’ve been trying to achieve for a while. It’s a distorted light globe in molten-lava copper, ice-cold silver and sophisticated gold finishes. The light bouncing and reflecting around the uneven surfaces creates a dramatic melting hot blown glass effect. You can see the internal luminosity in full daylight with the light on and it has a mirror finish when off. What were the production challenges in producing Melt?

I was walking in a park and spotted a street light with a moulded globe. After some investigation I discovered it was produced by the Swedish design collective FRONT. I’ve known FRONT since they started and they are friends, so it was no problem to call them and ask them if we could pay a royalty on their mould. How will this product help you protect your intellectual property? It’s actually a relatively difficult object to produce. I’m sure it will get copied but they will have a hard job getting all the complex qualities that this lamp has. Another step we have taken this year in Milan is to not show any prototypes. Everything you see is ready to go so that’s a step forward too.

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I spent three years trying to produce a unique yet mass produced item by crushing my Copper shades. This process made beautiful, but unusable objects. Then last year we found an existing mould in the factory that was slightly asymmetrical, made in white plastic. When we metallised it, it made amazing, complex internal reflections. We then worked on half metallisation, which was when we had our EUREKA moment – the internal reflections worked, and you could also see into the lamp through the now half mirrored skin. Then the tricky part was making the bottom clear so that you still had a decent light output. 

That existing mould you mentioned was from FRONT, correct? How did you link up with them?


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BUSTER + PUNCH

LED-ing the way

Heavy Metal Lampholders and Buster Bulbs, Candleholders, Dimmers, Toggle Switches and Furniture Handles. All by Massimo Buster Minale for Buster + Punch

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Two years ago Buster + Punch set themselves a challenge. They would be the first independent design label to produce the world’s first designer LED bulb – and they have done so with stunning results. With the launch of the LED Buster bulb, the Heavy Metal collection was also revealed; a series of solid metal, stackable candle-holders that are available in brass, steel, smoked bronze or rose copper.


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1. Rain by Andrea Tosetto for Studio Italia Design Simple and minimal, these pendants can be arranged to create a huge variety of compositions. Inspired by raindrops in the springtime they look spectacular when installed in a large cluster. 2. Algorithm by Toan Nguyen for Vibia Like a constellation of globes, a flock of birds or a frozen rain shower, the Algorithm collection fuses beauty and geometry into a magical system of illumination.

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A major trend at Milan this year was a real focus on customisability, with stunning pendant assemblages becoming far more than the sum of their parts. What better way to celebrate a beautiful pendant than to group it artfully with tens or even hundreds of its kind? Pendants should be clustered according to their nature: Andrea Tosetto’s aptly titled Rain pendants are staggered to drip down to varying heights, while Graypants’ woven Moa pendants have their naturalistic design further emphasised when hung like ripe fruit on a drooping tree. Small globes hung in perfectly calculated waves create an exquisite optical illusion and can be adapted to any space, while Buster + Punch arranged their Heavy Metal lampholders and Buster Bulbs in an upturned cone configuration, resulting in a deconstructed chandelier. Grouping many pendants together creates a sense of occasion. The concept is flexible, from a small cluster in an intimate dining room to a impressive cloud of lighting to command attention in a larger area.


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3. Heavy Metal Lampholders and Buster Bulbs designed by Massimo Buster Minale for Buster + Punch Over 1,000 of the world’s first designer LED bulbs were hung in an upturned cone configuration at Buster + Punch’s stand at Milan, resulting in a deconstructed chandelier.

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4. Nostalgia by Dima Loginoff for Studio Italia Design Available in three shapes, and four different finishes, the dimmable, LED, blown glass Nostalgia pendants come together in captivating clusters for maximum effect.

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5. Murmurations Installion featuring Moa Pendants by Graypants This new collection is an LED system inspired by a breathtaking natural phenomenon: Murmurations. The avian spectacle is translated into dynamic installations, with captivating threedimensional forms. The Moa pendant is an organic shape made from Graypants’ signature material; precision layers of repurposed cardboard. Moa is an extinct wingless and flightless bird, belonging to the ancient forests of New Zealand. Finding beauty in every corner of nature, Graypants saw an opportunity to finally give the Moa a chance to soar.

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From rock to pop

The Diesel with Foscarini collection speaks a variety of different languages — from rock to pop, industrial design and vintage, from graphics to art — to illustrate the unmistakable Diesel lifestyle. Ironic, transgressive, eclectic, incandescent, the collection includes over 40 different lamp models with this year’s new additions representing Diesel’s distinct style perfectly.


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� Metafisica Table Lamp by Diesel Creative Team for Diesel Living Mysterious and charismatic even when it is switched off, Metafisica assumes even more body and life when it is switched on. The blown-glass diffuser appears to float in the air and flout the laws of gravity. ↙ Gask Pendant by Diesel Creative Team for Diesel Living The steel mount, with its rough and textured embossed black finish, is joined to the blown glass diffuser with exposed brass bolts, which recall the atmosphere of an old-fashioned hardware store, in a play of contrasting materials, inspirations and sensations.

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Foscarini’s technological & creative workshop


FOSCARINI

Foscarini explores an entire world of materials to produce innovative new lighting solutions. While they focus on developing new products they choose only to put into production those that express new ideas, thus ensuring their commitment to the cultural world.

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Rituals XL Table lamp by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Foscarini The hand-blown glass for Rituals XL is made using a glass-blowing procedure without turning the glass in the mould (referred to as “stationary�); the striped effect is achieved using a mould with negative decorations which are repeated across the surface of the glass.


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Moonline Design by Frank Sinnaeve and Stephan Gunst The straight profile of Moonline enhances modernist architectural design with its slim, clean line. A magnetic profile is recessed into the structural space allowing the freedom to interchange the dimmable LED modules.


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Ron Gilad turns curator Ron Gilad bridges the commercial and artistic worlds with his modern art gallery installation for Flos, where each lamp is conceived as a sculpture created by an artist. A sculpture with an extra value: its ability to function, illuminating not only our mind or soul, but also our physical environment.

Ether S Pendant by Philippe Starck The stunning suspension lamp in Philippe Starck’s Ether lighting range, the Ether S pendant hovers in space like a heavenly body. Available in copper, matte chrome or polished chrome (as seen here) the LED light emits a broad luminosity.


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← Ether T1 Table Lamp by Philippe Starck The Ether T1 table lamp is as sweet as it is quirky. Its naked, transparent base can be customised according to your personal taste by ‘dressing’ it with a chrome or copper galvanic aluminium hat that incorporates the LED light source. The Ether T1 is fitted with a dimmer and a micro USB rechargeable battery power supply that has a life of six hours, making it ideal for cordless portable use.

← Superloon by Jasper Morrison It’s the moon archetype that inspires Jasper Morrison in his new floor lamp Superloon. A flat disc placed on three legs and rotating 360°. Ideal as ambient light or reading lamp, the light it gives out is broad and diffused but can be dimmed to a soft glow. The Superloon is the result of Morrison’s experimentation with state-of-the-art LED technology. → Captain Flint Floor Lamp by Michael Anastassiades An ingenious and accessible floor lamp, Captain Flint is both an up-lighter, illuminating a space with ambient lighting, while at the same time it can be rotated and directed down to become a companion for reading. The notion of balance is prominent in this fixture, a brass cone resting delicately on its point on a rotating horizontal metal rod. The base comes in either white Carrara marble or black Marquinia marble, bringing an element of preciousness and stability.


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→ Notch Suspension Lamp by Michael Anastassiades Designer Michael Anastassiades draws a parallel between lighting and jewellery with his brushed brass Notch suspension lamp. “They both draw attention and enhance beauty. Or perhaps they help define something essential, marking the focus where things matter most”, he explains. Notch’s height is adjustable, regulated by varying the angle of the braces.

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“It is not just a question of what a lamp is technically capable of, but of its emotional side as well: its shape, materiality, proportions and how it influences a space.” ↑ Serena by Patricia Urquiola Neither brash nor imposing, Patricia Urquiola’s elegant Serena lamp is characterised by its oval leaf-shaped diffuser, where the light source evokes the pistil of a flower. Serena is conceived in refined materials and finishes like copper, gold, wood, polished aluminum or matte white varnish. ← Copycat by Michael Anastassiades Two spheres just touch each other. One small, in a precious material, placed under the ‘shadow’ of the large one, in illuminated glass. The Copycat table lamp is artful and charming, and is available in electroplated 24 karat gold, polished aluminum, black nickel, and copper.


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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

A new spirit of collaboration As Ethimo seeks to establish its identity as a mix of ‘Made in Italy’ and a strong international spirit, it expands its stable of designers beyond national borders. The collaboration with French designer Patrick Norguet produced Knit, a distinctive collection of tables and chairs with teak structure and woven rope seats.

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Left → Right Knit Outdoor Chairs. Knit Outdoor Dining Table. Knit Outdoor Coffee Table. All by Patrick Norguet for Ethimo


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Zenhit Sofa by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania Royal Botania’s Zenhit sofa is part of a teak collection consisting of individual chairs, corner pieces, day beds, and 2-seat and 3-seat units with armrests. This premium teak lounge set enables a staggering variety of combinations: pure luxury all the way.


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← Vigor Setting by Frank Boschman and Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania Vigor combines modern simplicity with the timeless appeal of solid timber. Royal Botania has created a modular system with teak and mahogany bases forming the foundation for ever changeable seating arrangements. ↓ Afra Chair and Giro Side Table by Francesco Rota and Ellissi, Outdoor Rug and Berry Pouf by CRS Paola Lenti Never one to shy away from colour, the Paola Lenti collection this season demands attention in vibrant aqua blue and lime green. But she also reminds us to look beyond colour to the form and discreet interweaving and balance that leads to the perfection of the finished product.

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↓ Portofino by Vincent Van Duysen for Paola Lenti One of a series of folding chairs, which makes up the Portofino collection. A chair with armrest, an armchair and a pouf, with folding structure made of locust hardwood, complete the range.


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Left → Right Rivera Sofa. Rivera Coffee Table. Rivera Armchair. Rivera Dining Chair. Evans Outdoor Table. Cesar Stool. All by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti


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↑ Gijs Armchair, Sofa and Annet Coffee Table by Enrico Conti for Piet Boon Relaxing and romantic, Piet Boon’s Gijs series combines comfort with modern design to enhance the outdoor living experience. The solid Iroko frame is offset by the soft yet durable fabric finish. Whether curling up or stretching out, the Gijs makes the perfect place to unwind together. The Annet coffee table, made from solid Iroko with a timeless low-profile design, embodies simple elegance and is the perfect accompaniment to the Piet Boon Gijs range of relaxing outdoor furniture. → Elliott Outdoor Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti The cube, the simplest of shapes, is inherent to the nature of the Elliott Outdoor table, lending style and elegance to the seating elements in Minotti’s outdoor collection. Outfitted with a practical internal storage compartment, the table’s metal frame is finished in Pewter-coloured paint treated for outdoor use, and the top is in fine grain, brushed Silver Beola stone.


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→ Pulcino by Eero Aarnio for Serralunga Pulcino is a decorative object that brings a touch of verve to the garden and to our daily lives, evoking elements that take us back to nature and to our childhood. ↘ Loungette by Raffaella Mangiarotti for Serralunga A comfortable range of garden chairs, including a pouf, which has a polyurethane seat with capitonné effect and a beech wood structure treated for outdoor use, making it suitable both as a home decor product and for outdoor living.

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↓ Luba Garden Bench by Ionna Vautrin for Serralunga Luba is a multi-purpose garden bench, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The simple, curved design of this garden bench is soft and generous and therefore extremely comfortable. A great piece of luxury furniture which allows you to enjoy outdoor living.


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O-zon Table and Chairs by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania


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ECC Milano 15  

Welcome to this year’s ECC Milan Report. Between these pages you will find the most beautiful and creative offerings we saw at Milan 2015, a...

ECC Milano 15  

Welcome to this year’s ECC Milan Report. Between these pages you will find the most beautiful and creative offerings we saw at Milan 2015, a...