The world’s largest furnishings truthful, Salone del Cell, attracted a whopping 361,417 attendees for its 62 version. This international occasion highlights one of the best in furnishings, lighting, and inside ornamental designs. LUXUO had beforehand coated the Salone Del Cell 2024 showcases within the first version of our round-up, nonetheless a component two was wanted to completely embody the occasion’s showcases. Whereas many main manufacturers displayed their new merchandise on the cavernous halls of Milan’s Rho Fiera, quite a few furnishings manufacturers additionally displayed memorable shows at their flagship showrooms in Milanese. These occasions are a part of Fuorisalone which suggests “exterior of Salone.” 

Learn Extra: Roving Eye: Salone Del Cell 2024

Right here is the second version of LUXUO’s protection of the Salone del Cell 2024 together with furnishings manufacturers that caught our roving reporter’s eye:

B&B Italia

B&B Italia’s showroom frontage. Picture: B&B Italia.

B&B Italia’s presence at Salone was absent, however the model did ship a memorable show at its flagship showroom in Milan. The theme for 2024 traced B&B Italia’s path by way of time, highlighting helpful items which have modified the historical past of design whereas permitting newer creations to face out with their revolutionary varieties and objective.

“Damdobue” couch designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia. Picture: B&B Italia.

Piero Lissoni’s masterful stroke was palpable as a result of he’s the inventive director at B&B Italia. His “Dambodue” couch affords beneficiant, linear proportions set in a clear geometric form. The richly upholstered again and armrests present performance and luxury. The couch’s base is product of bronzed nickel, including a chic edge. ‘It has presence, however it’s an understatement; it has physicality, however it’s an understatement; it has the dimension of structure, however it’s an understatement,’ provides Lissoni.

The revered Italian designer additionally delivered a number of new, giant eating tables, such because the “Isos” desk, the place glass and marble legs meet. The super-long desk affords six legs, with the tops lower at 35 levels to create a nook.

“The rounded edges of the tabletop add a contact of softness to the design, ‘however the attention-grabbing factor is the stress constructed between these pencil columns and the highest,” explains Lissoni. Isos can also be obtainable as a spherical eating desk with legs provided in black Marquinia marble, white Carrara marble, or oak wooden in several finishes.

There’s additionally the “Assiale” desk with its tremendous lengthy desk prime, provided in two extendable variations (210cm extends to 294cm, or 250cm extends to 334cm). There’s additionally a set model in 250 or 294-cm sizes, crafted from showstopping Levanto purple marble. Main Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa’s “Omoi” armchair is available in a welcoming embrace with mushy curves and daring aesthetics.

The leather-clad armchair sits on sturdy wood legs and seems like a cat or canine mendacity quietly to welcome its sitter. Tiziano Guardinin and Luigi Ciuffreda’s “Narinari” armchair stole gazes on the showroom. Impressed by the ocean eagle, the armchair appears prefer it has two surfaces chasing one another in an infinity-shaped design. Upholstered in uncooked lower felt, the wealthy detailing and ending make this accent armchair stand out. The brand new assortment will in all probability arrive at Area Furnishings within the coming months.


Cassina showroom for its 2024 assortment. Picture: Joe Lim.

The lengthy queues at Cassina’s Milan flagship showroom attest to the model’s diehard followers and design lovers in every single place. The furnishings model didn’t settle for informal walk-ins. As an alternative, it adopted a QR code registration to realize entry. Cassina departed from the beige development that dominated many showrooms in previous years. 12 months after yr, Cassina was dedicated to color for its showroom. The theme that the model adopted this yr was referred to as “The Cassina Perspective 2024” – specializing in transformation and the continuing evolution that displays the core values and the very spirit of the corporate, persistently identified for its pioneering perspective and dedication to innovation. Listed below are the tendencies we noticed at Cassina’s showroom.

Curved and Attractive

Patricia Urquiola’s “Dudet” for Cassina, now obtainable as a totally upholstered, two-seat sofa, entices with its rounded, seductive type and affords a classy rest expertise. Barber & Osgerby’s “Tamburound,” designed for Cassina, now will get an armchair and chair and not using a backrest added to the household. The seat retains the identical compact aesthetics with a hid orbital rotation to permit the sitter to swivel. Cassina’s new creations with previous and current designers allowed the model to show extra vibrant colors and textures tempered with a whimsical sense of expression and journey. 

Visible Influence

Most notable was the contrasting colors of the “Cornaro” boxy couch designed by Carlo Scarpa in 1973. The rigorous wood construction in a lush burgundy hue holds the child blue upholstered backrest, seat and armrests to create an imposing construction.

Someplace EL-S” seating assortment for Cassina. Picture: Cassina.

Revered French designer Philippe Starck additionally had some methods up his sleeves, evident in his “Someplace EL-S” seating assortment for Cassina. Combining high fashion methods to create distinctive tailoring resembling a purse or suitcase, the seating assortment is obtainable in three sizes: an armchair and three completely different ottoman sizes. The saddlery work, eye-catching elaborations with metallic parts, and arresting patterned upholstery give it visible distinction.

Cypriot-based designer Michael Anastassiades’ “Flutz” eating chair is now provided as a chair with out armrests, obtainable in two fashions, with backrests in two completely different heights. The chair’s modern and minimal design creates a comfy atmosphere in a small eating house.

Retrospective Look

Reissued creations from the posthumous works of Gaetano Pesce, Charles & Ray Eames, and Charlotte Perriand have been additionally the speak of the city. Pesce’s latest passing (i.e. 3 April 2024) shook the furnishings trade, and to pay homage to this design nice’s work, Cassina reissued the “Notturno A New York” (i.e. The New York skyline) from 1980.

Cassina reissued the “Notturno A New York” designed by Gaetano Pesce. Picture: Joe Lim.

The brand new version three-seat couch includes 9 skyscraper parts on its upholstery design, serving as armrests and seats, whereas the center seat will get a backrest designed like a big moon. The couch is constructed from recycled PET fibre, and solely a singular sequence of fifty items can be made.

“Galaxy” pendant mild designed by Charles & Ray Eames. Picture: Cassina.

Mid-century, husband-and-wife design duo Charles & Ray Eames’ “Galaxy” chandelier sees the sunshine of day. Initially designed in 1940, this luminaire’s design was impressed by gathering elements from the automotive trade to supply this showstopping creation. Cassina’s analysis and innovation have put this masterpiece into manufacturing as a result of the couple confronted the technological limitations of the trade throughout the post-war period. “Galaxy” includes 36 mild rods of various lengths in matte black or polished aluminium end.

“Indochine chaise lounge”. Picture: Joe Lim.

Lastly, French architect Charlotte Perriand’s “Indochine chaise lounge” will get a 2024 manufacturing model. The preliminary model, designed in 1943, was crafted in rattan as a substitute of tubular metallic, which was laborious to seek out throughout wartime. Cassina is now manufacturing it in tubular metal, honouring the designer’s unique intention. Within the coming months, you may look out for Cassina’s new assortment within the showroom of W. Atelier.


“Loom” eating desk. Picture: Baxter.

Famend for his or her leather-based experience, Baxter’s 2024 Indoor Assortment was all concerning the masters of design and structure. The model evoked the previous, references to Seventies designs, imbued with trendy aesthetics to maintain the performance related. Notably, the enduring eating desk “Loom” was designed by younger architect Hannes Peer, who labored with Rem Koolhaas and Zvi Hecker in Berlin. The South Tyrol-based architect from Austria relished the problem of remodelling historic buildings and furnishing them largely along with his custom-made furnishings. The “Loom” desk expresses architectural volumes and creativity through its wood legs of stacked slats gracefully supporting the glass tabletop.

“Aura” modular couch. Picture: Baxter.

Peer additionally designed the “Aura” modular leather-based couch, the place the extra-large seat and backrest cushions relaxation on a stable, barely raised base that may function a aspect desk. The couch’s design is impressed by the glamour of Californian villas from the Seventies.

Veteran furnishings designer Roberto Lazzeroni’s two new chairs – “Stig” and “Olaf”; the previous is all a couple of “teddy bear hug” the place its plush armrest cuddles you as you sit in entrance of a hearth whereas it snows exterior. The latter is one other cosy, embracing armchair impressed by Jean Royere furnishings items from the Nineteen Fifties/60s. Lazzeroni’s “Isamu” eating desk has new stone finishes.

Christophe Delcourt’s creativity for Baxter has landed him two creations: “Juliette” modular low sofas with rounded modules and “Lana” household of low tables and consoles providing an interlocking base with a geometric-top configuration.

Paola Navone, a long-time collaborator with Baxter, additionally designed two new merchandise: “Miami Seashore” is a linear model of the model’s best-selling modular couch, “Miami Gentle,” and the “Ortigia” armchair, with its rounded, pebble-form, is a large dormouse festooned with a free-pattern capitonné end. The brand new assortment could also be previewed at Area Furnishings.

Molteni & C

Company have been led to find the Italian design legacy of Molteni & C at Salone del Cell with the 2024 assortment. Vincent Van Duysen imbued each merchandise with profound emotional resonance and creative performance, drawing inspiration from Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi. The gathering is outlined by stylish curves and actions that steadiness innovation and heritage to set the stage for contemporary residing. The furnishings items provide curves and motion, additionally serving to to outline the gathering’s proportions whereas anchoring the type with a up to date aesthetic. 

“Logos” modular wall items. Picture: Molteni & C.

Led by its artistic director Vincent Van Duysen, the Belgian designer’s “Logos” is a modular wall unit which may effortlessly mix into any setting due to its stylish traces and modularity.

The model additionally dug into the Gio Ponti archives to revive the “D.157.6 – Due Foglie” couch. This historic design was commissioned in 1955 by Anala and Armando Planchart, ardent followers of Ponti’s abilities. The couch radiates a sure sort of poetry/motion with its welcoming curved seat and plush backrest. Cypriot-based designer Michael Abastassiades’ “Card bookcase” utilises a excessive degree of technological innovation to create the product’s graphic id. The practical bookcase displays Anastassiades’ pursuit of pure varieties. These new creations could be previewed at P5 Furnishings within the coming months.

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