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In Pictures: Highlights from Milan Design Week 2015

In Pictures: Highlights from M...
Gizmag's highlights from the 54th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag's highlights from the 54th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The Salone del Mobile 2015 filled the Rho Fairgrounds in Milan from April 14 to 19 (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The Salone del Mobile 2015 filled the Rho Fairgrounds in Milan from April 14 to 19 (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Soft mood furniture by Ego Italiano (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Soft mood furniture by Ego Italiano (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Single bed base turns into a double bed base by Thut Mobel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Single bed base turns into a double bed base by Thut Mobel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Lots of color from Moroso (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Lots of color from Moroso (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Rich textured armchair and pouf by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Rich textured armchair and pouf by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wood carvings and hanging lights by Norman Copenhagen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wood carvings and hanging lights by Norman Copenhagen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
New spin on the traditional rocking chair by Norman Copenhagen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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New spin on the traditional rocking chair by Norman Copenhagen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Slim lines, colors and patches by Casamania (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Slim lines, colors and patches by Casamania (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Button coffee tables by Casamania (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Button coffee tables by Casamania (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Foresta sofa by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Foresta sofa by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Foresta sofa turns into a single bed by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Foresta sofa turns into a single bed by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
ABC lounge by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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ABC lounge by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
ABC lounge turns into twin beds by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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ABC lounge turns into twin beds by Campeggi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Nessy lounge by Campeggi can adopt various shapes (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Nessy lounge by Campeggi can adopt various shapes (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Luxury outdoor settings by Extremis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Luxury outdoor settings by Extremis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Innovative hanging chair by Extremis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Innovative hanging chair by Extremis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Hidden storage space for cushions is handy on a rainy day by Extremis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Hidden storage space for cushions is handy on a rainy day by Extremis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Soft materials and a mix of colors creates a fresh look for Moroso (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Soft materials and a mix of colors creates a fresh look for Moroso (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wooden X joinery features on the back of a Moroso armchair (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wooden X joinery features on the back of a Moroso armchair (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Floating stool by Moroso stands up to the test (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Floating stool by Moroso stands up to the test (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Unique designs by Barcelona Design (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Unique designs by Barcelona Design (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Barcelona Designs features yellow and grey for its new collections (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Barcelona Designs features yellow and grey for its new collections (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Appia designs by Christoph Jenni (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Appia designs by Christoph Jenni (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Inside the Salone del Mobile red lounge (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Inside the Salone del Mobile red lounge (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Mix and match pieces by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Mix and match pieces by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Red themed settings by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Red themed settings by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Bright colors and black wood furnishings by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Bright colors and black wood furnishings by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Blue-themed dining by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Blue-themed dining by Potocco (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Natural greens and textures featured in Potocco's 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Natural greens and textures featured in Potocco's 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Operafood" installation by Valerio Maria Ferrari located at the Milan University (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Operafood" installation by Valerio Maria Ferrari located at the Milan University (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
FuoriSalone exhibits fill the gardens of the University of Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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FuoriSalone exhibits fill the gardens of the University of Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Digital Lithic Design by Raffaello Galiotto (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Digital Lithic Design by Raffaello Galiotto (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Galiotto's works take stone masonry into the 21st century (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Galiotto's works take stone masonry into the 21st century (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Galiotto presented seven pieces in marble (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Galiotto presented seven pieces in marble (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Galiotto's works in marble are made with modern technologies, taking stone masonry into the 21st century (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Galiotto's works in marble are made with modern technologies, taking stone masonry into the 21st century (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Vitruvius in Quarantine" by Bernard Khoury (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Vitruvius in Quarantine" by Bernard Khoury (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The tunnel is comprised of circular marble rings (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The tunnel is comprised of circular marble rings (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Living Line" by Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Living Line" by Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Folklore by Alessandro Michele turns porcelain plates into an archway (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Folklore by Alessandro Michele turns porcelain plates into an archway (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind presented his "Future Flowers" exhibit made from two kilometers of red steel panels (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind presented his "Future Flowers" exhibit made from two kilometers of red steel panels (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Designing China curated by Yang Dongjang (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Designing China curated by Yang Dongjang (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Six Chinese architects and designers show furnishings that explore moods, inspiration and production (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Six Chinese architects and designers show furnishings that explore moods, inspiration and production (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Living Line is made with a ribbon of mirror walls by Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Living Line is made with a ribbon of mirror walls by Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Mood Objects curated by Yang Dongjang (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Mood Objects curated by Yang Dongjang (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wood carvings create soft curves as part of the FuoriSalone exhibit at the University of Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wood carvings create soft curves as part of the FuoriSalone exhibit at the University of Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wall installation adopts "Feeding the Planet" themes linked to Expo Milano 2015 (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wall installation adopts "Feeding the Planet" themes linked to Expo Milano 2015 (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Kitchenhouse" explores the evolution of the Japanese kitchen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Kitchenhouse" explores the evolution of the Japanese kitchen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Yellow Tower by Luca Trazzi for Veuve Clicquot (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Yellow Tower by Luca Trazzi for Veuve Clicquot (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Maxdesign focuses its production on seats, tables and furnishings with a contemporary feel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Maxdesign focuses its production on seats, tables and furnishings with a contemporary feel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Conference table and innovative lighting by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Conference table and innovative lighting by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Poliform's lounge is inspired by nature (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Poliform's lounge is inspired by nature (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wooden coffee tables adopt a linear theme by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wooden coffee tables adopt a linear theme by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Large glass lamps by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Large glass lamps by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Modern take on the classic chandelier by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Modern take on the classic chandelier by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Modern take on the classic chandelier by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Modern take on the classic chandelier by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Expansive wall shelving encases a central fireplace by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Expansive wall shelving encases a central fireplace by Poliform (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
80's inspired furniture by Carl Hansen & Son (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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80's inspired furniture by Carl Hansen & Son (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Soft colors and clean lines by Carl Hansen & Son (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Soft colors and clean lines by Carl Hansen & Son (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Strong angles contrast with circular coffee tables by Billiani (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Strong angles contrast with circular coffee tables by Billiani (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wall of chairs by Billiani (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wall of chairs by Billiani (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Multi-purpose intelligent furniture by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Multi-purpose intelligent furniture by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Double bed comes down from the wall above the sofa suite by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Double bed comes down from the wall above the sofa suite by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Clei's modular kitchen compacts into a wall cabinet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Clei's modular kitchen compacts into a wall cabinet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Clei's kitchen opens up for practical use (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Clei's kitchen opens up for practical use (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
This is not just a sofa by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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This is not just a sofa by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The sofa mid transformation by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The sofa mid transformation by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
What was a simple sofa is now a bunk bed by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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What was a simple sofa is now a bunk bed by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Dramatic lighting and warm tones by Living Divani (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Dramatic lighting and warm tones by Living Divani (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Living Divani's feature lounge (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Living Divani's feature lounge (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Moon-like lamp and marble furnishings by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Moon-like lamp and marble furnishings by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
80's inspired collection by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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80's inspired collection by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Half-moon lamp and unique armchairs by Giorgetti (photo: Edoardo Campanale for Gizmag)
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Half-moon lamp and unique armchairs by Giorgetti (photo: Edoardo Campanale for Gizmag)
Beautiful glass vases by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Beautiful glass vases by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Signature armchairs with art deco textures by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Signature armchairs with art deco textures by Giorgetti (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Futuristic chaise longues by Thonet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Futuristic chaise longues by Thonet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Yellow is the stand out color from this year's Salone del Mobile by Thonet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Yellow is the stand out color from this year's Salone del Mobile by Thonet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Re-inventing the chair from the 80's by Thonet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Re-inventing the chair from the 80's by Thonet (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Naked chairs by Very Wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Naked chairs by Very Wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Slim line 70's inspired pieces by Very Wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Slim line 70's inspired pieces by Very Wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Different seat designs by Very Wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Different seat designs by Very Wood (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Black and red minimal armchairs by Andreu World (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Black and red minimal armchairs by Andreu World (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
A return of the classic 80's quadratic lounge by Andreu World (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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A return of the classic 80's quadratic lounge by Andreu World (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Soft curves create an inviting atmosphere by Andreu World (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Soft curves create an inviting atmosphere by Andreu World (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Runaway fish add to Varaschin's super slim line collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Runaway fish add to Varaschin's super slim line collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Japanese inspired lounge rests on a wooden base by Varaschin (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Japanese inspired lounge rests on a wooden base by Varaschin (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Creative crate-like shelving compliments the wooden furnishings by Varaschin (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Creative crate-like shelving compliments the wooden furnishings by Varaschin (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Dramatic hanging lamps by Zeitraum (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Dramatic hanging lamps by Zeitraum (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Simple 70's inspired pieces by Zeitraum (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Simple 70's inspired pieces by Zeitraum (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Amid the Rho Fairgrounds in Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Amid the Rho Fairgrounds in Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Dramatic billiard table by MBM Billiardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Dramatic billiard table by MBM Billiardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Billiard table coverings by MBM Billiardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Billiard table coverings by MBM Billiardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Over sized slim lines provide privacy in communal spaces by Swedese (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Over sized slim lines provide privacy in communal spaces by Swedese (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Sheltered booth by Swedese (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Sheltered booth by Swedese (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Modern art deco inspired armchairs by Sawaya & Moroni (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Modern art deco inspired armchairs by Sawaya & Moroni (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Collection of hand made chairs by Mattiazzi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Collection of hand made chairs by Mattiazzi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Space-saving lounge and coffee table by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Space-saving lounge and coffee table by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Colorful modular furniture by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Colorful modular furniture by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Soft pastel colors feature in Cappellini's new collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Soft pastel colors feature in Cappellini's new collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Smooth pebble-like lounge suite by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Smooth pebble-like lounge suite by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Cassina featured warm textures in its 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Cassina featured warm textures in its 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Tiny chairs by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Tiny chairs by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Futuristic chaise longue by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Futuristic chaise longue by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wall of chairs by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wall of chairs by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Keeping things simple: black chairs with wooden tables by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Keeping things simple: black chairs with wooden tables by Vitra (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Sam Son's futuristic armchair is more like a sculpture by Magis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Sam Son's futuristic armchair is more like a sculpture by Magis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Other futuristic styles by Magis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Other futuristic styles by Magis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Leather lounge by Magis creates an optical illusion (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Leather lounge by Magis creates an optical illusion (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
2015 collection by Magis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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2015 collection by Magis (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Hanging lights and sleek dining by Artek (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Hanging lights and sleek dining by Artek (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Artek streamlines its 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Artek streamlines its 2015 collection (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Transportable coffee tables by Artek (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Transportable coffee tables by Artek (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Sleek modern concepts by Artek (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Sleek modern concepts by Artek (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Molteni & C's collection features low lines and grand spaces (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Molteni & C's collection features low lines and grand spaces (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Slim line shelves hang from the ceiling by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Slim line shelves hang from the ceiling by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Back to the 80's lounge by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Back to the 80's lounge by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Transparent wardrobe system by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Transparent wardrobe system by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Cubic-themed dining room by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Cubic-themed dining room by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Elegant minimalism by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Elegant minimalism by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Futuristic and contemporary pieces by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Futuristic and contemporary pieces by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Brining nature indoors by Tribu (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Brining nature indoors by Tribu (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The exterior daybed moves indoors by Tribu (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The exterior daybed moves indoors by Tribu (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Fabric weaves the back of a Tribu chair (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Fabric weaves the back of a Tribu chair (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Handmade ceramic collection by Rina Menardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Handmade ceramic collection by Rina Menardi (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Foldable furniture hangs on the wall from Kartell (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Foldable furniture hangs on the wall from Kartell (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Selection of colors featured in Kartell's 2015 range (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Selection of colors featured in Kartell's 2015 range (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Ergonomic armchair by Kartell (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Ergonomic armchair by Kartell (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Foldable side tables decorate the wall by Zanotta (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Foldable side tables decorate the wall by Zanotta (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Modular furniture can take on different shapes by Zanotta (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Modular furniture can take on different shapes by Zanotta (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Beatnik furniture features built-in surround sound technology by Donar (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Beatnik furniture features built-in surround sound technology by Donar (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Visitors test out Beatnik's surround sound booth (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Visitors test out Beatnik's surround sound booth (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Beatnik Sound Station Chair features a high-quality Bose 2.1 system with an integrated subwoofer under the seating area (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Beatnik Sound Station Chair features a high-quality Bose 2.1 system with an integrated subwoofer under the seating area (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Beatnik Phone Booth features a USB connection for smartphones (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Beatnik Phone Booth features a USB connection for smartphones (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Selection of chairs by Knoll (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Selection of chairs by Knoll (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Hoola Hoop table base and sculpture by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Hoola Hoop table base and sculpture by Molteni & C (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Black Hole" by Steve Blatz and Antonio Pio Saracino is a tower pavilion made from wood, glass and steel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Black Hole" by Steve Blatz and Antonio Pio Saracino is a tower pavilion made from wood, glass and steel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
"Lipstick Monument" by Alessandro and Francesco Mendini is made from two steel cylinders (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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"Lipstick Monument" by Alessandro and Francesco Mendini is made from two steel cylinders (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Interni's exhibition entitled "Energy for Creativity" took over the grounds of the University of Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Interni's exhibition entitled "Energy for Creativity" took over the grounds of the University of Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Kengo Kuma and Associates presented its "Kitchenhouse" featuring an impressive pavilion made from bamboo and steel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Kengo Kuma and Associates presented its "Kitchenhouse" featuring an impressive pavilion made from bamboo and steel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Imagine New Days urban transport concept on display at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Imagine New Days urban transport concept on display at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Urban cycling company Biomega has launched two versions of a city bike by Danish design studio KiBiSi, as part of FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Urban cycling company Biomega has launched two versions of a city bike by Danish design studio KiBiSi, as part of FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Biomega bike features a belt drive instead of the typical chain (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Biomega bike features a belt drive instead of the typical chain (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Copenhagen studio KiBiSi designs this lightweight cargo bicycle tailored to the needs of city commuters (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Copenhagen studio KiBiSi designs this lightweight cargo bicycle tailored to the needs of city commuters (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Hyundai Intrado concept car on display at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Hyundai Intrado concept car on display at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Intrado by Hyundai featuring Beaufort Orange and carbon-fiber-finished interior at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Intrado by Hyundai featuring Beaufort Orange and carbon-fiber-finished interior at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Intrado features a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain with a potent 36-kWh lithium-ion battery at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Intrado features a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain with a potent 36-kWh lithium-ion battery at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, which opens up to expand twice its width at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, which opens up to expand twice its width at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The Food Truck concept is designed to offer an instant street restaurant, complete with kitchen and DJ booth at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The Food Truck concept is designed to offer an instant street restaurant, complete with kitchen and DJ booth at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Peugeot Food-truck complies with commercial food preparation standards and comes equipped with professional-grade preparation and cooking appliances at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Peugeot Food-truck complies with commercial food preparation standards and comes equipped with professional-grade preparation and cooking appliances at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
A glimpse at France Design exhibit at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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A glimpse at France Design exhibit at FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Colorful urban street bike on display at the France Design exhibit, FuoriSalone (photo: Edoardo Campanale for Gizmag)
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Colorful urban street bike on display at the France Design exhibit, FuoriSalone (photo: Edoardo Campanale for Gizmag)
Sleek new scooter concepts on display at the France Design exhibit, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Sleek new scooter concepts on display at the France Design exhibit, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Tolix celebrating 80 years on display at the France Design exhibit, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Tolix celebrating 80 years on display at the France Design exhibit, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Street atmosphere in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Street atmosphere in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Invisible lines in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Invisible lines in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Wooden ping pong set in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Wooden ping pong set in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Modeadesign takes its position in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Modeadesign takes its position in Tortona, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Vado Libero offers an aesthetic which transforms your bike into an interior show piece, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Vado Libero offers an aesthetic which transforms your bike into an interior show piece, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Vado Libero's innovative furniture piece compliments a cycling lifestyle, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Vado Libero's innovative furniture piece compliments a cycling lifestyle, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Vado Libero easy-to-use furniture module for storing a bike, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Vado Libero easy-to-use furniture module for storing a bike, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Lamp and matching table on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Lamp and matching table on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Double rocking bench on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Double rocking bench on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
New technology lets you listen to your objects, Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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New technology lets you listen to your objects, Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Tokyo Girl's Room, on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Tokyo Girl's Room, on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Anti-gravity sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Anti-gravity sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
3D digital show on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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3D digital show on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Super slim floating LED lighting featured at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Super slim floating LED lighting featured at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Space-traveling baby sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Space-traveling baby sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Futuristic baby sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Futuristic baby sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Polystyrene sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Polystyrene sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Close-up of the polystyrene sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Close-up of the polystyrene sculpture on display at the Tokyo quarter, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Interni's exhibition entitled "Energy for Creativity" took over the grounds of the University of Milan, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Interni's exhibition entitled "Energy for Creativity" took over the grounds of the University of Milan, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Intersections by Izabela Boloz from the Netherlands, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Intersections by Izabela Boloz from the Netherlands, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Contemporary Chinese design exhibit, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Contemporary Chinese design exhibit, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
New take on the Chinese Lantern, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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New take on the Chinese Lantern, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Contemporary Chinese living room, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Contemporary Chinese living room, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
The food truck opens up to expand twice its width (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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The food truck opens up to expand twice its width (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Looking into the Peugeot kitchen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Looking into the Peugeot kitchen (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Peugeot Food-truck features ample food storage and cooling (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Peugeot Food-truck features ample food storage and cooling (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag's highlights from the 54th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag's highlights from the 54th edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

The Salone del Mobile 2015 has once again lived up to its reputation of being one of the greatest furnishing and design fairs in the world. Gizmag got the chance to explore some of the new furniture collections which not only filled the Rho Fairgrounds, but also took over the city of Milan. Here's a summary of some of the new designs which grabbed our attention at this year's event.

Slim lines, muted colors and the use of natural materials seemed to be the common theme among the exhibitors this year. Simplicity, Northern European minimalism and a return to 70s and 80s themes also featured among some of the more renowned brands. There was a strong focus on compact and modular furnishings, which stood out in contrast to the more grand collections that are only suitable for large expansive spaces.

Maxdesign focuses its production on seats, tables and furnishings with a contemporary feel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Maxdesign focuses its production on seats, tables and furnishings with a contemporary feel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Space-saving designs were some of our favorite picks, which included transforming living spaces and multifunctional pieces by Italian companies Campeggi and Clei.

"Research and development, innovation, patented technology and a creative spirit is what transforms a dwelling into an intelligent home," says Clei. "The versatility of the transformable systems allows us to create multifunctional solutions with a high aesthetic value."

Double bed comes down from the wall above the sofa suite by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Double bed comes down from the wall above the sofa suite by Clei (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Italian manufacturer Cappellini focused its attention on unique production techniques for each individual product, placing an emphasis on craftsmanship as opposed to mass industrial processes.

Space-saving lounge and coffee table by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Space-saving lounge and coffee table by Cappellini (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

New to the FuoriSalone circuit, Vado Libero got creative with innovative furniture pieces that are designed to compliment a cycling lifestyle. Its easy-to-use furniture modules not only make storing a bike and its accessories easier, but also offers an aesthetic which transforms your bike into an interior show piece.

Vado Libero's innovative furniture piece compliments a cycling lifestyle, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Vado Libero's innovative furniture piece compliments a cycling lifestyle, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, which opens up to expand twice its width. The concept is designed to offer an instant street restaurant, complete with kitchen, food storage, cooling facilities, bar counter and even a DJ booth. Conceptualized and designed by Peugeot Design Lab, the Peugeot Food-truck complies with commercial food preparation standards and comes equipped with professional-grade preparation and cooking appliances.

Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Peugeot presented its bold idea for a modern food truck, FuoriSalone (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Interni's exhibition entitled "Energy for Creativity" took over the grounds of the University of Milan, featuring installations from architects adopting some of the themes linked to Expo Milano 2015, which opens next month. Kengo Kuma and Associates presented its "Kitchenhouse" featuring an impressive pavilion made from bamboo and steel. Inside the pavilion, Kuma presented a unique installation exploring the evolution of the Japanese kitchen.

Kengo Kuma and Associates presented its "Kitchenhouse" featuring an impressive pavilion made from bamboo and steel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Kengo Kuma and Associates presented its "Kitchenhouse" featuring an impressive pavilion made from bamboo and steel (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind presented his "Future Flowers" exhibit made from two kilometers (1.2 miles) of red steel panels. The 3-dimensional geometric installation filled one of the university's interior courtyards and was an impressive feature to look at from all angles.

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind presented his "Future Flowers" exhibit made from two kilometers of red steel panels (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)
Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind presented his "Future Flowers" exhibit made from two kilometers of red steel panels (Photo: Edoardo Campanale/Gizmag.com)

These are just an handful of the highlights of this year's Milan Design Week and we've put together a special photo gallery of what we think were some of the more unique and cutting edge furniture designs.

For more info on the show, visit Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

1 comment
Island Architect
So the question will always remain... did Eero really beat the Eames Chair and have the Italians shown them how to do it? And what about the Bastiano? Will it ever be revived? Bill