ALACARTER STYLE


MILAN FURNITURE FAIR REVIEW – Chair of the Day – Prickly Pair Chair by Valentina Glez Wohlers by Kelli

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FETISH CHAIRS FROM MUNNA DESIGN by David

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Well… like many of you, I had no idea that the lovely Kelli was so hooked on chairs. As you can imagine, all sorts of questions have been running through my head since this obsession started leaking out on to the pages of alacarterstyle. Is she attracted to a shapely ‘leg’, or does she prefer a well upholstered ‘seat’? Is it healthy for someone her age to get so excited about something most of us just take for granted? What does she really get up to in the evenings? The list goes on…
However, I couldn’t resist including some examples of chairs from the fantastic Fetish Collection from Portuguese designers, Munna. They are showing in Milan this week, and very kindly invited me to a cocktail party tonight, which I am sadly unable to attend… I do like their work enormously though, and will certainly be using it on future design projects. I hope you enjoy it too.

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Gallix Design – @ Milan Furniture Fair 2009 by Kelli

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Thanks to Interior Design Magazine I found Gallix Design – another innovative furniture design company that will be showcasing at the Fuori Salone at Milan Furniture Fair 2009. I like the simplicity of this table collection… what do you think?

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Visit Gallix at the Milan Furniture Fair – Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 18 (MM1 Cairoli MM1/MM2 Cadorna)



MILANO – here I come!!! by Kelli

Tickets are bought, accommodations arranged and anticipation at it’s highest! I am headed to Milan early next week to join the annual festivities for the Salone Internazionale del Mobili (Milan International Furniture Fair)! I have attended the last two years but never has it been so exciting! Every year it gets bigger and better… this year is no exception! I am so pumped to go to Karim Rashid’s Party too (thanks David!)
As I wrote last week, La Murrina will be debuting my project “Coutures” at EUROLUCE (Pad 14, stand E29-F30 Fiera Rho, MM1 Fiera Rho) coutures1

Another great project that you shouldn’t dare miss is Mr. Hyde – designed by Isaac Pinero, Pablo Crespo Pita, and  Martin Franzen! mrhyde



PARTYING IN MILAN WITH KARIM RASHID by David

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Trendy contemporary designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with C&C Milano to create a new bedlinen collection, and alacarterstyle are offering you the rare opportunity to meet post-pop icon Karim at an exclusive party next Thursday during the Milan International Furniture Fair. How cool is that?? Invitation attached…

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My love for chairs by Kelli

When shopping for clothes my weakness is always shoes… but when shopping for furniture, it is almost always chairs! After all it was the fantastic chair designer Arne Jacobsen who was my inspiration to pursue furniture design in the first place. 🙂 You can expect me to write often about chairs I love… and today I want to share with you Meridiani.
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Meridiani are producers of high quality designer furniture with showrooms in Milan, Paris, and Singapore (but they distribute worldwide). Visit the Meridiani stand at the Milan International Furniture fair – FIERA MILANO HALL 5 / STAND C 06
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More on Salone di Mobile – Milan Furniture Fair by Kelli

Some new pieces to look for at Salone di Mobile!

Crash by Gianni Osgnach – See it at Dilmos (I lived just down the street from this showroom and I didn’t go by once without stopping to stare at some of the most fascinating pieces of art and furniture – highly recommended to visit)
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La Perla by Mantellassi

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The new Coupole from Tavazzani & Kassem

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Milan Furniture Fair 2009 by Kelli

Every year in April, designers from all over the world venture to Milan Italy to attend one of the most important interior and furniture design shows, Salone di Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). This year is the most important of all because La Murrina will debut my fantastic lamp design, Coutures!

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The city transforms into a large showroom with events and shows all week. Apart from the fair there are smaller shows like Satellite (Young designers) and Euroluce (all about lighting and where you can find La Murrina) and of course showrooms around town. Some of my favs last year were Moooi and Tom Dixon at Superstudio Piu. Let me know if you are planning to attend and hopefully I will see you there!!!
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