Vision Contract Furniture Fair in Milan.

Escrito por: Eduardo Macías.

As a result of the mission work to the Furniture Fair in Milan, by the team of Innovation and Design Iteknia, I had the opportunity to interact in person with designers: Francesc Rife, Gilberto Cruz, Jean Marie Massaud, Joaquín Homs and Patricia Urquiola. Respecting those who read this blog focused in the foreground to the Contract, let me share with you some reflections in this sense only and I also invite you to visit later the news section of Iteknia to share with you some references about them and their work that I have prepared in a broader context regarding their work.

I would to start by noting that all the aforementioned designers have a relationship with the Contract, either through its furniture designed for that use or direct participation in the design of hotels, which leads us to confirm the presence of the element “High Design “discussed in previous post as a feature of a product Contract. In the notes I have written in another section you can find the direct reference of Contract projects where they have participated.

Another important event in this fair is that in addition to the already established houses specialized in Contract, many brands have developed a special line of furniture destined for Contract, Gandiablasco, Kettal, Point, Arketipo, Rever, Porada, Driade, Unopiu, Sika, Barlow Tyrie, Ethimo, Umbrosa, Dedon, Vitra, tRIBE, Sky Line Design, Extremis, Atmosphera, are the most important, surely to consult them will give you direct references about the product, at the end of this text you can find multiple links.

And of course, we could not help but notice the use of the materials under the premise of design that says “New materials, new designs”. So then, I can tell that there was a notable increase in the participation of the tissue as a material for many furniture. The incorporation of resins interacting with woods and metals also marked an increase in its presence. Blued metal colors, meanwhile the woods are maintained even predominantly very natural, with little appearance of paint and matte shades.