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Best Of Salone del Mobile 2019

The 58th edition of Salone del Mobile has come to a close, and we’re looking back on some of our favorite debuts

Working in collaboration with French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani, fashion brand COS revealed a large-scale architectural installation entitled Conifera. On view in a 16th century palazzo, the installation was composed of 700 “bio-bricks,” which were 3D printed using renewable resources. Converging at a point between construction and design, the modular blocks interlock with one another to create giant sculptural pathways.

Courtesy of Tod’s.

Tod’s No_Code project recognizes the current changes in our contemporary society, offering new solutions for the way we work, for our personal relationships, and for our constantly evolving style. In “No_Code Shelter: Stories of Contemporary Life,” Studio Andrea Caputo created an exploration of the history, background, and current meaning of a shelter through a series of eight documentary style videos, featuring names like Formafantasma, Chris Bangle, and Maurizio Cheli.Each personal video is accompanied by a complementing physical construction, each representing different codes and criteria for a typical shelter. The project also includes the No_Code Shoeker—a new category of footwear that brings together a classic shoe with a sport sneaker—designed by Yong Bae Seok.

Objets Nomades at Salone del Mobile 2019
Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton debuted a large selection of furniture and design objects by various designers, like Raw Edges, Atelier Biagetti*, and Atelier Oi. Highlights included a yellow chair by Campana Brothers (nearly the perfect center of a great yellow dandelion) and the designs by Marcel Wanders—including a monochrome red sofa and chair, both sitting on bases made up of geometric lattice.