This year is the first year we’ll be visiting Salone del Mobile in Milan, which is the most well known design fair of Europe. Or as they say themselves: “where everyone who’s anyone on the international furniture design and manufacturing scene comes together to keep up with the latest developments in the field”. Up until now we couldn’t match our agenda’s with the fair, so we’re really curious to see the latest developments and innovations.
Seeing a concrete end result of a designers’ thought process is special and precious. The search for the right materials, the battle of production and staying within a limited budget, while not forgetting the original idea behind the product. There are so many ways the design process can go A wall. But what I admire the most is that there’s always something new to see, something you didn’t see before and never even expected to see.
Take this lamp for example. It’s by Stockholm design duo Siri Bahlenberg and Sofia Bergfeldt and made of ice. It melts within a few hours at room temperature and the water is collected by the lamp’s own mold that stands underneath. Every moulding event is unique even though the same water is reused. Sometimes the ice is clear, sometimes cloudy. How the ice refracts the light varies according to every moulding and where the lamp is in the melting process.
Hoping to see a lot more in Milan next month!