We checked out the presentation from British design and manufacturing company Established & Sons in the Tortona district of Milan. Here are some of our favorites:
Floating Table by Ingo Maurer
The German designer created this innovative wooden chair/table set with the table “floated” by one arm of each of the four chairs surrounding it. There are no legs to the chair! Upon closer inspection, you will find that Mr Maurer has geniusly created sliding mechanism below which connects the chairs and the table, allowing the chairs to slide back into the table when not used – and acts as a true supporting mechanism. It is indeed well-designed and can start conversations!
Stack by Shay Alkalay
This stacked drawers can be pulled from either direction, as opposed to your “standard” drawers. Depending on the room you have, you can choose from a shorter 8-drawer unit or the taller 13-drawer unit. There are also color variations to choose from, or stick with the wood veneer version – whatever works best with your room.
Udukuri by Jo Nagasaka
This piece is one that requires lots of manual labor. Specifically it is a traditional Japanese technique that the designer uses to manipulate the surface of the Douglas fir top by peeling it in order to expose the grain to create an uneven surface. A mold is then created and then a resin is applied to the surface with color (which may be chosen) for the smooth finishing. You would have never guessed how much work has gone behind this piece when you see it. It’s like any piece of furniture you buy, ask and understand.
Here are some more photos from the presentation. Enjoy!