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Salone del Mobile: our pick of the best!

May 27th, 2021

One of the most prestigious events in the interiors industry, Milan’s Salone del Mobile exhibits the very best in furniture and interior design. Having launched back in 1961, with an original focus on Italian heritage furniture, the event has a legendary past, with some fantastic pieces having been revealed over the years. We truly missed the show in 2020, which was, as many big design shows were, cancelled due to the global lockdowns following COVID-19; but, we’re looking forward to its return, which is – all being well – pencilled in for September this year!

Read on for some of our highlights from the last few years…


At Baars & Bloemhoff’s ‘Transitions’ exhibition, Dutch designer Lex Pott used colour to highlight dimension and layering on several pieces such as a bookshelf and side-table. Thanks to his use of colour-blocking, the furniture appeared geometric, highlighting how colour can accentuate various angles and perspectives.


Back in 2017, Luca Nichetto’s installation of Italian glasswares for Salviati was a real highlight. We loved the unconventional approach toward everyday objects, something we here at Bisque have also championed with radiators such as the Archibald and Hot Spring. Nichetto’s installation also brought glass to the forefront of design, showing off the material’s versatility.


Three years ago, we were mesmerised by Disco Gufram. This magical exhibition showcased five sofas in a super-chic, seventies-inspired space. With clear influences from club-culture, we loved this fresh take on sofa design which transported guests back to the age of disco.


For the most recent iteration of Salone, our pick is Vitra’s Vlinder Sofa, which was designed by Hella Jongerius. This striking couch captured our attention thanks to the unique fabrics it used, pairing a diverse approach toward cloth and materials with a fun and spritely palette. Jongerius designed the Vlinder Sofa as a collage of intertwined textures and colours, devising a piece that pays homage to historical tapestries, whilst still maintaining a modern flair.

We cannot wait to see what’s in store at the next show in September. Salone, we’ve missed you!


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