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Luxury Outdoor Furniture Shines at Milan Design Week 2018Wednesday 4 April 2018
Luxury Outdoor Furniture Shines at Milan Design Week 2018 ⇒ The weather is getting warmer and Summer is drawing near. Milan Design Week 2018 is the perfect occasion to take some notes on remodelling your outdoor space. But with more than 2,000 exhibitors, you have to know where to look at. CovetED presents you with our choice for the best luxury outdoor furniture brands you should pay attention in Milan this year.
DEDON (Hall 20 – Stand A11/B08)
As a manufacturer of exclusive outdoor furniture, DEDON is one of the world’s leading providers in this industry. Founded in 1990 by Bobby Dekeyser, the brand revolutionized the outdoor furniture market with groundbreaking designs in the space of a few years. With more than 1.000 people working for the company, DEDON is represented in more than 80 countries and maintains showrooms worldwide. DEDON furniture is created in collaboration with international designers, based on German standards of quality, and is manufactured by hand in traditional fashion by trained artisans on the island of Cebu, in the Philippines. In this way, every piece of furniture embodies the combination of modern technology and century-old craftsmanship.
Ethimo (Hall 10 – Stand A03/B01)
Ethimo is an Italian company specialized in high-end outdoor furniture. All its comfortable and functional collections get inspired by the sunny atmospheres of the Mediterranean sea, by its iconic landscapes and by the warm colours of its natural environments. The design of each piece is carefully studied in all its details, using high-quality materials accurately selected in absolute respect for the environment. Craftsmanship meets innovation creating new combinations of materials that perfectly combine tradition and modernity and set the new living en plain air trends. Today, Ethimo is present in more than 40 countries, boasts collaborations with international designers and decorates with its own style private gardens, exclusive country hotels and refined resorts all over the world.
Exteta (Hall 05 – Stand M06/M10)
Exteta brings the best design outside and transforms the outdoors into a completely absorbing experience of aesthetics and functionality. The brand is an infinite range of possibilities that creates an outdoor style of harmony. The quality of the Exteta products is the purest expression of Italian craftsmanship, of that attention to detail and the perfection so loved by the world that it constantly seeks to imitate its essence. Seeking rarity and making it perfect, the brand enters into the soul of the rarest materials, striving for excellence and uniqueness in order to be able to shape and transform them into products that become the stars of outdoor environments.
Fendi Casa (Hall 07 – Stand C25/E24)
Since 1987, the Luxury Living Group has been producing and distributing the Fendi Casa Collection. The rich Fendi Casa catalogue contains furnishings for every area of the home of each one of us. Seamlessly integrating modern advancements with retro details, the collection adds an elegant and inviting ambience. As to the Fendi Outdoor collection, it is designed for unwinding, enjoying nature’s surroundings and entertaining guests with elegance and comfort.
Fermob (Hall 10 – Stand C07)
With a wealth of inspired collections under its belt, Fermob has become a leading expert in outdoor space design. Focused originally on garden chairs and tables, the catalogue has expanded and now offers a wide selection of furniture, accessories and light fittings for both individual and professionals. Fermob is an inspired and inspiring brand that is fiercely proud of its independence and of its image of freedom and joie de vivre.
Gardeco (Hall 08 – Stand F37)
Beauty through simplicity revealing a unique identity, Gardeco could be considered an art publisher (or editor) that represents artists and craftsmen. The brand is where new ideas in art meet high-end decoration, made from fine quality materials such as ceramics, bronze and glass. Gardeco provides an exclusive range of products for its clients, whether they are art galleries, design stores, high-end furniture stores, home accessories stores, concept stores or architects worldwide.
GERVASONI (Hall 07 – Stand F19)
GERVASONI produces high-level furniture for indoor and outdoor use, supplying the residential and contract market (hotels, restaurants and cruise ships). Founded in 1882, the company is currently managed by the third generation of the family with Giovanni and Michele Gervasoni. The collaboration with Paola Navone, artistic director of the company, guarantees the aesthetic quality of the products and continued experimentation with new materials.
Kettal (Hall 20 – Stand E11/F14)
Since its beginnings in 1966, Kettal has had an international calling to design and innovation. Kettal’s raison d’être is the creation of timeless furniture, functional and expressive, which represents a contemporary culture and provides solutions to the emerging needs of modern life, based on a blend of creativity, customisation, innovation and modern production. The brand works with the most important names in the international design scene, who collectively have contributed to what is a well-rounded, innovative and unique collection. Kettal prides itself on European made quality with all of its products manufactured in the firm’s plant. The in-house manufacturing allows a close attention to detail as well as the ability to customise to meet clients’ needs, making each piece of furniture unique and exclusive.
Knoll (Hall 20 – Stand D09/E16)
For nearly 80 years, Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. In this brand, modern design has been its guiding principle and its passion has been shared by customers and design professionals worldwide. Craftsmanship joins technology through the use of design, anchors Knoll’s perspective and shapes the values the brand endeavours to live by today. The brand has a long history of collaborations, from pioneering modernists to bold contemporary designers, that define not only the past but also the future of Knoll through active, recent and future partnerships (such as the ones with David Rockwell, Antenna Design, Barber Osgerby, Formway Design, Don Chadwick, David Adjaye and Rem Koolhaas).
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Matière Grise (Hall 10 – Stand E03)
Matière Grise‘s motto is to explore and use all metal possibilities in the design of innovative furniture, where shape follows function. With the brand, steel takes shape, transforms and becomes the physical expression of one’s ideas to surprise, delight and seduce. Matière Grise’s creations are not just furniture, but pieces of art. Most of them are crafted for both interior and outdoor environments, with a range of specialist materials available according to the client’s needs and requests, in a variety of sizes, colours and finishes combinations. The brand frees the desires by inventing furniture that reflects the personality, that is of the highest quality, is weather resistant and is easy to assemble.
MERIDIANI (Hall 07 – Stand G09/H18)
MERIDIANI interprets the classic themes and tradition with contemporary style. The simple and pure lines and the constant research for new textures and finishes suggest a new idea of luxury, a sophisticated yet natural and relaxed way of living everyday life. A distinguished style and identity, an inspiring new classic that leaves space for personal interpretation without giving in to short-lived trends.
Minotti (Hall 07 – Stand E15/E27/F18/F20)
The Minotti Collection reflects the changes in the way we define the home environment and interprets a new approach to home decor in an exciting interplay of associations between indoor and outdoor spaces. A sophisticated, exciting project where the shapes, materials, colours and architecture of space meld and mix. Minotti delivers the tools one needs to create new design projects for the contemporary living, with a vast array of seating elements and accessories with a strong aesthetic identity, elegant proportions and unrivalled comfort. Through the Outdoor Collection, the sophisticated elegance that distinguishes the interior design products is expanded to include the outdoors, thanks to an impassioned quest for the right materials, carefully selected to resist wear and weather.
Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors (Hall 03 – Stand C09/D10)
The collection of Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors is a tribute to the most significant lines of Maison Cavalli, keeping the philosophy and the DNA of the brand that has always combined the concept of fashion and design with glamour and sensuality. Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors is inspired by the iconic prints and patterns of the most significant collections of the Maison: from animal print to damask, the colours and textures overlapping. Great care and attention are devoted to the choice of materials and fabrics, the matching of pieces and processing.
Royal Botania (Hall 07 – Stand D21)
Kris Van Puyvelde and Frank Boschman, the founders of Royal Botania, first met at university in Antwerp, Belgium, while studying to become engineers. 25 years later, Royal Botania employs over 800 people worldwide, with over 50 located at the head office situated in the same city, Antwerp. Over the years, the brand has earned an acclaimed reputation for creating the most refined, diverse choice of outdoor collections in the world. The individual ranges use a wide selection of different materials, as well as being designed and manufactured to offer a perfect blend of precision and functionality.
SLIDE (Hall 16 – Stand E48)
SLIDE was founded in 2002 by Giuseppe Colonna Romano, inspired by his thirty years of experience in manufacturing plastic resins. The SLIDE collection comprises furniture characterised by an exceptional use of light, ideal for indoor and outdoor settings, with a clean and ironic design. With registered headquarters and production premises in Buccinasco, on the outskirts of Milan, in Italy, SLIDE was the very first design company to produce luminous furniture, elements that became a key to success, soon exported worldwide. Thanks to the Made in SLIDE philosophy, with the recent introduction of rigid and soft polyurethane production and with the acquisition and extension of the Design of Love Collection, the company has reached new markets, thanks to products which are ideal to the contract world.
Talenti (Hall 10 – Stand C05)
Tradition, creativity and innovative spirit are the lifeblood of the Talenti team. A perfect combination of craftsmanship and industry are a primary reference of its quality. The elegance of form, the inlaid precious and difficult to imitate and the courtesy of the artists (assemblers of manufactured talent), are a guarantee of originality and sophistication in every detail visible. The primary objective is to propose Talenti through shapes, colours, materials, a new style of outdoor living. In respect of nature and in constant search of beauty, the brand wants to be the novelty that was missing in the market.
Vincent Sheppard (Hall 08 – Stand D32)
Vincent Sheppard has been designing and manufacturing indoor and outdoor furniture with exceptional seating comfort since 1992. The company is the worldwide market leader in ‘Lloyd Loom’ furniture, a technique where Kraft paper is twisted around a metal wire and woven into unique furniture pieces. From the beginning, the brand made a clear choice to work with natural resources as much as possible for the production of its furniture. The beauty of natural products forms the base of every one of its designs. Today, Vincent Sheppard furniture is exported to more than 50 countries. The headquarters are in Belgium, while the main production plant is located in Indonesia, a country known for its rich tradition in weaving.
Vondom – (Hall 10 – Stand D31)
Vondom pieces transform the simplest space into an ambience filled with glamour, both unique and extraordinary. The brand has broad international recognition and its design culture is expanding and being sought after in many countries, which is what has allowed the brand to grow. Vondom currently has two flagship stores, ten single-brand showrooms and many shops around the world. With a sophisticated soul and a spirit of the vanguard, the Vondom essence can be found in more than 80 countries in the world.
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