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7 Must See Designers: Salone Del Mobile

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 by

One of the biggest and most important events in the design calendar, Salone de Mobile kicks off again this April. Whether you’re visiting or watching from home, we round up our pick of must see exhibitors.

1. Buster + Punch

Interiors label Buster + Punch experiment with rare, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use. Beginning in a garage in East London, architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale discovered a passion for making things he loved. Look out for STONED an innovative table light, referencing the warmth of a simple candle via modern technologies; drawing on inspiration from the past, to explore the future of lighting.

Polished white marble/honed black granite, £345, Buster + Punch

Look out for STONED an innovative table light, referencing the warmth of a simple candle via modern technologies

Look out for STONED an innovative table light, referencing the warmth of a simple candle via modern technologies
Image courtesy of Buster + Punch

2. DCW

Acclaimed by Le Corbusier the innovative work of Bernard-Albin Gras with Lampe Gras was to be the first articulated lamp in history and a turning point in twentieth-century lighting. Today, over 90 years later, DCW editions continue to publish innovative and contemporary collections widely renown within even the smallest of design circles. A design classic and true twentieth century icon, see how we style the Lampe Gras in the office of Warehouse Home!

N°207, Lampe Gras

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A series of lamps built for office and industrial use, the Lampe Gras is exceptional in its simple design
Photography by Debbie Bragg

3. USM

Beginning as an architectural drawing for custom made modular furniture USM has grown from its former founding as a hardware and locksmith’s business into an empire of flexible furniture systems and solutions for office, home and everyday life.

Modular furniture system, £2, 202.58, USM

This modular storage unit features three versatile drop-down drawers

This modular storage unit features three versatile drop-down drawers
Image courtesy of USM Modular Furniture

4. Poltrona Frau

Founded in Turin in 1912, Poltrona Frau has furnished private homes, hotels and even ocean liners with fine, full grain leather for over a decade. Click here to read the Poltrona Frau story as featured in Warehouse Home Issue Five.

To enhance the natural qualities of leather, Poltrona Frau has developed exclusive processes based on 20 different production phases

To enhance the natural qualities of leather, Poltrona Frau has developed exclusive processes based on 20 different production phases
Image courtesy of Poltrona Frau

5. Anglepoise

Suitable for domestic and commercial environments alike, quintessential British brand, Anglepoise produce a distinguished series of practical task lamps defined by a pioneering perfect balance mechanism first developed in the 1930’s.

Herbert Terry Anglepoise Lamp 1227, Raspberry Mash

Herbert Terry Anglepoise Lamp 1227
Image courtesy of Raspberry Mash

6. String Furniture

Certain things are so strongly associated with an era that they become timeless. As one of the foremost design icons of the twentieth century, this is certainly true of the String Furniture shelving system, first designed in 1949.

String pocket, String Furniture

Celebrating 10 years of the String pocket, a stainless steel design is released

Celebrating 10 years of the String pocket, a stainless steel design is released
Image courtesy of String Furniture

7. Tala

A young British brand creating exquisite lighting products, Tala’s philosophy originated from the African concept of conservation through beauty. Designs combine classic decorative qualities, industrial influences and pioneering technology. The Knuckle pendant in Walnut featured in Warehouse Home Issue Five.

The Knuckle pendant in Walnut, £100, Tala

This beautiful hardwood design was spotted at designjunction. Read as the Warehouse Home team share 8 of the best fine lined designs.

This beautiful hardwood design was spotted at designjunction
Image courtesy of Tala Led

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