After making a splash at the London Design Festival, Designjunction will be taking its contemporary design mix to Milan for Salone del Mobile from April 9 – 14 with a show called EDIT.
EDIT will feature more than 25 brands in the La Pelota venue. Exhibitors include Modus, Extremis, No Early Birds/Per Soderberg, Channels, Mabeo Furniture, Ercol, Feliz, Innermost, Nevvvorks, Material Lab, Atelier Areti, Case, Utility & Utopia, Vessel Gallery, Sefar, Tokio, Christopher Farr, designlink.pl, Bent Hansen, Forza Tappeti exhibition, Kalmar Lighting, Massless, Brose & Dogali, tokyobikes and more.
Here is a look at some of the exhibitor highlights:
No Early Birds/Per Soderberg is a timeless design collection designed and produced by Per Söderberg. The collection uses a limited set of parts to create a full range of products. The powder-coated metal cross-leg is the main feature of the No Early Birds collection—architectural in its appearance it almost carries the other structures on its shoulders.
Thoughtful detail and easy assembly have been applied to the collection. The metal joins are functional, visible and elegant. The collection is entirely made in Sweden using quality material and eco-friendly production. The full furniture collection will be exhibited in Milan alongside a new home accessories range including a candelabra and solid brass dishes.
Established in 1995 by Samuel Chan, Channels is a modern British design company with a focus on simple design and traditional craftsmanship. It is best known for the high quality of its products and its design integrity, with all products made in Shropshire in the UK.
Channels will launch a new lighting collection by Chan—handcrafted entirely from wood—adding to the Finnieston collection, which launched in September. The range now includes the Finnieston Wall Lamp, Finnieston Bookcase and Tripod Tables.
Channels will also be launching a trio of pendant lights called Three Wise Men. The tactile round forms are made from solid wood and are outstanding examples of how Samuel Chan combines new design with contemporary woodcraft.
The second edition of Designlink.pl will celebrate the best Polish design over the past year from ideas, products, places and people through a carefully curated exhibition and printed publication. From extraordinary weaving structures, technology for the future, fiberglass organic forms that pioneered design innovation in the 60s, ceramic tradition revived to a little taste of poetry will demonstrate the importance of Polish design.
The exhibition will be organized by the Creative Project Foundation in partnership with Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland.
Nevvvorks is an exciting new Danish lighting and furniture brand with a passion for craft and imagination translated into great design. The collection focuses on the functional aspect of design combined with Nevvvorks fascination for new materials.
Material Pendant by Noergaard and Kechayas (pictured above) uses a variety of material across one shape including cork, stone, and wood. Also forming part of the collection is Gear candleholder by Rikke Frost, which has an industrial quality and is available in different finishes as well as the Keel tables, which are simple and easy to assemble.
Adding to their extensive collection, leading British furniture brand Modus will debut a series of new projects with Arik Levy, Shin Azumi, Pearson Lloyd, Jonathan Prestwich, Pengelly Design and Michael Sodeau.
Modus will also be collaborating with Apartment 58 to recreate a pop-up version of their global members club in Milan. The VIP lounge at EDIT by designjunction will be fully furnished by Modus and will be a place to socialize, relax or work within a comfortable home-from-home environment.
Mabeo is an award-winning brand from Botswana, Africa that focuses on craftsmanship, sustainability, culture, natural materials, people and design. Mabeo’s aim is to merge the African craftsperson’s perspective and traditional African culture with a desire for refined modernity.
In collaboration with designers such as Patrica Urquiola, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Garth Roberts and Luca Nichetto, Mabeo has been successfully delivering international projects in the hospitality, residential and commercial sectors since 2009.
The product selection for Milan will include: Meradi Cabinet by Garth Roberts, Kika stools by Patricia Urquiola (pictured above), Thusi Clothing Valet by Studio Nio to name a few.
The talented design duo Atelier Areti create objects of exceptional quality, both design and material wise. Since launching their design studio in 2008 they have worked closely with master craftsmen and manufacturers in Germany and Sweden.
Look out for beautiful wall lights, lights in the shape of birds and exquisite floor lamps. New product launches include: Squares, Up Down Pendants, Marguerite, Circle + Sphere Pendants and Leaf Wall light.
There will be a special press preview on Tuesday, April 9 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The show hours are Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.