LEFT The Moby ottoman is
a fun addition to interiors
with a slot for temporarily
storing documents or
Photograph courtesy of
RTIFORT + TEJ CHAUHAN: MOBY
The quirky Moby by Tej Chauhan was debuted in Artifort’s space. The ottoman-stool
hybrid takes into consideration the ways in which we live and work. Moby can be
used as an ottoman, stool, or temporary, relaxed seating in common areas. The
highlight: A slot in the surface provides not only a hold to easily move the block, but also
a space to stash things like magazines or files for temporary safekeeping.
Based in Fiskars Village, Finland, Nikari
showcased the best of Nordic and
Scandinavian design during Salone.
The SKANDINAVIA SEPARAT wall
divider, designed by Cecilie Manz, and
XL DECEMBER lounge and ottoman by
designers Jasper Morrison and Wataru
Kumano displayed the upcoming trend
of gravitating toward natural, lighter-toned
woods and leathers.
The SKANDINAVIA SEPARAT divider
(available in ash and Northern pine)
provides a low-key, mobile screen to
help delineate zones in a traditional way.
While partitions are common, particularly
in the open-office environments, the
SKANDINAVIA SEPARAT edits the design
down to its traditional aesthetics.
Similarly, the use of light wood for
NEO: WOVEN GOODS
the XL DECEMBER products re-introduces traditional materials into comfortable
seating that doesn’t detract from its environment. Available in either ash or oak with
leather as well as a canvas option, the XL DECEMBER lounge and ottoman fol-
low the Modernist creed that the function of the object be designed toward its
true intentions and materials, allowing form to be brought out from its function
and natural state.
Made of neoprene yarn that is hand-knotted and crocheted in Italy, Neo’s fun and
funky baskets and poufs invited interaction with Salone attendees. Utilizing different
crochet patterns and neoprene diameters, the baskets hold shape while providing
a bit of flexibility.
One product that stole the show: a massive pouf created with the same crocheted
patterning and neoprene yarn as the baskets that are able to comfortably hold four
adults. These are perfect for waiting spaces or shaded outdoor lounge spots.
ABOVE The Nikari booth
displayed broad use of
light-colored woods with
the XL DECEMBER lounge
and ottoman and the new
LEFT Made of neoprene
yarn, Neo’s woven goods
add a fun, handmade
touch to offices, hotels,