Authentic, innovative and considered design is at the very core of Tigmi so while we would have loved to have crossed the seas to Milan for a sneaky week at Salone del Mobile 2019, our experience of it was lived vicariously through hashtags. Fortunately this technology allows us the veneration of some of the world’s most innovative designers like Ini Archibong and the many partners involved in European design brand Sé, Milanese design agency Studiopepe, and the incredible collaboration by Formfantasma x Dzek. Here’s a few of our favourites from this years Milan Design Week.
Situated inside the iconic Rossana Orlandi Gallery was Sé’s ‘Maison IV’, an elegant space split into four specially curated rooms where each colour, finish and partner had been carefully handpicked by Sé’s creative team led by co-founder Pavlo Schtakleff. Curation at it’s finest with furniture and lighting pieces by Ini Archibong, an incredible mobile installation by Christel Sadde, enviable rug design Stephane Parmentier x La Manufacture Cogolin and many many more.
“I think of it as a seat for reposing, thinking and fantasising...a place for personal escape.”- Ini Archibong, designer of Oshun furniture series (lounge & armchair pictured)
Paris-based Christel Sadde's 'Volabile' & the Oshun lounge
'Pastilles' Chair & Table by Studiopepe x Tacchini Italia
The Future is Un/Written was a showcase to Milan design agency Studiopepe’s new furniture range with a delicate palette of mastic white, lavender blue, a shimmering violet, citron yellow and aquamarine green. The photographic works were a playful experiment by Andrea Ferrari and Studiopepe and fit perfectly in this installation that has us longing to reach out and touch everything in it.
We have a tiny bit of a thing about using natural (often wasted) materials to create beautiful objects so when we saw Amsterdam-based duo Formafantasma and architectural materials brand Dzek collaboration 'ExCinere’, we were very excited. Made of collected volcanic ash from Mount Etna in Italy to glaze the seventies inspired, these refined volcanic-ash-glazed tiles featuring some of our favourite yellow-brown tones are the result of three years of experimentation with volcanic ash and basalt rocks.
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