Wood furniture hot as Milan i Saloni show opens
 Wood furniture hot as Milan i Saloni show opens
Fred (top) in wenge stained solid ash frame and solid ash drawer, and hard-surface leather; SitTable for PROOFF UNStudio with fabric seating inset to oak veneer table; and Tablina modular occasional tables (below) also in wenge stained ash, with leather-covered particleboard top.
 Wood furniture hot as Milan i Saloni show opens

MILAN, ITALY - Inventive wood furniture styling will be among the standouts as the 50th Milan i Saloni, including the Salone del Mobile, opens April 12 for its six-day run.  

Sprawling through 20 pavilions and extending over 1.7 million square feet, this show combines the U.S. equivalent of NeoCon, Las Vegas Market, and the High Point Market, along with exhibitions of lighting and accessories.

The national flair for style and design has long driven Italy's furniture market, perhaps even to a greater degree than in fashion or kitchenware. For that reason competing designers from other nations like to show at I Saloni to be seen.

 I Saloni 2011 Shows – Basic Facts
Milan Fairgrounds, Rho
April 12-17, 2011
Total participants: 2,720 including SaloneSatellite for general public
Net exhibit area: 1.7 million sq.ft.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
International Furniture Exhibition
50th edition

Salone Internazionale del Complemento d’Arredo / International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition 25th edition

Showcasing: bedrooms, beds, wardrobes, dining rooms, dining nooks and living rooms, hall furniture, children’s furniture, occasional furniture, tables and chairs, rush and rattan furniture, garden furniture, upholstered furniture. Accessories, objects, ornaments and fabrics.
SaloneUfficio / International Biennial Workspace Exhibition 15th edition
Showcasing: office furniture, furnishings for banks, insurance offices, post offices and other public spaces. Seating for offices and public spaces. Internal partitions and coverings. Alarm systems for offices, banks and public spaces: Office heating and air-conditioning. Office accessories.
Audio-video technologies. Services. 

Co-located with:
Euroluce (lighting show)
SaloneSatellite (consumer show)

Furniture design analysts identify a number of trends for the show, include reclaimed wood, and artisan crafted furniture products.

Some examples of new designs that will be seen in Milan:

Fred’s frame desk is in wenge stained solid ash wood with a triangular profile for greater lightness. The same material is also used for the desk drawer, mounted on metal soft-close runners. The top is in Saddle Leather Extra is available in dark brown and camel. The front edge is dyed and finished with protective wax. Accessories come in galvanised gunmetal with a protective varnish.

Tablina by Songolani for Poltrona Frau, is a table with thin lines, fashioned in wengè stained solid ash. The horizontal surfaces of the tops, created in particleboard, are upholstered in  colored leather.

The SitTable for PROOFF UNStudio features upholstered seating in various configurations inset into a table. The wood table features oak veneer or while laminate.

I Saloni 2011 Shows

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