Luxury brands at Salone del Mobile 2022: Bentley, Loewe and more
Many luxury brands including Dior and Louis Vuitton participated in Salone del Mobile 2022 in Milan, Italy; each featuring unique furnishings and designs.
Since its creation in 1961, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile has been the global event for the promotion of design and furnishings. This year, the Salone del Mobile (the 60th edition) is once again a live event — with 2,175 brandss from June 7 to June 12. The 2022 edition also saw the Salone del Mobile pay tribute to 12 companies such as Gervasoni, Flexform, Medea 1905, Molteni, Turri and Visionnaire. These brands have grown with the event since its inaugural launch.
With sustainability at the heart of this year’s theme, brands have decided to bring concrete magic to life. Here are the special creations that some luxury brands presented at Salone del Mobile 2022.
At Salone del Mobile 2022, Dior Maison collaborated with French designer Philippe Starck on a reimagining of the legendary Medallion chair. Presented at the Palazzo Citterio in Milan from June 7 to 12, the special creation, baptized Miss Dior, is inspired by the iconic chair, symbol par excellence of the Louis XVI style.
Clean lines and lightness characterize the Miss Dior chairs, aluminum being chosen for its durability and nobility. The Miss Dior Medallion chairs came in three forms: without armrest, with one armrest and with two armrests. A refined and theatrical staging highlighted these chairs made of polished or satin black chrome, pink copper or gold. Towards the end of the year, these exclusive pieces will be exhibited in a selection of Dior boutiques.
Blending unique materials, architectural forms and futuristic compositions, Bentley Home’s latest collection of interior furnishings was showcased at Salone del Mobile 2022 in Milan. Named after the landscape overlooking the Irish Sea, the Galloway sofa, bench and lounge chair are customizable pieces that combine power and fluidity.
Elements of the interior cabins of Bentley cars are also reflected in the frame of the rooms – three layers of wood veneers in Warm Gray Fiddleback Sycamore, Burr Walnut Briarroot or Smoked Liquidambar. The Helston coffee table is also a new addition to this year’s collection; available in two sizes. Looking for the perfect top? Marble, leather or wood are presented as an option.
For the 2022 collection, Bentley Home presented a plethora of elegant and intricate designs. They include the Havergate cabinet, the Ryde Ottoman, new Ramsey lightning bolts and a new Stirling mirror. To add to that wow factor, Bentley also created its first outdoor furniture collection, Solstice.
On the 10th anniversary of the brand’s Objets Nomades collection this year, Louis Vuitton marked the milestone by presenting at Salone del Mobile 2022. This year, the place at the heart of it all is a two-story space in Garage Traversi in Milan.
For Salone del Mobile, the French house unveiled its latest collection – featuring designs from Atelier Oï, Raw Edges and the Campana brothers. Additionally, a selection of pieces created by different designers for Louis Vuitton over the past decade were also on display; totaling more than 60 pieces of nomadic architecture at the Salone.
The Swiss design studio Atelier Oï presented three new pieces this year: the Belt lounge chair, the Belt bar stool and the Belt side stool. Fernando and Humberto Campana designed a four-seater version of the brothers’ modular sofa, Bomboca. Next, indoor and outdoor versions of the Cosmic Table were created by Raw Edges. Brightly colored Louis Vuitton leather wraps around the table’s carbon fiber base.
During Salone del Mobile 2022, creative director Jonathan Anderson hosted a cocktail reception at Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan to celebrate the launch of Weave, Restore, Renew.
Loewe’s newest project is an exploration of woven craftsmanship and ancient techniques. Revolving around the idea of giving new life to possible forgotten or discarded objects, this is Loewe’s sixth opus at the Salone del Mobile. For “Weaving, Renewing, Restoring,” Loewe looked to traditional craftsmanship from Spain and beyond, including the coroza tradition of Galician straw weaving and Jiseung, a Korean paper weaving technique.
Artisans like Idoia Cuesta, Belén Martínez, Santiago Besteiro and Juan Manuel Marcilla have taken charge of the renewal of 240 baskets (of all shapes and functions) from all over the world. Paper is also in the spotlight this year with a series of pots created by Young Soon Lee, finalist of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in 2019. To make household objects, finely woven strings of paper were used with the Korean technique of jiseung.
During Salone del Mobile 2022, Moooi presented a multi-sensory exhibition. Imagined by LG OLED, Moooi’s presentation combines technology, lifestyle and design. The exhibition includes three new colors for the Hortensia armchair by Andrés Reisinger and Júlia Esqué, as well as new Moooi signature rugs designed by entities such as Front, Christina Celestino, Kit Miles and Sjoerd Vroonland.
Speaking of Christina Celestino, the Milanese designer has also created a brand new Aldora sofa for Moooi – with a unique sculptural backrest. Additionally, Swedish design collective Front teamed up with Moooi at this year’s Salone del Mobile on Serpentine Light; an airy suspension lamp.
Kartel. (yes, with a dot) presented a wide selection of combinations and variations at this year’s Salone del Mobile — including PAPÀ, an archetypal chair designed by Philippe Starck. Made from recycled materials, this one-of-a-kind creation comes in blue, green, yellow, black, and white variations.
This year, Kartell. also collaborated with Ferruccio Laviani on TEA, an abstract shaped lamp in recycled thermoplastic technopolymer. The TEA lamp is available in grey-brown, terracotta, anthracite and white. Durability is a major component of Kartell’s creations. for the Salone del Mobile this year. In addition, the Eleganza NIA and Eleganza ELA armchairs, both upholstered, are presented in melange or imitation leather. The timeless chairs combine discreet charm and elegance.
The Salone del Mobile will return for its 61st edition in Milan in April 2023. It would be exciting to see what designs and creations will be presented next year.
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