MILANO DESIGN WEEK 2019

Salone del Mobile

Molteni&C is at the Milan Design Week 2019 with a stand inspired by Mid-Century architecture, designed by the Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, the company’s Creative Director and Corporate Image Curator.

The 2019 concept is inspired by the houses of the great architects of the mid 20th century. The straight pure wall and ceiling volumes divide and emphasize the different spaces. These shifting volumes never touch each other, creating horizontal and vertical visual filters. The result is a bright and open architecture, with large green islands inspired by Californian gardens.

 

Surf

design Yabu Pushelberg

Canadians George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, all-round players in the world of architecture, design and graphics since 1980, have just designed SURF, a modular sofa system, for Molteni&C.

Thanks to their experience in the hospitality field and in exploring the nature of organic forms well beyond any traditional approach, Yabu Pushelberg design seating, unfettered by the constrictions of excessive modularity and rich in unexpected details. Ideal for residential or hospitality projects, such as hotels or offices.

 

South Kensington

design Rodolfo Dordoni

South Kensington, London’s trendy district, home to the Victoria & Albert Museum and now to Molteni&C|Dada new and prestigious Flagship Store, inaugurated at the beginning of this year, lends its name to the Milanese architect’s latest design for Molteni&C. The idea was prompted by the successful launch of the Kensington armchairs at last year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. An all rounded sofa like the futuristic 2001 Space Odyssey, a design that was all the rage in the 1960s, but with a contemporary look.

The use of avantgarde materials and the extreme attention to detail as well as the chance to fit in with the Kensington armchairs, with which it shares the basic concepts, makes it an indisputable and exceptionally versatile protagonist. Upholstered in leather or textiles to be chosen from the huge Molteni&C collection.

 

Gatwick

design Rodolfo Dordoni

This table, designed by Milanese architect Rodolfo Dordoni, takes the name of London’s Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in the world.

A hub where cosmopolitan travellers meet every hour of the day and night on their way in or out of the U.K. capital, much like a table where people meet for dinner. It is the particular structure of twisted and criss-cross steel recalling an airplane propeller or a helicopter blade that inspired the name.

 

Greenwich

design Rodolfo Dordoni

On the southern bank of the Thames, Greenwich is home to the famous Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian Line. Despite being a refined district of London, Greenwich still enjoys the freshness and tranquility of a small English town far from the roar of the nearby City.

 

Gliss Master Sistema 7

design Vincent Van Duysen

The Gliss Master wardrobe system has been enriched with a new type of door featuring an ingenious opening mechanism: Sistema 7. The core of the design is a patented, horizontally folding mechanism that enables the doors to be moved effortlessly and silently from their initial housing at the side of the compartment, thereby making it fully accessible.

Sistema 7 is designed to accommodate very thick doors, lacquered, in wood or glass with patterned acid etching on the front.
Sistema 7 is particularly suitable for corner solutions or as an opening in walk-in wardrobes, acting as a partition between the spaces in front of or in a wardrobe placed in the centre of a room or as access to a different room.