, by Tom Dixon, was one of the main attractions at the Milan Design Fair this year. It turned the into a labyrinth of design.
Naturally, the first thing on display was some – I loved the shadows these Etched Copper Web Lights threw on the walls behind them.
Next up, fittingly in a room full of steam engines, was a chance to watch the Etch Shade being made and (albeit after a standing in line for a very long time) the opportunity to make your own miniature Tom Dixon chair, with your name etched onto it. It was all very noisy and very exciting!
I kept my chair flat so I could get it home safely, but here’s the full size version…
and Nivea collaborated on La Cura, a white calming space with performance and a clay workshop, designed to a provide a visual antidote to the chaos of the Design Festival. We missed the actual sessions, but were allowed in to take a few snaps of what had been created earlier in the day.
Then it was upstairs to , which lived up to its usual high standard. The location was stunning – balconies overlooking an internal courtyard that used to be part of a Monastery. And the design wasn’t bad either!
I liked this Hot Mesh Chair by …
…and also the Watt Floor Lamp Buttercup Chair.
And this one by .
It might be something to do with my current obsession with yellow, but I loved SoftWall by .
Made from honeycombed paper, it was incredibly tactile.
Again, it could just be my ongoing love of grey, but I thought these shelves from were rather cool too… and ditto this screen.
Our trip to Milan was supported in part by .