Even though Salone del Mobile was postponed until 2021, many of Milan’s virtual debuts were terracotta in tone, brining high design down to earth. Here are the standouts:
Spanish manufacturer Sancal’s first flat-pack seating range takes its name from the car seat–inspired mechanism that allows its various modules — from armrests to tables — to click into place. The system comes in a variety of textiles and leathers, including this muted coral.
The chunky volumes of Patricia Urquiola’s latest creation for Moroso form a tribute to the art of Basque abstract sculptor Eduardo Chillida. Ruff’s wide armrests perch on the sides of the seat and wrap firmly around it with the help of a single joint.
Celebrating the tensions between warp and weft, the Telares rug by Nanimarquina is handwoven from Afghan wool using techniques common in kilims and dhurries. This rustic, carmine-coloured yarn version highlights the collection’s serious level of craft.
Though goblets made of Murano glass sparked the idea for designer Omri Revesz’s coffee tables, it’s the line’s material makeup that provides its earthy texture. The proprietary Cimento — a compound made with 90 per cent mineral aggregates and a cement binder — allows for full colour saturation in more than 30 hues.
The irregular pentagonal shape of its top gives this dynamic cocktail table by Maurizio Manzoni for Roche Bobois its name. Available in four sizes and five finishes, each features a lacquered steel base in black.
Side tables to rugs, sofas to armchairs, the most exciting releases from the Salone that never was celebrate earthy hues.