At this year’s Milan furniture fair, Kristalia unveiled its new collection to over a quarter of a million visitors. Standouts included Pulp by French designer Christophe Pillet, a moulded polypropylene chair that comes in five colours, stackable when upright and a veritable piece of art when on its side. Also from Pillet is Neat, a bold white aluminium and lacquered table for the home or office, with or without an integrated cable holder and comes in 10 sizes. Italian designer Luciano Bertoncini also presented a collection of tables with fixed and extending lengths, all with glass tops of infinitesimal thickness – just six milimetres.
Also on show was BCN, a collaboration between Kristalia and Barcelona studio Harry&Camila. The stool, named after the design duo’s base (and favourite city), is made of a highly durable plastic called PBT and possesses qualities of the designers’s backgrounds. While BCN’s legs are clearly inspired by Harry’s Dutch heritage, the curvaceous seat and vibrant colour options of red and yellow, showcase Camila’s South American flair. Germany’s Neuland Industriedesign also presented an update on their 2010 Elephant chairs, whch now features solid beech legs or a swivel aluminium base with upholstered removable cushion made of scuba fabric by Kvadrat.
More from Kristalia is slated for the North American debut, including cork and cement occasional tables and vibrant upholstered chairs from the likes of Patrick Norguet, Bartoli Design and LucidiPevere.