The Rayan table was featured at 2024 Salone del Mobile.
Photo: Courtesy of Minotti

17 of the Best Design Launches at This Year’s Salone del Mobile

See the latest products from Edra, Minotti, Poliform, Kallista, Dedon, Ethnicraft, and more

The curtain has closed on Salone del Mobile 2024, leaving Milan bathed in the afterglow of a design extravaganza in which the world’s leading creatives transformed the city into a vibrant showcase of cutting-edge furniture and lighting. Within the labyrinthine halls of the Rho Fiera Milano, a select few pieces emerged as the season’s must-have design statements, poised to become coveted additions to any stylish space. Discover them below.

Edra’s Milano chairs by Jacopo Foggini. Photo: courtesy of Edra

1. Edra

Borrowing inspiration from the silhouette of Milan’s landmark Duomo cathedral, Edra’s Milano chair is a fitting emblem for Salone del Mobile: Graceful, elegant, unexpected yet familiar. “The chair thus becomes allegory and icon of a relation between rule and freedom of impulse capable of breathing life into material,” says Jacopo Foggini, who designed the seat using extruded polychrome polycarbonate threads. “This is a homage to a city in which I have seen my work grow and transform, a city which courteously embodies the aspects my creativity has identified with over all these years.”

The Rayan table in red marble. Photo: Courtesy of Minotti

2. Minotti

Evoking the sensual glamor of the 1970s, Minotti’s new Rayan family of tables by Hannes Peer offers versatility and style, designed with a sleek elliptical top, that can be rendered in either richly veined marble or wood, ideally to pair with the brand’s Yves seating system. The piece, which comes in dining or lounge version, is then set on a cylindrical base—which itself can come in either stainless steel or Black Coffee metal.

Kallista’s new Bandeau shower head with White Carrara marble. Photo: Courtesy of Kallista

3. Kallista

One of the most glamorous bath fixtures to debut at the show was from Kallista’s Bandeau collection: A striking shower head wrapped in a marble cuff with hand-carved ridges that reference Neoclassical columns. Offered in either White Carrara or black Nero Marquina options, the fixture also incorporates lustrous matte metallic finishes.

Matteo Cibic’s ‘Siona’ bar unit for Visionnaire. Photo: courtesy of Visionnaire

4. Visionnaire

From his studio in the northern Italian city of Vicenza, artist Matteo Cibic drew inspiration from the country’s retro automotive designs to create the Siona bar cabinet for Bologna-based Visionnaire. Thus, the eye-catching work juxtaposes a slick aerodynamic body, shown here rendered in teal, with a square, textured-brass base. A matching low cabinet with a white-marble top was also released.

The PI dining table surrounded by a suite of PI dining chairs. Photo: courtesy of Ethnicraft

5. Ethnicraft

“I tried to introduce imperfections in standardized pieces as much as possible,” explains designer Alain van Havre, who conceived the new PI chair for Belgian furniture brand Ethnicraft as part of an existing line. His mission succeeded in the best possible way. Carved from solid oak harvested from European forests, the seats feature unequal edges that nod to the natural shape of a tree trunk, giving them a wabi-sabi impression.

Architect Hannes Peer created the Loom table for Baxter. Photo: Courtesy of Baxter

6. Baxter

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Baxter installed a booth called The Clay House, an earthy array of furnishings in pleasing textures and warm colors. In tandem, the brand installed works at La Casa Sul Lago on Lake Como to showcase its latest knockout table, Loom, by fast-rising architect Hannes Peer. Composed of an interlocking rosewood base set on adjustable metal legs, the circular table features a glass top that creates a dazzling interplay of light and shadow underneath, a nod to the great Carlo Mollino, one of Peer’s influences.

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The new Meritage Collection from Tuuci. Photo: courtesy of Tuuci

7. Tuuci

Miami-based Tuuci is expanding rapidly. It’s the first year the manufacturer, beloved for its ultra-chic standing umbrellas and shade solutions, brought four product categories to the fair, including the new Meritage collection by founder Dougan Clarke. A cheerful highlight is the nautically themed series of deep-set armchairs that feature clean-lined silhouettes and woven-wood-style frames. These are destined to populate pool courts from the Hamptons to Palm Beach.

Ostrea chair from Royal Botania. Photo: Courtesy of Royal Botania

8. Royal Botania

Often overlooked in favor of the pearl, the humble oyster shell has become an unlikely source of inspiration for the talented Belgian designer Matthias De Ferm, who crafted the Ostrea Chair Collection for Royal Botania as an homage to the mollusk. Designed for ergonomics with a fanlike array of welded-steel tubes, the indoor-outdoor piece comes with two padding choices: a rounded seat cushion or coverage of the entire surface, tracing both the shell’s sinuous shape and ribbing.

The Seashell Grand wing chair. Photo: courtesy of Dedon

9. Dedon

The latest addition to Dedon’s beloved Seashell Collection by French architect Jean-Marie Massaud is the ultra-comfortable Seashell Grand wing chair, set to be released in 2025. Recalling the form of a seashell, the seat curls around the body and instantly quiets the surrounding noise thanks in part to its clever design, which totally immerses the user in a zen-like tranquility. Best of all, the indoor-outdoor collection now utilizes the brand’s new EcoCycle Fiber, which is made from sugarcane.

The Camelot sofa system by Antonio Citterio. Photo: Flexform

10. Flexform

Conceived by Antonio Citterio, the new Camelot sofa system for Flexform is highly customizable due to its modular design and range of finish options for both the structure and cushions. Supremely comfortable due to goose-down padding, the backrest cushions are supported by an exposed cylindrical beam that can be made from different varieties of premium wood or clad in cowhide; the width and depth can also be customized to any dimension.

Nao Tamura designed the Origata collection for Porro. Photo: courtesy of Porro

11. Porro

Buzzy designer Nao Tamura, who hails from Japan and is based in New York, took cues from the art of kimono making to craft the new Origata bench and console for Italian brand Porro. The low-waste manufacturing process consists of cutting and assembling sheets of aluminum similar to how kimonos are made, with the end result both austere in its geometry and softened by its sartorial influence.

Scavolini’s Poetica kitchen system. Photo: courtesy of Scavolini

12. Scavolini

Classic meets contemporary with this new modular kitchen system from Scavolini, dubbed Poetica. Designed by Vuesse to showcase the beauty of wood, the series comprises doors, cupboards, cabinets, shelving, and wall panels—all of which can be customized in different coverings and colorways.

Officine Gullo’s new Isola kitchen islands. Photo: courtesy of Officine Gullo

13. Officine Gullo

An expert in made-to-measure kitchens with a Made-in-Italy stamp of approval, Officine Gullo has unveiled a new series of kitchen islands called Isola. Designed to be the hub of the home, each customizable island is centered around one of the brand’s iconic ranges and upholds its commitment to excellence without sacrificing on aesthetics or technology. Indeed, the style is so timeless it would fit in virtually any home.

The Maya collection from Daum. Photo: courtesy of Daum

14. Daum

Dazzling treasures abound at Daum, the famed French crystal factory that dates back to 1878. For this year’s Salone del Mobile, the brand brought its mesmerizing new Maya collection of aquatic-inspired objets d’art. Among the whimsical works are seahorses and a massive swordfish—but one of the most stunning is the Rays Magnum blue vase, which combines the silhouette of a manta ray and the energy of ocean waves into one striking vessel.

The Rialto desk by Rimadesio. Photo: courtesy of Rimadesio

15. Rimadesio

Architect Giuseppe Bavuso has expanded Rimadesio’s bridge-inspired Rialto collection to include a chic writing desk that features a welded-aluminum structure that suspends the desktop, just like a bridge. The aluminum frame is available in 46 colors, while the shelf is glass with a walnut worktop and fronts. A pair of freestanding storage units are also available and come clad in synthetic leather.

Jean-Marie Massaud’s Ernest sofa for Poliform. Photo: Poliform

16. Poliform

Jean-Marie Massaud makes another appearance on the list with his sculptural Ernest sofa for Poliform. “It’s not a sofa—it’s a place to live in an easy way,” he explains of the deconstructed take on modular seating, which features large volumes that are joined organically to create a deep-set cushion. The singular pieces provide a small, linear sitting area or combine to form larger L-shaped configurations.

Logos wall unit from Molteni&C. Photo: Molteni&C

17. Molteni&C

Leave it to Vincent Van Duysen to put a sleek and sensual spin on modular wall units. For Molteni&C, the award-winning Belgian designer conceived a suite of furnishings including Logos, a storage system that is endlessly customizable and offers an array of options for compartments, doors, and drawers of varying heights. The versatile unit can be placed on the ground, wall-mounted, or suspended with a trestle base, while finish options include wood, lacquer, glass, and metal for even greater personalization.

Cover: The Rayan table was featured at 2024 Salone del Mobile.
Photo: Courtesy of Minotti


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