Milan Furniture Fair: A Preview

Colin Firth in The Kings Speech

David Beckham — Colin FirthUsain Bolt:

These people are unarguably at the top of their game in their respective fields.  Beckham is the most famous football star. Firth is the greatest male actor of today following his recent Oscar win. Whilst Bolt is the fastest man in the world and three-time World and Olympic gold medal winner.

The same could be said for next months Salone Internazionale del Mobile, April 11th –17th.  Every year it gets bigger and better and is THE furniture fair to attend if you want to find the latest hotbed of design talent, the best new products released by the major brands, or even just take in some great design culture.


This year the fair will see the launch of Designjunction a new platform that existing companies will use to exhibit their new products. Bringing together a very credible and impressive line up of Britain’s leading designers and manufacturers in the fields of furniture, lighting and accessory brands Designjunction is a must see at this years fair.

Noughts & Crosses Stools by Michael Sodea for Modus

‘Each company will present their newest collections, with stunning lighting installations, a temporary pop-up shop and eye-catching displays across the space – art directed by renowned British designer Michael Sodeau.’

Noughts & Crosses Stools by Michael Sodeau for Modus are an excellent example of when two ideas can be brought together to create one great product.  Fun, practical and with a very handcrafted look these stools will look great in both a public and private space.  Circus Lamp by Innermost is another product being launched at Designjunction that whilst simple in design a great high-end look perfect for a modern interior.

Michael Sodeau Anything Stationery Collection

It is, however, design brand Anything that I am most looking forward to seeing new product offerings from.  A collaboration between UK designer Michael Sodeau and Japanese company Suikosha, Anything recently launched their debut collection of stationary products helping them win a Red Dot Award.

Other companies showing under the Designjunction umbrella include – Benchmark, Race, Channels, Beau McClellan, Anglepoise, Melin Tregwynt, Wedgewood, and + Stone.