Following a difficult year, it was an exciting return to the Milan furniture fair, where a thematic emphasis on community and human connection presided over awe-inspiring displays of technical innovation and material exploration.
In a tactile industry which thrives – depends, even – on human interaction, sharing of ideas and perfect synergy between designer, artisan and consumer, the challenges presented by the global pandemic cannot be overstated, which is why we were overjoyed at the long-awaited opportunity to reconnect with our dear friends and valued European brand partners.
Featuring a series of exhibits centred around high-concept storytelling, we were introduced to long-awaited new designs, beginning the exciting process of curating our new 2022 collections for the Livingspace showroom!
Old Friends and New
Gallotti & Radice
We are elated to announce the upcoming launch of our new shop-in-shop at the Livingspace showroom, Gallotti & Radice. What began as a two-man operation specializing in exquisite glasswork with founders Pierangelo Gallotti and Luigi Radice, has flourished into one of the preeminent fixtures in Italian luxury design. Livingspace Interiors is delighted to become one of the very first in the world to feature this world-class collection at our showroom – arriving in October 2021!
The Gallotti & Radice showroom in Milan, Italy.
Our partners at Poltrona Frau formally announced their expansion into outdoor furniture, collaborating with renowned designers such as Roberto Lazzeroni and Ludovica & Roberto Palomba, with fabric from Loro Piana. A magnificent new collection effortlessly displaying the distinctive elegant flair so typical of Poltrona Frau, this new lineup embodies the concept of boundless living in the truest sense, while beautifully transcending the distinction between outdoor and indoor furnishings. We can’t wait to feature this exciting new collection at the
Livingspace showroom in the near future!
The Poltrona Frau showroom in Milan, Italy – featuring select furnishings of the newly released outdoor collection.
Molteni&C continued to set a high bar with an elegant installation designed by Ron Gilad, designed to evoke the recently elusive magical feeling of travelling, celebrating the renewal of human connection and paying tribute to innovation, creativity, cultural exchange and digital experiences.
The Molteni&C installation at Salone del Mobile Milano 2021, made by Ron Gilad. Featuring the Round D154.5 armchair designed by Gio Ponti.
Ross Bonetti, President of Livingspace and Matteo Bonetti.
Catching up with old friends
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting the showrooms and factories of some of our Italian partners – being introduced to exciting new collections, many of which we’ve breathlessly awaited since the events of last year postponed their release.
The Lemni Chair, designed by Marco Lavit for the Living Divani 2021 collection, seen here in the Living Divani Gallery in Milan, Italy.
The Paola Lenti showroom in Meda, Italy.