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Milano ECC Milan Report 2012 Cover Image Etch Light Web Copper by Tom Dixon This Page Scraplight Series by Graypants ECC Milan Report 2012 Introduction Art & Industry My annual pilgrimage to Milan for iSalone the largest design fair in the world is something I look forward to each year. However I wasn t sure exactly what impact the gloomy economic news in Europe would have on the creativity and innovations I would see there this time around. Well I m pleased to report that this year was one of the more exciting fairs that I have been to in terms of new products on display and brilliant splashes of colour that were anything but subdued. I continue to be impressed by the investment in research and development that our key suppliers put into their ranges in terms of new materials and production techniques while retaining the craftsmanship their brands are built on. While the main exhibit halls this year combined furniture and kitchen displays there was plenty of additional furniture and lighting innovations in the new design areas in central Milan. Gone are the days when travelling to the Milan Furniture Fair means a visit to the show grounds covers all on offer. Tortona once a cheaper alternative for fringe or young designers is now like a mainstream satellite of the show grounds and new initiatives like Ventura Lambrate are reclaiming former industrial areas of Milan and transforming them into design districts. In addition Tom Dixon set up shop at the Museum of Science and Technology putting that on the design map and providing an anchor for other designers exhibiting alongside him. In terms of trends I found the influence of the 1950s was strong. For example Minotti used this as the departure point for their collection introducing rounded triangular coffee tables varying check fabrics tobacco leathers and splashes of pop art colour. Roll & Hill s lighting range fitted into this era especially their Modo pendant with its clusters of bulbs in round globes. Explosions of colour were found at Linteloo who repainted their whole showroom bright orange and at Paola Lenti who introduced a range of 500 colours in their exterior range. There are no excuses for not finding the correct shade there Wood was used widely in furniture particularly Walnut. This exquisite wood was the mainstay of Giorgetti s collection and also featured in a new range from Zeitraum out of Germany. We travelled to Milan directly after Frankfurt Light Building a solely lighting fair where we met with our main lighting suppliers so I have included a snapshot of what we saw there along with the iSalone fairgrounds and central Milan in this all-encompassing report. So sit back and enjoy this preview of what is coming to ECC this year. Be sure to join our email list for announcements as these ranges arrive. You can do this on our website www.ecc.co.nz. We look forward to welcoming you in store soon. Mike Thorburn Managing Director ECC Lighting Furniture 1 ECC Milan Report 2012 1 18 Minotti This year Minotti designed a multi-storey architectural structure to showcase their new collection inspired by the contemporary style of the 1950s which Minotti revisited with a fresh creative spin. The result was a stunning collection of graphic styles forms and colours with a hint of California style. 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 -- -- -- Powell Sofa by Rodolfo Dordoni -- -- -- -- -- Davis Drum by Rodolfo Dordoni -- -- -- -- -- Sullivan Coffee Table by Rodolfo Dordoni -- -- -- -- -- Gilliam Lounge Chair by Rodolfo Dordoni -- -- 4 1 2 3 -- -------- Morph Lounge by Formstelle -- -------- Morph by Formstelle -- -------- Morph Bar by Formstelle 1 ECC Milan Report 2012 2 18 Zeitraum strives to design simple things for our complex world that impress without dominating. They reach out to the senses for that instinctive reaction that comes with great design. The harmonious fusion of materials in the Morph range delivers on this philosphy. The comfort was enhanced further this year with the option of fully upholstered seats and the Morph Pouf to match the lounge chair. 2 3 Zeitraum ECC Milan Report 2012 3 18 Tom Dixon Fin Light is an ode to engineering and an introduction to new and rapidly changing lighting technologies. Proudly exposing its inner workings Fin takes usually invisible electrical components and makes them integral to the design the result is a self-contained piece featuring both shade and light in one. A heatsink an extruded aluminium component used to cool electrical equipment forms the body and structure of the light. Designed to give an intense brightness the 6 high powered LEDs are magnified through a giant acrylic lens to give a broadened beam of light. 1 Fin by Tom Dixon 6 ECC Milan Report 2012 4 18 Graypants It s exciting when you find a fantastic new product at the fair but even more rewarding when there is a great story behind it. Scraplights from Graypants is such a product. It s made from salvaged cardboard laser cut and then hand assembled into these beautiful shades. It s a tribute to recycling. When they are new there is a smoky smell reminiscent of the camp fire due to burning in the laser cutting process. There are many shapes and sizes in their range. 1 Scraplight Series 9 ECC Milan Report 2012 5 18 The influences from the 1950s were strong at this year s Milan Fair. This pendant could easily come from that era yet is still very contemporary in style. Modo Chandelier is inspired by off-the-shelf parts but are custom CNC-milled from solid aluminium. The spoke-and-hub system allows Modo to be configured into a broad range of fixtures. Roll Roll& Hill 1 Modo by Jason Miller 10 ECC Milan Report 2012 6 18 Paola Lenti In the Key of Colour is a chromatic revolution by Paola Lenti which offers an incredible 500 new colour hues in their outdoor range. The solid colours of Rope their technical yarn are resistant to light and atmospheric agents. They can be combined in different ways to produce fabrics cords and rugs that are unique and exclusive to Paola Lenti. The new colour combinations introduced this year allow you to choose your favourite tone to match shades or to create contrasts. 1 Tonton by CRS Paola Lenti 13 ECC Milan Report 2012 7 18 Moooi Marcel Wanders has designed a collection of ceramic vases for Moooi. All vases are produced and decorated at Royal Delft a Dutch company dating back to 1653 and the original producer of the beautiful Delft Blue ceramics. The vases are reinterpreting and revitalizing Delft Blue and old Dutch craft using new ideas for shapes and decoration. 1 Delft Blue Series by Marcel Wanders 14 1 ECC Milan Report 2012 8 18 Bleu nature Bleu Nature collects driftwood from the French coastline and crafts it into exquisite lighting and furniture pieces. The Outline collection of floor table and wall lamps is organic and industrial mutant and elegant. The free and natural shape of driftwood is reinterpreted and guided. Like two halves of a whole the bare branch and matt black steel combine to create diverging trends and fluid lines. 1 Outline Collection ECC Milan Report 2012 9 18 Myyour These lively stackable stools and matching tables are eye-catching for both their design and colour. The wide asymmetric holes reveal the colour inside to create a crater effect enhanced by a light that illuminates from the inside. There are matching floor and table lamps too. The pieces are realized in PolEasy a special kind of polyethylene studied by Myyour through years of research with high performance in terms of duration washability and colours brilliancy. 1 Liberty by Moredesign ECC Milan Report 2012 10 18 Giorgetti A balance between form detail and identity are the inspirations for the Giorgetti 2012 collection. As always exquisite finishing details and fine materials reminiscent of their cabinet-making heritage are used. Corium is a series of double beds with a curved headrest frame upholstered in saddle leather. The bed frame can also be in saddle leather or alternatively fabric. All covers are completely removable. The feet are in solid walnut canaletto wood. 1 Corium by Umberto Asnago 20 ECC Milan Report 2012 11 18 Axo light The grandest addition to the Spillray series is this new chandelier. Composed of a fascinating shape-play of upturned goblets overlapping transparencies and contrasting colours the series of glass bowls spill light in every direction. Available in crystal orange red or grey shades with a chrome plated metal support. 1 Spillray by Manuel Vivian 22 ECC Milan Report 2012 12 18 Lolli e Memmoli With one eye on the tradition the other on the future Lolli e Memmoli have reinterpreted the chandelier. In Ariel chains of Bohemian-cut Venetian crystals hang down delicately from an invisible supporting structure reaching different heights - a feathery profile much different from the horizontal precision with which they begin their descent. They create cascades of light that add grandeur to any interior. 1 Ariel by Ivan Lolli & Mario Memmoli 23 ECC Milan Report 2012 1 Sorry Giotto 3 13 18 Catellani& smith A series of minimalist circular LED lamps named for the legendary perfect freehand circle drawn by Italian late Middle Ages painter Giotto di Bondone. The beautiful blue hand-painted copper rings contain warm white LED lamps that give a surprising light output. This floor lamp won Best Floor Light in the Wallpaper Design Awards 2012. 24 ECC Milan Report 2012 14 18 Artemide In-Ei is a collection of sustainably designed foldable lampshades developed by Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. Translated as shadow shade and nuance the folded textile pieces cause a play of light and shadow through layering. The project represents a continuation of the folded clothing design Issey Miyake is famous for. The lamps utilise special fabric derived from recycled PET bottles using innovative technology and follow 2D and 3D mathematical principals to define their shape. 1 In Ei by Issey Miyake 25 ECC Milan Report 2012 15 18 royal Botania Royal Botania s best selling Ninix range is now dressed in black. As well as the black batyline fabric and glass the marine grade stainless steel chair and table legs are now also black giving a sleek uniform look. In the same way Ninix is also available in all white. 1 Ninix Black by Kris Van Puyvelde 26 ECC Milan Report 2012 16 18 Visionnaire The designers of the Visionnaire Collection stamped their mark on the outdoors in truly opulent style with a new range of exterior furniture. Imposing ceramic vases steel bamboos and wicker were introduced. Gothic inspired leg detailing chain-linked ovals and the luxury V logo transferred across from the indoor range creating unity from indoor to out. This Sveva chaise with its folding hood is the ultimate in outdoor lounging. 1 28 3 2 1 2 3 -- -- -- Arcadia Pot by Alessandro La Spada -- -- -- -- -- Sveva Chaise-longue by Giuseppe Vigan -- -- -- -- -- Acanthus Wall Light by Samuele Mazza -- -- & Alessandro La Spada 1 2 3 -- -------- Desire by Jan des Bouvrie -- -------- Manhattan by Roderick Vos -- -------- Tulipani by Roderick Vos 1 2 ECC Milan Report 2012 17 18 Linteloo Celebrating their favourite national colour the Linteloo showroom in Tortona underwent a complete transformation to the world of Orange designed by Anya van de Wetering. New plaids and colours were introduced through new products and refreshed previous releases in the collection. The range has the ongoing design philosophy of easy living which typifies the relaxed comfortable style of Linteloo. 3 ECC Milan Report 2012 18 18 Erwin Zwiers The inspiration for the Twisted Lights comes from the material used namely bend plywood. This type of plywood is perfect to bend when it s properly processed so the forming capabilities are endless. The flexibility of the material invites organic forms. Each lamp is handmade which makes no lamp the same. 1 Twisted Lights by Erwin Zwiers 32 Fabula by Umberto Asnago Fabula by Umberto Asnago Corium by Umberto Asnago Derby by Laura Silvestrini Ion Desk and Ode Chair by Chi Wing Lo Dia by Chi Wing Lo Corium by Umberto Asnago Mobius by Umberto Asnago Outline Simple by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Outline D port by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Outline Bureau by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Outline by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Outline Double by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Outline Double by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Outline Simple by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Lustre Igniq by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Kiinau by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Nagori by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Nagori by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Nilleq by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Kisimi by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Kisimi by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Hekla by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Hekla by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Tupilak by Frank Lefebvre and Bastien Taillard Gilliam by Rodolfo Dordoni Warren by Rodolfo Dordoni York Lounge by Rodolfo Dordoni Prince by Rodolfo Dordoni Powell by Rodolfo Dordoni Sullivan by Rodolfo Dordoni Cesar by Rodolfo Dordoni Evans by Rodolfo Dordoni Morrison by Rodolfo Dordoni Sherman by Rodolfo Dordoni Sherman.93 by Rodolfo Dordoni Manhattan by Roderick Vos Trunk by Roderick Vos Pleasure by Linteloo Lab Desire by Jan des Bouvrie Tulipani by Roderick Vos OT.Tosa by Heike Buchfelder and Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag Kugel Twisted by Heike Buchfelder Figura s by Heike Buchfelder OT.Tosa by Heike Buchfelder and Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag Fin Light Obround Copper Fin Light Round Blue Fin Light Round Aluminium Fin Light Round Copper Etch Light Web Copper Etch Shade Stainless Steel Etch Shade Copper Fin Table Light Copper Etch Candle Holder Stainless Steel Lustre Light Square Lustre Light Round Lustre Light Flat Peg Chair Stained Brown Oak Peg Lounge Chair Stained Brown Oak Peg Bar Stool Stained Brown Oak Pleat Box 47 by Xavier Manosa and Mashallah Pleat Box 24 by Xavier Manosa and Mashallah Pleat Box 36 by Xavier Manosa and Mashallah Pleat Box 13 by Xavier Manosa and Mashallah Tam Tam by Fabien Dumas Funicul by Lluis Porqueras Cala by Joan Gaspar Disc Oliv Cone Drop Emilia Clarissa Lora Olivia Raffaele Lugh Tonatiuh Amaterasu Mak by Patrick Norguet Lem Chrome by Shin Azumi and Tomoko Azumi Brunch by Romano Marcato Lloyd Table and Wendela Chairs by Serener Wendela Barstool by Serener Wendela Barstool by Serener Luftschiff Light by Kranen and Gille Stool by Serener Cushion by Serener Noon 5 by El Schmid Modo Chandelier by Jason Miller Morph Lounge and Footstool by Formstelle Bluff City 14-inch by Jonah Takagi Excel Desk Lamp by Rich Brilliant Willing Waiter & Waitress by Formstelle and Neat Noon by El Schmid Twist Round by Formstelle Excel Chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing Bent Glass Table by Naoto Fukasawa Bent Glass Bench by Naoto Fukasawa Luminous by Tokujin Yoshioka Leon Battista by Laudani and Romanelli Bell Jar Palermo Hurricane Georgian XL Hurricane Datcha Hurricane w Handle 68cm Hurricane Prince Charles Clock Alain L Clock Bonneville Clock Marine Master Clock Bourgeois Hurricane Equestrian S Barnes Dining Chair Privilege Dining Table Lamp Maritime Aquitaine Cake Standard D Angloul me Table Savannah Chair Luce Volante by Ingo Maurer Team Comic Explosion by Ingo Maurer and Team Talo LED by Neil Poulton Cuma LED by Roberto Paoli Pirce CM by Giuseppe Maurizio Scutella Sorry Giotto by Enzo Catellani IN-EI by Issey Miyake IN-EI by Issey Miyake Tolomeo Midi by Michele de Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina Wa Wa by Enzo Catellani Spillray LT SPILL G by Manuel Vivian Spillray SP SPIL 30 by Manuel Vivian Sampei by Enzo Calabrese and Davide Groppi Modular Chair Modular Table Spiral SP01 Cloverleaf Sofa Mirror Sculptures Versailles Bar by Alessandro La Spada Mobile Armadio Reeve by La Conca Alice Chaise-Longue by Alessandro La Spada Farnese Poltrona-Armchair by Samuele Mazza Marfisa Poltrona-Armchair by Roberto Lazzeroni Doria Poltrona-Armchair by Alessandro La Spada Isabella Poltrona-Armchair by Roberto Serio New Antiques Container Table by Marcel Wanders New Antiques Container Table by Marcel Wanders New Antiques Container Table by Marcel Wanders Monster Barstool by Marcel Wanders Big Ben by Marcel Wanders Valentine and Baby Valentine by Marcel Wanders Delft Blue Jumper by Marcel Wanders Delft Blue Accessories by Marcel Wanders Altdeutsche Clock by Studio Job Altdeutsche Cabinet by Studio Job Altdeutsche Chest by Studio Job Paper Chandelier by Studio Job Kobi by Patrick Norguet Kobi by Patrick Norguet Manzu by Pio Manz Elle by Eugeni Quitlet Circus by Corinna Warm Circus by Corinna Warm Origami by Anthony Dickens Bubble by Steve Jones Buckle by Tina Leung Jeeves and Wooster by Jake Phipps Jeeves and Wooster by Jake Phipps Beads by Winnie Lui Beads by Winnie Lui Facet by Tom Kirk Adagio by Francesco Rota Afra Pouf by Francesco Rota Plano Table and Kiti Chairs by Francesco Rota Afra by Francesco Rota Kimono by Francesco Rota Giardino by Paola Lenti Lily Table and Chairs by Moredesign Liberty by Moredesign Liberty by Moredesign Baraonda by Moredesign Lily Table by Moredesign Penelope by Moredesign XQI Bar Table and Barstools by Kris Van Puyvelde Taboela and QT Chairs by Kris Van Puyvelde XQI Loungers by Kris Van Puyvelde Ninix Table & Chairs by Kris Van Puyvelde Ninix Table & Chairs by Kris Van Puyvelde Dome Club Dome Intervallo Ciclotte Doble O OJ D lmori Quadra AP LED by Alltogether Rettangola by Alltogether Manhattan AP by Alltogether Bauhaus 90 W by Fernando Prado Audrey SO by Massimiliano Raggi Rettangola by Alltogether Quadra Liseuse by Alltogether and Massimiliano Raggi Bauhaus 90 by Fernando Prado Light Cut Mini Light Soldier Fort Knox TheBlockOfLight LED Squad G-O Decofix Giano K-Tribe Outdoor LED Pipes Micro Battery Wan Kap Pure Request a hard copy of Milan Report 2012 Auckland 39 Nugent Street Grafton Auckland 1023 PO Box 391 Auckland 1140 New Zealand Phone 64 9 379 9680 Fax 64 9 373 5614 www.ecc.co.nz Wellington 61-63 Thorndon Quay Wellington 6011 PO Box 1554 Wellington 6140 New Zealand Phone 64 4 473 3456 Fax 64 4 473 3567 Christchurch KS Lighting Unit 3 75 Blenheim Rd Christchurch 8011 New Zealand Phone 64 3 365 0012 Fax 64 3 365 0014 SINCE 1909