April 14 2016

Acrylic Rocking Horses and Smile Stools by Nendo

My old time friend, Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, just put out a story on CNN titled Salone del Mobile 2016: The 15 most desirable objects in the world right now. Jaime’s got an incredible eye for design and the way she explains design to the world makes her an excellent communicator.

This year, she got to attend Salone del Mobile, an annual design fair that takes place every spring in Milan, Italy. It is the largest exhibition in the world for design, which encompasses furniture, lighting, and home furnishings. It’s basically the Art Basel of the design world.

As she writes:

“The objects of luxury I’ve chosen here are only a small representation of the creative talents displayed in Milan this year, but they are some of my most coveted items. These objects are made to be talked about, to be in the spotlight, and to set the bar, so let’s give them their shining moment.”

One of her top picks is the all-acrylic modern rocking chair by Japanese designer Nendo. Called the H-horse, it can stand alone as a beautiful sculpture, though it’s meant to be ridden.

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At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Nendo also put out these stools that were inspired by the shape of a smile. Happy faces can be found as imprints on the seats. Want!

via [CNN, Wallpaper]

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