i saloni: design to have fun

One of my favourite boots at the Milan Design & Furniture Trade Show is Lago’s. (have a look here for a few pictures of last year)

Lago is a young new company that creates beautiful but also surprising objects and pieces of furniture to enhance a new and more inspiring way of living. A great idea they had is to create “Lago Apartments” a network of houses around Italy and Europe. “Appartamento Lago is not only a space where one implements a new systematic vision of interior design but an epicentre of sociality, where one works, relaxes and develops the ideas that will design the future.” People can apply to become the tenants and contribute to bring to life this concept of living.

Here’s how  they re-interpret some “standard” objects to make them fun and intriguing!

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Yes! There are no romantic widows… it’s a wall paper designed for Lago by Jannelli & Volpi (now that my English and Irish clients made me discover and love wall paper, THIS is the Italian reference for it)

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A floating bed… there are supports but they are invisible.

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Drunk Covering designed by Lea Ceramica. I loved this and thought it would make the day of a tiler!

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Skin, a lavabo that seems to be detaching itself from the wall. Not for everybody for sure but what an effect!

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A different way of interpreting bedside tables.

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And the big table that brings everyone together.