Nathaniel Ross

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

by , 04/21/11


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The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table. Using eight wooden laths connected by extra-strength magnets resulting in ideal weight distribution, the MIKA allows space at the ends to comfortably seat four people for a spacious yet intimate dining experience. With its flat-pack packaging and regionally harvested timber, this table is sustainably delicious.

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Designed by Portuguese architect, Jose Melo Ferreira, the Spleen collection of furniture has an understated, timeless aesthetic. Its sculptural beauty overshadows its perplexing structure and ingenious engineering. Made almost entirely from locally manufactured plywood, Spleen uses less than a millimeter of wood veneer, allowing the production of hundreds of furniture pieces from just one fallen tree, without compromising the intended design.

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