Portland design reporter Damon Johnstun will cover the 61th edition of Salone del Mobile, the prestigious furnishing and design show, April 18-23 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy. The trends and products that debuted during Milan Design Week last year are showing up in showrooms. Here is a designer spotlight:
Marta Sala Editions’ furniture blends classic elegance with contemporary style, using precise lines and shapes, and luxurious fabrics such as cashmere, wool and linen.
Italian entrepreneur Marta Sala, who founded the brand in 2015, remains involved in every aspect of operations to ensure that each piece meets her exacting standards and honors the legacy of her family, including her uncle and mentor, Luigi Caccia Dominioni.
Sala, who studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, is widely recognized as a leading figure in the design industry. Her furniture is distinguished by its attention to detail, high-quality materials and timeless aesthetic.
Over two decades, she has collaborated with some of the most talented designers and artisans worldwide, including Gio Ponti, furniture/”Ignazio Gardella and Carlo Mollino. Recently, she teamed up with up-and-coming Italian designer Federico Peri to create the Memory Lane collection. The collection, with with brass and other metals, includes a table, chair, bar, applique and screen.
Peri, an architect by training, is appreciated for his innovative and contemporary approach. His work with clean lines, geometric shapes and a focus on materiality and craftsmanship, results in pieces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
— Damon Johnstun
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