The 17 Top Architect-Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2015

The 54th edition of Milan Design Week (also known as Salone del Mobile) recently came to a close. In celebration of its success, we have compiled a list of the most talked about architect-designed products showcased this year. Take a look after the break to see new products from Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, and more.

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David Chipperfield for e15: Fayland, Fawley and Langley

Originally designed for an architectural project in rural England, Chipperfield's "elegant" Fayland table is intended to highlight "linear form and a clear structural concept." The all wood "family" is complete with the Fawley bench and Langley stool.

Fayland / David Chipperfield. Image © e15
Fawley / David Chipperfield. Image © e15
Langley / David Chipperfield. Image © e15

Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid for Olivari: Open and Chevron

Two of three new handles released by Olivari, Hadid's "Chevron" was inspired by the form of her first project in New York City, whereas Koolhaas' "Open" strips the door handle to its most basic elements: the hub and lever.

Chevron / Zaha Hadid. Image © Olivari via Domus
Open / Rem Koolhaas. Image © Olivari via Domus

Nendo for Kokuyo: Offset-Frame Chair

"A casual stacking chair," Nendo's simplistic "Offset-Frame Chair" is comprised of "a plastic resin shell with a unified back and seat section and a (slightly protruding) metal frame" that can be easily maneuvered. It comes in eight different models with six resin color and three metal frame variations.

Offset-Frame Chair / Nendo. Image Courtesy of Nendo

David Adjaye for Sawaya & Moroni: One Series

A multifunctional furniture piece that embraces the idea of compact living, Adjaye's "One Series" combines the table, desk, sofa and chaise lounge into a single component. 

One Series / David Adjaye . Image © Sawaya & Moroni

Ron Arad for Moroso: Glider, Blur and Matrizia Sofas

Unlike the "Matrizia," which was inspired by a discarded mattress found in the streets of New York, "Glider" and "Blur" carved a "classic sofa" from a single, two-toned volume. 

Blur / Ron Arad. Image © Moroso via Dezeen
Matrizia / Ron Arad. Image © Moroso via Dezeen

gmp architekten for Walter Knoll: Re-launch of Meinhard von Gerkan's Berlin Chair

Forty years after its introduction, the relaunched Berlin Chair maintains its "succinct, logical, authentic" appearance with its "highly-polished steel supports" and "supple leather."

Re-launch of Meinhard von Gerkan's Berlin Chair / gmp architekten. Image © Peter Schumacher, Stuttgart, Germany

Zaha Hadid for Citco: Tau and Quad

"Seemingly as delicate as flower petals," Hadid's "Tau" vases "emerge as a series of intricately rendered pleats expressing the formal complexity of natural growth systems." The marble "Quad" table features a "fluid surface" that appear "taut and pleated, denying the inherent unmalleability of its structure."

Tau / Zaha Hadid . Image © Jacopo Spilimbergo
Quad / Zaha Hadid . Image © Jacopo Spilimbergo

Daniel Libeskind for Moroso: Gemma Armchair

"The Gemma armchair... is an exercise in architecture on a small scale. Its asymmetrical hard edges are offset by a luxurious soft ombré of deep blue to white upholstery. The multi-faceted profile is both reminiscent of a precious gemstone and of the geometries typical of fifteenth century Italian tapestries."

Gemma Armchair / Daniel Libeskind. Image © Moroso

Nendo with Glas Italia: Soft

"Soft" is a collection of nine frosted glass tables that aim to achieve a "gradient" of natural and soft images, "as if the colors on the edges were blurring."

Soft / Nendo. Image Courtesy of Nendo

Zaha Hadid, Fernando Romero, and Ben Van Berkel for United Nude: Re-Inventing Shoes

"The Re-Inventing Shoes project is about exploring and pushing the boundaries of this rapidly developing technology by creatingshoes with the largest amount of sculptural freedom." Romero's red "Ammonite," Hadid's "Flames" and Van Berkel's "UNX2" redefine the heel. See the others, here.

AMMONITE / Fernando Romero. Image © United Nude
Flames / Zaha Hadid. Image © United Nude
UNX2 / Ben Van Berkel. Image © United Nude

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "The 17 Top Architect-Designed Products at Milan Design Week 2015" 24 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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