Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A Seat For Every Day Of The Week

Just like action movies are best watched in theatres, there are some things that can be best enjoyed only on a particular #sofa or a #recliner. But, as always you can choose from our myriad range of sofas and recliners to match your lifestyle and taste. Here are a few mentions we feel go best with each day of the week.

#MondayMotivation

There ain't a better way to start the week ahead than by getting yourself a cup of coffee and unwinding on a Stressless office recliner. The patented Glide and Plus systems respond to your every move, giving you unmatched support and superior comfort. Say adios to Monday morning blues.



#TuesdayThoughts

After Monday, a peaceful Tuesday is what all of us look up to. Imagine yourself reading a book, lazing on a chair, and perhaps cozying under a blanket. Fama's MySoul lets you do whatever you wish in utmost comfort. This chair acts like a chaise longue with its footstool. A fabric chair that gives you a floating sitting sensation.



#WednesdayWisdom 

The mid day of the week, that's when you want to be calm and composed, look for inspiration and some wisdom for your soul. Koinor Edit Free Motion allows you to sit, relax, and move in any direction be it with your partner or individually so you can enjoy whatever you are doing in perfect comfort. The sofa comes with an adjustable headrest and automatically adjusting back and footrest.



#ThrowbackThursday

That day of the week when you like to reminisce your childhood or good old days with friends and family, a sofa like Calista by Fama allows you to converse with each other face to face in perfect company and narrate fables or share secret stories with much laughter to spread around.



#FridayFeeling

The day almost everybody in the world is waiting for. The weekend. It’s the end of a hectic week for some, it’s the start of a two-day pure fun regime for some, whatever the mood or mode, our sofas and recliners are what you need for a Stressless weekend. It’s also the day of the premier of a film release but maybe for you it could be a Friday movie night on your home theatre with family and friends. There's nothing better than a Stressless Wave home theatre seating to give you the best movie experience you need. The bonus being the drink holder and the ottoman to keep your remote control and popcorn.



#SaturdayNight 

Does that ring a bell? Of course, it’s that day when most of us would like to party, call over friends, dance to some great music or perhaps have dinner together. Well, MyLoft by Fama is the right pick for you, but as we always say you can choose from our wide range of sofa collection that matches your personality and lifestyle.



#SundayFunday 

Time for some quality time with family. Some fun. Some banter. Some laughter over brunch. Avalon by Fama will make your Sunday a fun day. This three-seater can individually recline each seat, taking your comfort to the next level.


We have mentioned only a few products, but you can as always, choose recliners and sofas you like, which can be customised to suit your taste and needs.

Have a look at our extensive collection of sofas and recliners here: www.simplysofas.in/

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

10 Dining Tables That Double Up For More People

"There's no space", "We'll adjust", "I'll sit in the living room", "I'll wait till the guests finish dinner so that I can sit and eat". These are the things you will hear people saying when they have last moment guests for dinner. If that's the sitch, here are 10 extendable dining tables that will solve your low space issues.

1. Butterfly 

Solid yet light, the Butterfly table from Tonin Casa in canaletto walnut curved wood base with a black ceramic top. The sides of the top extend, like a butterfly spreading its wings, to accommodate more people. The base is inspired by the butterfly. Just like a butterfly is colourful, the top in available in varied finishes - tempered glass, porcelain, marble, and wood. Designed by Angelo Tomaiuolo.



2. Roma

Extendable table by Tonin Casa comes with a wooden top and base in marble or wood. The combination of two valuable and refined materials gives a unique style to the table. Made in Italy, Roma is available in different dimensions and finishes.



3. Tokyo

Tokyo is an eye-catching design from Tonin Casa. Two curved overlapping elements create an 'X' shaped base that is both striking and sturdy. The extensible version makes it beautiful, functional, and inviting.



4. Sigma 

From the Italian brand Calligaris, Sigma extensible table can accommodate up to 8 people or more. The large top is available in wood or in tempered glass which appears visibly raised off the wooden frame with the legs at the corners, giving the table its beauty.



5. Echo

The distinctive Echo table from Calligaris can be extended on both sides, thanks to two lateral extension leaves that can be pulled individually, just pull towards you and slide them from underneath the top and align them with a simple movement. The pedestal base provides maximum comfort to all the guests and the metal base offers high stability. This functional extending table can accommodate up to 10 people.



6. Park 

Park by Calligaris is an extra-long extendable table which features a wide ceramic rectangular top that rests on a solid wooden pedestal base or metal base with a chrome-plated metal support plate. Under the top are two side extension leaves that can be pulled out individually through a hand sliding mechanism. making it possible to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Perfect for elegantly furnishing a large dining area.



7. Eva

The Eva dining table from Alf Italia features a solitary wide column that doubles as a storage for the centre extension leaf. Made in Italy, this table accommodates up to 10 people.



8. Heritage

The stately Heritage extensible dining table from Alf Italia in the dark velvet finish is unique to the Heritage collection. Pairs best with matching upholstered chairs. The extendable table can easily accommodate 10 chairs.



9. Big Table 

From the brand Bonaldo, the extensible Big Table is a game of balances, an optical path that leads from one element to the next, from one colour to the next. While the angular base suggests dynamism, the linearity of the top adds stability. The laser-cut steel legs are available in a range of colourful combinations. The top offers fixed and extendable versions, in an array of finishes. Designed by Alain Gilles, this table has won the Good Design Award.



10. TL 

The TL table designed for Bonaldo by Giuseppe Viganò gets its name from the singular shape of the central leg, comprising two inclined elements with which the table top form the two letters T and L. The table top and base ensemble is distinguished by clean-cut shapes and extra thickness, creating a strong visual impact. The top is available in wood, glass, or ceramic. The base is available in painted metal and with copper, brass or pickled effect.



Add these extendable tables to your wish list. Explore our fine dining collection here: http://www.simplysofas.in/dining Visit our showroom today: http://www.simplysofas.in/stores


Friday, August 24, 2018

10 Recliners You'll Love Welcoming To Your Home

Not just 10, we have a smorgasbord of recliners in our collection, but we have picked a few because they happen to be our customer’s favourite and deserve a worthy mention. Here are the 10 recliners you'll love because you deserve to put your feet up in style.

1. Reno

Before you sit you'll get a sixth sense that this recliner is soft, plush, and will turn out to be everyone's favourite seat in the house. Thanks to the soft contours and plush cushioning, the Reno collection from Stressless is truly opulent. This recliner responds to your body's slightest movement with the aid of the patented Glide and Plus systems. Coupled with a full 360 swivel feature and adjustable headrest, this collection delivers unprecedented comfort.



2. Ruby

A gem among the Stressless collection, Ruby motorised recliner glides, swivels, and offers plush seating for any room. The softly rounded contours work with the body to provide irresistible comfort. Other features include a full 360° swivel feature, the patented Glide® and Plus® systems, and a button controlled adjustable footrest. Ruby is available in three sizes.

Ruby seen here in paloma henna and oak.

3. Consul

Stressless Consul is everyone’s favourite. The recliner has a traditional design with luxury and refined looks. It epitomizes the very essence of Stressless with simple lines, effortless Scandinavian styling and incomparable comfort. It has a full 360° swivel feature with the patented Glide system, the Consul responds to, and works with the motion of your body to give unmatched support and superior comfort.



4. Urban

If you're a fabric lover, consider that Urban recliner is your lucky charm. From the Spanish brand Fama, Urban is all about added style style and function. Featuring adjustable footrests and a flexible soft-backrest. Also available as a motorised recliner.



5. MoonriseXL

The MoonriseXL recliner from Fama is for couples who like to enjoy their relax moments together. The reclining system works with a remote control and can be stopped in different positions. This model has two independent adjustable headrests. If you don’t want to fall into temptation, you’d better not try it. Moreover, you will be left puzzled with, is it a small sofa? Or a big chair?



6. Kim

Kim is a recliner with a soft and stylish design and amazing comfort. Available as manual or electric recliner, but always swivels. Made in Spain from Fama.



7. Signo

Looks like a chair but acts like a recliner. Signo from the German brand Koinor, this functional armchair follows on the comfort promise: Thanks to the modern design and variegated comfort functions. Especially the filigree functional armrests that neatly extend while adjusting into the lying position. The armchair is enriched by a fancy seam, optionally produced tone on tone or with contrast colour.



8. Shelly

Lean back, put your feet up and be transported to a different world. Adjustable headrest and footrest blend comfort with Shelly's beautiful form and leather. Intense charisma joined to a conclusive unit by straight, geometric curves. Now just relax, thanks to the organically feminine lines and diverse and comfortable functions. Shelly motorised recliner by Koinor has a fancy seam which sets manual course tone on tone or with contrast thread.



9. Safira

Light footed, elegant, functional, you'll love to unwind on Safira recliner, made in Germany. Modern with balanced proportions and a compact neatness. It is the sweeping, organically feminine lines that lend the chair its unique character. The fine selvedge seam ensures additional individuality. A feeling good chair that supports the user like a hug. From the brand Koinor.



10. Salzburg

Salzburg recliner by Becker is made from genuine Italian leather with a German technology. The seat is so wide that you can curl up in comfort and watch your favourite movie or series. Adjustable backrest for lumbar support.


Select your favourite recliner and make it yours today. Explore our recliner collection here: http://www.simplysofas.in/recliners-home Visit our showroom today: http://www.simplysofas.in/stores

Monday, July 30, 2018

Pamper yourself with the luxurious Stressless Consul

You've worked so hard to be where you are today. You are now a CEO, a successful businessman, or a manager of a company. When you've moved up all the way of the ladder, isn't it time you gift yourself something? perhaps some rest, some comfort or still better, a recliner that gives you both.

Pamper yourself with the luxurious Consul recliner by Stressless®. Stately and refined, this design has simple lines, effortless Scandinavian styling and ushers incomparable comfort. With a 360° swivel and patented Glide system, the Consul responds to and works with the motion of your body to give you unmatched support and superior comfort.



When you buy a Stressless® recliner, you gain a lot more than just the price you pay. Here are 15 reasons why a Stressless® recliner is worth every penny.

1. Comfort Is Their #1 Priority 

Nobody cares more about your personal comfort at home or in the office than Stressless®. The patented Glide system™ is the key to the renowned Stressless® comfort. Even when seated, your body still moves, shifting position hundreds of times. The idea is to design furniture that effortlessly supports your every movement - this is the essence of Stressless®. The Glide system™ ushers perfect balance, letting the chair automatically move in harmony with your body, adjusting to your body weight - no need to push buttons or levers! Each recliner contains internal technology to support your body’s position and plush cushioning that allows you to completely relax.

2. Supports Head and Lumbar

Stressless® has the technology and ergonomic support many other furniture makers don’t offer. As you sit upright or glide into position, the chair stays focused on offering the proper support for your back. And we all know when your back is happy, so are you. The Stressless® Plus™ provides continuous support for your head and lower back. Upright or reclined, you’re always perfectly supported. Double-sided mechanism ensures maximum stability and functionality. When you recline, the headrest automatically moves up the optimum angle, so you can read a book, watch TV, or browse your iPad, perfectly relaxed.

3. All parts and pieces from start to finish are made from high-quality materials and sturdy steel. Scientifically engineered flexo springs on a steel frame for precise ergonomics, durability, and strength. Stressless® stands by their work by guaranteeing their products and materials against failing from regular wear and tear. The durable steel frame and flexo springs offer superior resilience and continuous support.



4. Whether you’re sitting all day at the office or relaxing in your easy chair, Stressless® offers support at all angles. You should be protected any way you choose to relax, which is why Stressless® technology reads your body position and automatically adjusts for the best fit.

5. The perforated foam is moulded directly over the frame allowing it to take up the proper contour for your body; giving good ventilation and long-lasting, superior comfort. The indentations in the new Comfort-Zones™ technology lets your body sink deeper into the seat, giving you an overall embraced feeling for even more enhanced personal comfort. A higher layer of polyurethane foam padding ensures optimum softness and comfort.



6. Super-soft polyester fibre covers the soft foam, cushions your body for that relaxing cushy feel and ensures an attractive look.

7. Customisable Options

With Stressless®, you can customize the leather, upholstery, and wood tone to match your style and preference for a luxurious look and feel.
There's nothing better than the option to pick high-quality genuine top-grain leather upholstery for the perfect touch of luxurious comfort. The look, smell, touch, and feel of Stressless® genuine leather is a sight to behold and something you must experience for yourself.



8. Robust Base

Two-stem base adds for smoother turning and superior stability.



9. Mobility 

Concealed swivel ring designed for great strength, durability, and an effortless 360 degree swivel for maximum mobility.



10. Free-Standing Ottoman 

An ottoman that can be positioned at the right leg length for you, with its built-in Glide function that adjusts to your body movement ensuring it moves effortlessly with your legs for ultimate comfort.

11. Furniture Shouldn’t Be One-Size-Fits-All. 

Stressless understands your personal needs and individual comfort and hence is available in three sizes. So that everyone can enjoy a movie or a good conversation in comfort.


12. Stressless Stands the Test of Time. 

These aren’t recliners you’ll get rid of anytime soon. They’re built to last and so comfortable that you may hold on to them for decades. Stressless® offers 10 years guarantee on internal mechanism. Besides, the products are endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.



13.  Just the Right Style

No matter what your style, Stressless® has you covered. As a forward, innovative company, they have gorgeous, modern styles to choose from. More of a fan of traditional styles? You can find just what you need with Stressless®.

14. Norwegian-Inspired Designs

Crafted in Norway, Stressless® designs are inspired by Norwegian styles with a simplistic, minimalist flair. Reclining chairs have an open, airy feeling with a swivel base and the fine lines of their sofas inspire sophistication and relaxation at its finest.

15. Recliner Accessories

If you're tall, give your Stressless® a boost with the Elevator Ring. Gain nearly 1 ¼" of height and enhance your comfort.
Personal table - you can attach one to a Stressless® recliner with a classic base which provides a firm, stable working space right over your lap.
Swing table - is a practical and innovative accessory. Attaches to recliners with a classic base.



Stressless® offers superlative comfort that none can match. If you’re looking for a wow-factor piece that delivers on its promises, you’ll discover Stressless® furniture does not disappoint. You'll love coming back to home or office everyday.

So it's time you pamper yourself with the luxurious Stressless® Consul, because you deserve the world's best. The Consul recliner (₹1,87,000), now at ₹1,35,000. Only till stocks last. Also, you can check out our entire collection of Stressless recliners and sofas. Visit our store today.


Monday, July 23, 2018

The So Good So Big Sale Is Here

Isn't it time to own the luxury you've earned? Spread across South India, Simply Sofas stores in total have 80,000 sq.ft of fine European furniture made in Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway and The Netherlands, in short, Europe's finest furniture is on sale in India. Up to 30% off on the entire collection of living, dining, bedroom, home theatre, and more. This is your opportunity to own great design.



If you still need reasons, here's why:
These original designs are crafted in some of the most advanced facilities in the industry and are shipped straight to us, to you.

While the product varies from brand to brand, our sofas are generally made of warp-proof European solid woods, high-resilience webbing, no-sag springs, patented shape-retaining foam, and goose feathers. Our table structures are built with specialised materials and reinforced stainless steel.

Both technology and craftsmanship come together to deliver flawless functionality. Almost every type of product is put through the most stringent tests that exist in the industry. Such as 400 quality checks and over 30,000 cycles of impact testing for sofas. Which means you get more than you pay for.

Some of our collection has the Golden M, the critical German quality certification, which suggests that the products are manufactured via environment-friendly conditions.

We have a collection that is quite simply put, unparalleled, a class apart. With over 425 shades of genuine European leather, with unmatched thicknesses of up to 5mm. And over 325 fabrics in flat-woven, velour, and microfibre.

Over 100 world famous architects and foremost furniture makers have worked on the designs from the inception to the final product to make their dreams come true. These original designs are available at our stores. And let's make it clear "there are no copies here".



Our collection right now on our store floors features over 350 sofas, 120 dining tables, 200 chairs, 70 recliners (and more) - all of which are available through 5 stores in 4 cities - Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Kochi.

We are the exclusive partners for some of the world's best furniture makers. The brands include Leolux, Natuzzi, NicolettiHome, Koinor, Fama, Bonaldo, Tonin Casa, Calligaris, Alf Italia, Stressless, Becker, Varier, Mario Cioni, Bordbar, OSIM, Tajoma, Hands. (Making it 17 brands) While we also have the largest collection of Award-winning furniture and the awards include Red Dot Design Award, Good Industrial Design, Design Prize Switzerland, Interior Innovation Award.

So Fa(r), for 17 years,  Simply Sofas has brought comfort, class, luxury, and happiness to over 10,000 premium homes in South India.

Our large selection of products, both on display and in our exclusive stock system, means you can get the best almost immediately. You can even order a special colour, size, material, finish, configuration or choose from the brand catalogues. We deliver across south India.

All you have to do is visit our stores because the sale is only for a limited period.

Friday, June 29, 2018

What Does Your Sofa Sitting Position Reveal About You

Of course you have heard about IQ tests, memory tests, vocabulary tests, Rorschach inkblot test and the like. Well, here's another personality test that is pure fun, but also has its roots in body language. Let’s say there's a lot more to sitting on a sofa than meets the eye. Body posture and how we really carry ourselves says everything about us. So read and find out what your favourite sitting position on a sofa is and what it reveals about your personality. 

Below are 8 statements. Select only one from the eight which best suits your behaviour or sitting position. 

1. You sit in a drooping position with your head positioned lower than your sofa's headrest.
2. You keep your feet up in a lotus position on the sofa.
3. You cross your legs and sit on the sofa.
4. You occupy the entire sofa by stretching your legs.
5. You turn upside down and sit.
6. You keep your legs up and hug yourself and sit.
7. You keep one leg down and the other on the sofa.
8. As a couple, you have your feet on the partner's lap.

Tastes and liking differs from person to person. If your sitting position is not mentioned here, it is fine. There are many such positions that are more usual or unusual than these. You may have more than one behaviour of the above and that is absolutely fine, but to take this test you have to choose only one option which suggests your most usual behaviour. 

After choosing one statement from the above (selecting one that suits your personality), match the selected number from the above statement to the below-numbered personalities. For example, if your answer is 'yes' to the statement No. 2 which you think is your usual sitting position then your personality is that of No. 2 - 'The Mindful Yogi'. 


1. The Blatant Leaner

Sofa position: legs spread, sitting at the edge of the sofa, head and neck resting on the inside of the sofa

What it means: This position indicates that you are bored. It could also probably reflect being as content as a baby and dealing with life’s stresses with ease.


2. The Mindful Yogi

Sofa position: sitting Buddha-like lotus position on the sofa

What it means: It indicates that you feel open, agile, and carefree. The flexibility it takes to sit this way indicates that you’re emotionally flexible, as well.


3. The Proper Poser

Sofa position: somebody sitting all the way the back - ramrod straight with his/her legs crossed  

What it means: If you're sitting straight, comfortable then it indicates that you’re confident. It also means you’re a strong and reliable person, and everyone turns to you when they need help or comfort.
If you often cross, then bounce or shake your legs, it means you’re an organized and timely person. 
Just sitting straight and keeping your legs crossed can either mean you're insecure or very bold.


4. The Whole Hogger

Sofa position: somebody who comfortably settles on the sofa, just his/her elbows supporting him/her into a half-sitting position

What it means: Taking up this much space is a dominant way to sit on a sofa, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you are dominant in general. As you’re the most likely to have an active social life and the second most likely to have lots of friends, this is probably showing more of a quietly confident and contented sitter.


5.  The Jolly Oddball

Sofa position: somebody maybe bent over with face tucking into the sofa

What it means: It is the total opposite of how most people would sit on their sofa. This shows that you are a rule breaker, unusual, or like to be different in your own way.


6. The Blissful Hugger

Sofa position: sitting with arm around the knees and feet up on the sofa

What it means: Hugging yourself and sitting means that you are defensive or protecting yourself. You will take some time to get to know a person and will not accept someone with the first meet. It could also mean you are trying to relax. 


7. The Graceful Stork

Sofa position: sitting with one leg down and one leg crossed on the sofa

What it means: This indicates that he/she feels very comfortable with you and is interested in what you have to say or getting to know you better. Usually, women are more likely to sit like this than men. It also says that you are comfortable in your comfort zone and do not like taking risks. 


8. The Cuddlesome Two

Sofa position: either of the two has their feet on the other person's lap. 

What it means: A popular sitting style among the couples when it comes to watching a TV show. It is a sociable, warm and happy relationship, with a shared humour. Besides, it can also be interpreted that the lady wants a foot massage from her guy.



We hope you had fun with this personality trivia and what it reveals about you. Do share your thoughts in the comments. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

'Voices in Design' at Simply Sofas

When great minds come together extraordinary things happen. Simply Sofas along with IIID BRC organised 'Voices in Design', an event to bring the most highly regarded architects and designers on one platform at the Simply Sofas Mission Road Showroom, Bangalore. An intense discussion between renowned architects Krishnarao Jaisim, Sandeep Khosla, Sanjay Mohe, and author Apurva Bose Dutta marked the evening of May 25th, 2018. Featured in her book 'Architectural Voices of India', these icons spoke of their unique journeys in architecture, their deep passion for creating, and the challenges facing Indian architecture today. IIID award-winner Shruti Jaipuria of Maia Design presented her unique approach to interior design through a selection of acclaimed projects - Toast & Tonic, The Black Rabbit, Smoor, and The Flying Squirrel.

An intense discussion with (Left to right) author Apurva Bose Dutta, Ar. Sanjay Mohe, Ar. Sandeep Khosla, and Ar. Krishnarao Jaisim


Launch of the book 'Architectural Voices of India' by author Apurva Bose Dutta


A presentation by IIID award-winner Shruti Jaipuria of Maia Design

A memorable evening at Simply Sofas. Thanks to IIID BRC. 

The highlight was the introduction of cutting-edge Italian designer furniture brand, Molteni&C, with a special feature - 'Architects and Their Furniture', which presented the work of master architects Gio Ponti, Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Vincent van Duysen, Patricia Urquoila and Michele de Lucchi - designers of furniture for Molteni&C. The brand is specialised in high-end home furniture and premium luxury projects (such as hotel, ships, theatres, and public buildings). The collection of Molteni&C bedroom, living, and dining furniture is now exclusively available at Simply Sofas in Bangalore and Chennai.

Molteni & C. The defining name in premium luxury furniture.

All in all, a memorable evening with wine, cheese, and voices in design.



The less we say, the more you see, don't you agree?  Come, and explore the Molteni&C collection or fix an appointment for a personal tour at a time convenient to you, please contact us:

Bangalore:
Deepak 95910 54444

Chennai:
Akshaya 90948 66666

OR

Simply visit our stores: http://www.simplysofas.in/stores 

Friday, May 25, 2018

14 Great Things We Saw At Milan Design Week 2018

Salone del Mobile/Milan Design Week 2018 is filled with exhibits, astounding installations, extraordinary product launches, new designs, and the latest in furniture. There is so much more to see and experience, but when you see people crowding at an installation, more people wonder what's happening and more curious people join the crowd. There are some designs and installations we felt were best of the lot, so here are our shortlisted picks from the fair.



Materials Village, an installation dedicated to materials, new technologies, and sustainability will host more than 20 companies. Two great installations dedicated to the theme of sustainability and materials were presented in the Art Garden. A spectacular tower by Studio Marco Piva shows materials at the base of an architectural project, whereas another installation of excellence on the theme of circular economy is curated by the famous designer Yona Friedman for CONAI and Consorzi di Filiera for packaging recycle. Among many new entries, a name of excellence stands out such as PUMA with the MIT Design Lab of Boston, showcased together an ongoing research in the field of bio-design. The project was on a high-performance fabric that reacts according to the percentage of air pollution. The exhibition focused on how the next generation of wearables can adapt in real time using living organisms to enhance performance and personal expressions. The four experiments include breathing shoe, deep learning insole, carbon eaters, and adaptive packaging.



Nendo: "forms of movement" is the sensorial exhibition, proposed by the award-winning and very anticipated Japanese studio Nendo. This year 10 concepts were presented based on the idea of movement, originating from an object’s function, material or production process. Some of the noteworthy mentions include woven table, bouncy layers, paper torch, zippppper project, blooming shades, four-layer vase, seven sliding cases, press tiles, variations of time, sketch capsule figures.



The up-cycling and recycling of plastics are important for the future of the planet. Ecobirdy is a new brand that creates ecological design furniture. The first collection of children’s furniture is produced exclusively from recycled plastic waste from Europe. A “terrazzo” look created with small coloured pieces of recycled plastic toys gives an original touch to the collection and makes each product a unique piece. This idea is to contribute to a more sustainable future as against the biggest man-made danger to the oceans there is. An effort in innovation for a beautiful planet.



Dassault Systèmes teams up with leading designer Kengo Kuma to tackle air pollution. Kengo Kuma presents a giant spiralling air-purifying sculpture with the ability to absorb the emissions of 90,000 cars per year. The sculpture – titled ‘breath/ng’ – comprises 120 hand-folded panels and is a towering 6 meters tall. It is a challenge to create a solution-based design that maximizes the use of existing pollution and neutralizing solutions.



Under Super Cover, a special installation by Studio Modulo indicates how form is essential. A delicate and embracing cloud invades the space with soft tones, lights and metallic sounds and guides the visitor through ancestral feelings, on a journey made of natural elements and sensory suggestions.



A garden pavilion, “Living Nature. La Natura dell’Abitare”, by Carlo Ratti Associati explores the relationship between nature and living. It is designed to explore whether or not space, urban or domestic, can become more human-friendly through the sustainable use of natural resources. Visitors who enter will experience four different seasons of the year - Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn.



The bath exhibition at iSaloni 2018 focused on innovation and sustainability. Cutting edge products for modern bathrooms reflected today’s strong demand for efficiency and energy savings, with the accent on water efficiency, indoor pollution prevention and personal health. Wellness and technology came together in ergonomics, colours and accessories, designed to stimulate emotions. Highlights included ceiling lights with inbuilt showers, cubicles that solved space problems, closets with enhanced hygiene features, and more. Some of the interesting things include Cleanet Riva shower toilet - a new technology with the sensor based washer. A design by Laufen. Dornbracht’s “Aquamoon,” created in collaboration with designer Michael Neumayr, was recently voted as one of the most extraordinary new products of the Salone del Mobile 2018. It consists of four different shower rays, which in combination with the different light scenarios make showering an experience for all the senses.


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For the first time, Grand Seiko makes its presence at Milan Design Week 2018 with 'THE FLOW OF TIME' art installation. It shows the worldview of Spring Drive, which has reached a new dimension that makes you feel the transience of time, approaching the essence of time. Twelve acrylic objects in different shapes are shown in the space, and parts of the Spring Drive watch movement are sealed inside of them. Looking into the objects, small twinkling parts and framed scenery are merged together, so you can feel the watch movement is approaching the essence of time. And small lights in the transparent objects imply the existence of small electricity generated by the parts themselves in silence. It is an art installation in which one can feel Grand Seiko’s thought just by looking into it. Designed by Takt Project.



Urban Hugs by Architect Stefano Boeri, a prototype public space designed to promote the gesture of hugging and conversation. To detach networks of social interactions for a few seconds and embrace each other. To abandon the metropolitan solitude for a few seconds and embrace someone: a friend, a stranger, a love, a lover, a son, a grandmother, the florist, the bartender, the head office, the Cast Iron. It is accompanied by the melodies of the cello by Piero Salvatori, in a liberating embrace. A micro-architecture made entirely of wood, which defines the physical limit where one can stop and isolate from the rhythms of everyday life. The prototype of a "minimal" place that is both open and permeable to view, but personal and intimate in fruition. A space for two.



Flavio Lucchini resident artist and author of all the artworks in the Superstudio’s garden. For Parade 2018, he stages “White Totem – Fashion Art Design” which showcases impressive white totems destinated to squares and urban spaces. With a background as an architect and art-director of important fashion magazines, Lucchini reflects on women dress as a metaphor of contemporary society. The Totems recount a dress that has become a pagan idol and at the same time make fashion eternal.



Kawai, in collaboration with the light artist Takahiro Matsuo, exhibits the poetic installation “Crystal Rain” where a piano with a transparent end floats upon undulating waves of water. As the instrument is played, each note sparkles as droplets of light, raining down into the space surrounding the piano, enhancing the crystal transparency and luxurious glow of this piece. This dreamlike piano is created to celebrate the company’s ninety years.



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Melogranoblu presents "Oneiros",an installation in which the visitor comes in contact with a creature with shimmering shapes, sleeping in an empty space, alive and mysterious, ancient and incomprehensible. Glass is its flesh, light is its breath, colour is its movement. It seems to be in front of the original shapes of the creation and to watch the very own flux of the matter, its eternal mutation, following the line of our gaze and the suggestion of our thought, released from the dream.



Caimi Brevetti's exhibition space is designed to create strong feelings in the visitor. This is obtained through an unusual way of presenting sound-absorbing acoustic products created with Snowsound and Snowsound Fibre Textile technologies. It reduces the annoying acoustic reverberation improving quality both of life and of work. As protagonists, this project allows one to experiment and at the same time activate the sight, touch, and hearing senses through a real experience that the visitor can do by going through a sound tunnel.



The Cotodama Lyric Speaker is the next generation speaker. It shows song lyrics beautifully through your phone. its design concept is "decorate your life with lyrics". The speaker visualises lyrics as an art piece in your living room. The brother model speaker consists of two boards leaned against the wall like a vinyl record jackets. front side is a screen which displays the lyrics, and the other one located behind contains two audio speakers.



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