This year Moroso was spectacular. Not everything was a hit, in my humble opinion. I didn‚Äôt particularly like Ron Arad‚Äôs work. Patricia Urquiola‚Äôs Bohemian Collection was not to my liking.But her additions to the Shanghai Tip collection were beautiful.
The new sofas, chairs and settees from the Shanghai Tip Collection are more soft and relaxed. And she sets the gold standard when it comes to intertwining different textiles and pattern.
New, softer sofa
I love this settee, pouf and chair – with their Asian flair and wonderful use of pattern and texture.
Nipa Doshi and Jonothan Levian‚Äôs Charpoy Collection was wonderful for these up-and-comers. Definitely not for everyone, but I found them to be lovely, and totally new.
You can see Urquiola‚Äôs influence. Their customizable My Beautiful Backside (what a name!) settees are young and cheerful. They used wool and felt because the combination reminded them of old-fashioned clothes with stiff starched collars.
Nipa Doshi sitting on her Beautiful Backside Settee. She‚Äôs definitely someone to watch.
I saw copies of Tokujin Yoshioka‚Äôs Bouquet Chair throughout the Salone. He says, ‚ÄúI got the idea for Bouquet from the installation I created last October for Moroso’s New York showroom. I used about 30,000 paper tissues to recreate a cloud-like atmosphere.
The Bouquet makes people who sit on it happy, just as a bouquet makes the person who receives it happy. The vibrant, delicate colors trigger different sensations in each of us.‚Äù
The chair is a pleasure to sit in. I felt very feminine and wished I were wearing high heels.
Philippe Bestenheider‚Äôs collection of Nanook tables (part of a larger furniture collection) were a hit with me. They also remind me of Urquiola‚Äôs feminine instincts.
However, Bestenheider says he drew his inspiration from the cold north, and Inuit cultures.
The Moroso exhibit was jammed. Obviously a hit with everyone.