Milan 2016 – Hay 2016 colletions debuted with a massive exhibiton at La Pelota in Milan. The Danish brand’s complete range of products was set in a labirinth of rooms connected by steps and corridors that allowed visitors to view the designs from different heights. The company introduced also wrong.london new lighting brand, a project by Hay, Sebastian Wrong, founder of the in-house brand Wrong for Hay, and a Hong Kong investor.
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French duo Rowan and Erwan Bouroullec designed a compact solution for younger design lovers. The CAN sofa comes flat-packed and can be easily assembled at home. “The idea of the name CAN is that “you can make it”, just don’t be afraid. Maybe the sofa will overcome any doubt. So, it is implemented into the name itself, just don’t be afraid, it will work” said the designers to ArchiPanic.
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Rowan and Erwan Bouroullec designed also the visually light yet reassuringly strong Palissade outdoor collection. The series features powder coated steel chairs, tables, low stool, bar stool, bench, dining bench, lounge chairs and a sofa.
“There are almost imperceptible, but significant changes to the angles, curves and the juxtaposition between the frame and slats in each different typology” commented the designers. Palissade comes in light grey, anthracite and olive in order to match both natural landscapes and urban settings.
Dutch designer Scholten & Baijings created 13eighty, a plastic moulded chair with thousands of perforations that help water drain off. On show also the Soft Edge moulded plywood chair by Iksos-Berlin.
In Milan, Sebastian Wrong presented wrong.london new lighting company, an evolution of HAY’s in-house brand Wrong For Hay. The debut collection includes PC lamp by Pierre Charpin: a simple round polycarbonate head with a base and arm made from aluminium.
Johan van Hengel designed a series of lampshades made from three layers of stained and varnished veneered oak. Among the new design also a collection of lighting in collaboration with historic Dutch textile manifacturer Vlisco.
Photos: courtesy of HAY.