When we have stepped into the Era studio Apartment Gallery at Via Palermo in Milan, we have seen beautiful space with many beautiful products.

The presentation was work of the Japanese Karimoku New Standard furniture line in the collaboration with Tomás Alonso, TAF, Lucien Gumy, Big-Game, Scholten & Baijings, Teruhiro Yanagihara and Sylvain Willenz.

Simple wooden furniture and accessories looked brilliantly in the space of this raw apartment. Alongside Karimoku furniture, the stationary products from the new label Praxis, which shares love for the durable and sustainable design with the Japanese label, were also on the display.

We bring you whole atmosphere of the exhibition on our photo report.






One the highlights of The Salone del Mobile last week is this work of the celebrated Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov.

We have spotted it at The Mindcraft exhibition by The Danish Crafts at Ventura Lambrate next to another great furniture and products prototypes. Suitnest Dinner is a rattan and leather picnic backpack with the integrated shirt and jacket at the back and space for other utensils for the great picnic in the nature.

Henrik Vibskov who is number one in the Danish fashion today has used traditional manufacturing techniques and create untraditional object which represents all: elegance, durability, craft, concept and adventure in one. Great work!


Some questions for Dana Cannam who presents with Agata Karolina their new "Hummingbird" rocking armchair at The Front Room in Milan. Jana Távníčková made the collage of the armchair using some historical pieces from the collection of Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, where Dana find inspiration during Salone every year.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
Agata Karolina and I have designed and built an upright rocking chair called "Hummingbird"
The name reflects the calm state of suspension between being engaged and deep relaxation. When seated, the user is upright and alert, with a gentle tilt and shifting of weight, the chair creates an embracing sensation, producing the feeling of calm.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
Zona Tortona for the parties and the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia for a quick look into the future.

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
A proper Italian espresso in the morning and an americano at night.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
No, I tend to concern myself with work when I am in Milan, so lunch and dinner usually consists of street food. Although you can grab a quick dinner at Spazio Rossana Orlandi and enjoy her amazing garden...her design collection is usually not too shabby either.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
I'm always excited to visit the Museo Scienza and check out the latest developments in design and technology.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
I am looking forward to exploring the Ventural Lambrate. I had the opportunity to exhibit there last year and was really impressed with what I saw. It's a nice alternative to Zona Tortona if wish to avoid massive crowds.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
Just the Ca' Laghetto this year.



Some questions for Dana Cannam who presents with Agata Karolina their new "Hummingbird" rocking armchair at The Front Room in Milan. Jana Távníčková made the collage of the armchair using some historical pieces from the collection of Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, where Dana find inspiration during Salone every year.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
Agata Karolina and I have designed and built an upright rocking chair called "Hummingbird"
The name reflects the calm state of suspension between being engaged and deep relaxation. When seated, the user is upright and alert, with a gentle tilt and shifting of weight, the chair creates an embracing sensation, producing the feeling of calm.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
Zona Tortona for the parties and the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia for a quick look into the future.

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
A proper Italian espresso in the morning and an americano at night.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
No, I tend to concern myself with work when I am in Milan, so lunch and dinner usually consists of street food. Although you can grab a quick dinner at Spazio Rossana Orlandi and enjoy her amazing garden...her design collection is usually not too shabby either.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
I'm always excited to visit the Museo Scienza and check out the latest developments in design and technology.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
I am looking forward to exploring the Ventural Lambrate. I had the opportunity to exhibit there last year and was really impressed with what I saw. It's a nice alternative to Zona Tortona if wish to avoid massive crowds.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
Just the Ca' Laghetto this year.



"It is nice to have a walk in the park next to exhibition: Ultra body curated by Beppe Finessi in the Sforzesco Castle, where they present one of the dolls of a graduation project of Daphna."

Daphna Laurens

Our friends and collaborators Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders in the interview and their coffee table from "Cirkel" collection in the heart of Sforzesco castle, Milan. Illustration by Jana Trávníčková.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
The new pieces designed by Daphna Laurens presented in the collection “Cirkel” have a shared basis, the circle. Two dimensional drawings and ideas took shape during the last months in their workshop by modifying this elemental shape. Composing, cutting and twisting the surface, adding or removing lines, applying materials and colour resulted in the design of the new coffee table and wall lights. At the same time a more philosophical approach is the foundation for the mirrors: Elephant, Owl and Mole. Luigi Pirandello (1904): “Fantasy embellishes the product by encircling it and, as it were, illuminating it from within with those precious images of which it reminds us or to which we feel an instinctive connection.”

What do you visit in Milan every year?
The Established & Sons presentation, Rossana Orlandi and coffee bars

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
No rituals for Daphna Laurens, just hoping to be surprised with some sunny weather and meet nice people to work with in the future!

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
Verger at Via varese, they also have nice clothing.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
The Sofalamp and Fruitlamp from our Tafelstukken collection, being produced by Cappellini. We are very curious to see the end result.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
No actually not really, it is nice to have a walk in the park next to Exhibition: Ultra body
curated by Beppe Finessi in the Sforzesco Castle, where they present one of the dolls of a graduation project of Daphna.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
Daphna Laurens will present their new version of Cover at the exhibition Untouchables Retouched by Dutch Invertuals. As written above the Sofalamp and Fruitlamp will be on show at the Cappellini presentation. Daphna Laurens is proud to be “One of 12 young designers selected to participate in the Poltrona Frau Centenary Armchair contest at Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation via Solari 35 Zona Tortona”.

Visit The Front Room at Ca' Laghetto space, Via Laghetto 11, Milan, 17 - 22 April. We will be there!



"It is nice to have a walk in the park next to exhibition: Ultra body curated by Beppe Finessi in the Sforzesco Castle, where they present one of the dolls of a graduation project of Daphna."

Daphna Laurens

Our friends and collaborators Daphna Isaacs and Laurens Manders in the interview and their coffee table from "Cirkel" collection in the heart of Sforzesco castle, Milan. Illustration by Jana Trávníčková.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
The new pieces designed by Daphna Laurens presented in the collection “Cirkel” have a shared basis, the circle. Two dimensional drawings and ideas took shape during the last months in their workshop by modifying this elemental shape. Composing, cutting and twisting the surface, adding or removing lines, applying materials and colour resulted in the design of the new coffee table and wall lights. At the same time a more philosophical approach is the foundation for the mirrors: Elephant, Owl and Mole. Luigi Pirandello (1904): “Fantasy embellishes the product by encircling it and, as it were, illuminating it from within with those precious images of which it reminds us or to which we feel an instinctive connection.”

What do you visit in Milan every year?
The Established & Sons presentation, Rossana Orlandi and coffee bars

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
No rituals for Daphna Laurens, just hoping to be surprised with some sunny weather and meet nice people to work with in the future!

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
Verger at Via varese, they also have nice clothing.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
The Sofalamp and Fruitlamp from our Tafelstukken collection, being produced by Cappellini. We are very curious to see the end result.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
No actually not really, it is nice to have a walk in the park next to Exhibition: Ultra body
curated by Beppe Finessi in the Sforzesco Castle, where they present one of the dolls of a graduation project of Daphna.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
Daphna Laurens will present their new version of Cover at the exhibition Untouchables Retouched by Dutch Invertuals. As written above the Sofalamp and Fruitlamp will be on show at the Cappellini presentation. Daphna Laurens is proud to be “One of 12 young designers selected to participate in the Poltrona Frau Centenary Armchair contest at Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation via Solari 35 Zona Tortona”.

Visit The Front Room at Ca' Laghetto space, Via Laghetto 11, Milan, 17 - 22 April. We will be there!



"La Scala opera house is pretty impressive."

Henny Van Nistelrooy

Henny van Nistelrooy and his new Myltada screen in the interview and in the La Scala opera house. Illustration by Jana Trávníčková.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
Myltada is a double-panel space divider which is the latest edition to the “Shelter” collection.
Shelter is a collection of space dividers composed of specially selected fabrics, meticulously unthreaded in to new geometrical patterns. In reaction to the machine woven structures Henny has been unthreading the fabrics by hand in order to create new geometrical designs within the fabric. By doing this the tightly woven, opaque textile become translucent and the relation between the different threads that make up the fabrics becomes clear. The project has been inspired by a recent journeys to China. Here the beautiful architectural features appearing in many Ming/Qing imperial palaces and gardens have been of influence in the use of color and shape.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
I know, its a cliche but I am going to say Bar Basso. This bar has become a very special gathering place in the fair history. I love it how there are all these different versions about how it became this hotspot. Who were the first designers that started going there etc… Its was being tweeted about long before Twitter existed.

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
Hoping the weather will be good! I've experienced cold, rain, and the nicest spring days during the Salone. Being constantly on the move from one place toy the other those days its always a great thing when the sun is out and meet people on the streets. Though the worst must have been though the year the vulcano ashes kept all air planes on the ground. That year I couldn't even go there.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
I am planning to try a seafood restaurant this year highly recommended by a Milanese friend. Though I have to update you on the details.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
Seeing the work that is really pushing it into a new direction. The exhibition that really captivates me and make think of things all over again.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
La Scala opera house is pretty impressive.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
For Revolver Shelving System Im happy to be working with PianoPrimo. Expect a seven meter wall display of this system in their gem of a traditional town house, just down from Via Tortona.

Visit The Front Room at Ca' Laghetto space, Via Laghetto 11, Milan, 17 - 22 April. We will be there!


"La Scala opera house is pretty impressive."

Henny Van Nistelrooy

Henny van Nistelrooy and his new Myltada screen in the interview and in the La Scala opera house. Illustration by Jana Trávníčková.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
Myltada is a double-panel space divider which is the latest edition to the “Shelter” collection.
Shelter is a collection of space dividers composed of specially selected fabrics, meticulously unthreaded in to new geometrical patterns. In reaction to the machine woven structures Henny has been unthreading the fabrics by hand in order to create new geometrical designs within the fabric. By doing this the tightly woven, opaque textile become translucent and the relation between the different threads that make up the fabrics becomes clear. The project has been inspired by a recent journeys to China. Here the beautiful architectural features appearing in many Ming/Qing imperial palaces and gardens have been of influence in the use of color and shape.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
I know, its a cliche but I am going to say Bar Basso. This bar has become a very special gathering place in the fair history. I love it how there are all these different versions about how it became this hotspot. Who were the first designers that started going there etc… Its was being tweeted about long before Twitter existed.

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
Hoping the weather will be good! I've experienced cold, rain, and the nicest spring days during the Salone. Being constantly on the move from one place toy the other those days its always a great thing when the sun is out and meet people on the streets. Though the worst must have been though the year the vulcano ashes kept all air planes on the ground. That year I couldn't even go there.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
I am planning to try a seafood restaurant this year highly recommended by a Milanese friend. Though I have to update you on the details.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
Seeing the work that is really pushing it into a new direction. The exhibition that really captivates me and make think of things all over again.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
La Scala opera house is pretty impressive.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
For Revolver Shelving System Im happy to be working with PianoPrimo. Expect a seven meter wall display of this system in their gem of a traditional town house, just down from Via Tortona.

Visit The Front Room at Ca' Laghetto space, Via Laghetto 11, Milan, 17 - 22 April. We will be there!


"I would like to see the workshop of famous bicycle builder Alberto Masi which is situated under a velodrome in Milan, but culturally I don't think there is very much, best jump on a train to Florence or Rome."

Oskar Peet

We have here the second interview with The Front Room designers. This time with Oskar Peet from OS ∆ OOS studio who has created collection of lamps called SYZYGY. Our illustrator Jana Trávníčková has composed this photo montage of the lamp with famous Michelangelo theme from Sistine Chapel in Rome again corresponding with Oskar`s answers.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
In astronomy, a syzygy is a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the Sun, the Earth and either the Moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction or opposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations. Everyday the sun ‘rises and sets’ making life on earth possible. The sun was our first and only light source, in contradiction to the light sources we have today the sun is a continuously never ending burning ball of fire. We experience night only when a part of the earth is cast into shadow from itself as it rotates around the sun. These new lights are inspired on the same principle, the light source is constant, remaining always on. The light is adjusted by a subtle rotation of three light filtering discs places in front of the light source. The rotational combinations of these three discs mimic the effects of a syzygy. This physical blocking of the light was an important aspect in our concept, where a total of three different lights demonstrate the three different aspects of a syzygy; transit, occultation and eclipse. The end result is atmospheric light inspired by the sun and its surrounding celestial bodies, where the light quality can be adjust but this time on the human scale.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
We are not avid visitors of the Salone, but when we are there we try to see as much as we can. The smaller presentations from younger designers are always a treat, but not always good.

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
We both have only been twice to Milan for the Salone, so it's difficult to say what we would define as a ritual, but a good proper hangover is a sure thing! Who said rituals have to be positive.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
I would like to be able to give up a name or address, but I only know where these restaurants are when I see them, I mostly bump into these spots by accident.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
Well were presenting our own work for the first time... so I'm defiantly looking forward to seeing that! I also worked on an exciting project with Studio Scholten & Baijings which will be great to see finished and on display.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
I would like to see the workshop of famous bicycle builder Alberto Masi which is situated under a velodrome in Milan, but culturally I don't think there is very much, best jump on a train to Florence or Rome.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
The Front Room is where we present the SYZYGY lamp series, and Sophie Mensen has her COLUMN project in production with furniture producer MOGG (mogg.it) that will be presented at the Salone Del Mobile, Pad 06, Stand F56.




"I would like to see the workshop of famous bicycle builder Alberto Masi which is situated under a velodrome in Milan, but culturally I don't think there is very much, best jump on a train to Florence or Rome."

Oskar Peet

We have here the second interview with The Front Room designers. This time with Oskar Peet from OS ∆ OOS studio who has created collection of lamps called SYZYGY. Our illustrator Jana Trávníčková has composed this photo montage of the lamp with famous Michelangelo theme from Sistine Chapel in Rome again corresponding with Oskar`s answers.


Describe briefly your project featuring at The Front Room?
In astronomy, a syzygy is a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the Sun, the Earth and either the Moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction or opposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations. Everyday the sun ‘rises and sets’ making life on earth possible. The sun was our first and only light source, in contradiction to the light sources we have today the sun is a continuously never ending burning ball of fire. We experience night only when a part of the earth is cast into shadow from itself as it rotates around the sun. These new lights are inspired on the same principle, the light source is constant, remaining always on. The light is adjusted by a subtle rotation of three light filtering discs places in front of the light source. The rotational combinations of these three discs mimic the effects of a syzygy. This physical blocking of the light was an important aspect in our concept, where a total of three different lights demonstrate the three different aspects of a syzygy; transit, occultation and eclipse. The end result is atmospheric light inspired by the sun and its surrounding celestial bodies, where the light quality can be adjust but this time on the human scale.

What do you visit in Milan every year?
We are not avid visitors of the Salone, but when we are there we try to see as much as we can. The smaller presentations from younger designers are always a treat, but not always good.

Do you have any every year ritual in Milan?
We both have only been twice to Milan for the Salone, so it's difficult to say what we would define as a ritual, but a good proper hangover is a sure thing! Who said rituals have to be positive.

Do you know some good places for nice lunch or dinner in Milan?
I would like to be able to give up a name or address, but I only know where these restaurants are when I see them, I mostly bump into these spots by accident.

What are you looking forward to see in Milan this year?
Well were presenting our own work for the first time... so I'm defiantly looking forward to seeing that! I also worked on an exciting project with Studio Scholten & Baijings which will be great to see finished and on display.

Do you have some recommendations to visit something else in Milan this year?
I would like to see the workshop of famous bicycle builder Alberto Masi which is situated under a velodrome in Milan, but culturally I don't think there is very much, best jump on a train to Florence or Rome.

Where else we can see your exhibited products in Milan this year?
The Front Room is where we present the SYZYGY lamp series, and Sophie Mensen has her COLUMN project in production with furniture producer MOGG (mogg.it) that will be presented at the Salone Del Mobile, Pad 06, Stand F56.