Eight Furniture Highlights From One Of Europe’s Most Respected Design Galleries

The ultimate talent scoutin Rossana Orlandi has been running one of the most important design galleries in Europe for 18 years. Known as Spazio Rossana Orlandi, it is here in this former tie factory in Milan that the magic works. Always ready to capitalize on new talent, Orlandi has an eye for spotting promising young designers who took a risk on Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas and Nacho Carbonell before they became famous and brought them to the world stage . The greats like Piero Lissoni, Alessandro Mendini, Paola Navone, Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce and Nendo have also exhibited in their gallery. As the godmother of Italian design, she treats her protégés as her own children and needs to have a direct personal relationship with the designers she works with. If she likes the work but not the person, she won’t start. We take a look at some of the most exciting products that have come through the doors of their gallery.

Mandalaki Halo lamp

Mandalaki Halo lamp

Photo courtesy of Mandalaki

The super-thin floor lamp uses as little material as possible and has a dichroic filter that was designed and manufactured by the Milan studio and divides the pure luminous flux of the LED into an infinite color spectrum.

See Below the sky collection

Sé Below the Heavens Collection

Sé Below the Heavens Collection

Photo courtesy of Sé

The sculptural, calm selection of chairs, benches, sofas, tables and lamps with names from Greek mythology by Ini Archibong is available in different sky colors and shows the tension between tenderness and strength.

Guglielmo Poletti Equilibrium table

Guglielmo Poletti balance table

Guglielmo Poletti balance table

Photo courtesy of Guglielmo Poletti

The Equilibrium series continues the suspense to transform minimal gestures into balanced designs. It has a monolithic presence with weighted cylindrical legs as opposed to an ultra-thin 6mm plate that tests the limits of aluminum, the strength of which is guaranteed by a stainless steel cable and expands central bar.

Ecopixel Alex Chaise Longue

Ecopixel Alex Chaise Longue

Ecopixel Alex Chaise Longue

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The daybed designed by the late Alessandro Mendini with geometric, folded shapes transforms 100% recycled and recyclable polyethylene into a work of pointillism through a multicolored pixel-based approach and an innovative print production technique.

Hermes brothers Colorscape Mirror

German Ermics Colorscape Mirror

German Ermics Colorscape Mirror

Photo courtesy of German Ermics

Reflective and shiny, it shimmers in the light and shows a color palette that blends together as if day were turning into night.

Mete Lala chair

Mete Lala chair

Mete Lala chair

Photo courtesy of Mete

The refined and minimalist chair by Nika Zupanc is offered in different colors and is influenced by the basic lines of a simple school chair, now modified with a metal structure to frame the upholstered seat and backrest.

Matthew McCormick Mila chandelier

Matthew McCormick Mila chandelier

Matthew McCormick Mila chandelier

Photo Andrea Bartoluccio

Experimental and poetic, the pendant is an investigation of the balance between two pure and simple volumes with a hand-blown glass ball that sits at the base of an oval metal frame with completely invisible technology. Available in different lengths, it can be hung up individually or as a group.

Enrico Marone Cinzano Pino table

Enrico Marone Cinzano Pino table

Enrico Marone Cinzano Pino table

Photo courtesy of Enrico Marone Cinzano

For indoor and outdoor use, it is handcrafted from marble, glass, steel and charred, stabilized pine wood. The top with solar collectors printed with a wooden disc motif supplies a battery with electricity, which can supply the LED lights on the table or your own devices with energy via a built-in multi-zone plug and USB connections.

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