Skitsch at the Salone del Mobile 2012

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Wunder Cabinet and Wunder Sideboard by Alessandra Baldereschi
For the next Salone del Mobile, contemporary Italian design firm Skitsch has called its new collection Forward - having asked designers to look forward, anticipate and run ahead. New products are realised both by designers that have worked with the brand since its launch, and the new talents that made their debut last season, demonstrating Skitsch's willingness to place its trust in new generations.

Paysages by Sam Baron
The new storage series Wunder Cabinet and Wunder Sideboard, designed by Alessandra Baldereschi, sits squarely in the decor category: essential right-angled lines, with patterned finishes in original colours and stone jewel handles. Equally decorative are the new Paysages vases by Sam Baron: multiple flower holders, designed for creative floral arrangements.

Take Off by Marco Dessí
The Pop mood is dominated by Marco Dessí’s Take off armchair, which looks like a UFO ready to set off for distant planets. Colourful circular feet that look like suction cups give a sense of solidity to the slender metal frame.

Frolla by Andrea Radice and Folco Orlandini
The Frolla armchair - an unstructured seat made stable by the use of differentiated filling - marks the Skitsch debut of Andrea Radice and Folco Orlandini, while Stefan Schöning has designed Paradise, a table with a white ceramic tray, which stands on a slender white metal support.

Frolla by Andrea Radice and Folco Orlandini

Paradise by Stefan Schöning

More modern designs include Ray, a classic light wood table, made special by its fluorescent polycarbonate profile and designed by Marc Sadler, a mainstay in Skitsch's design team.
Ray by Marc Sadler

The bright colours of Elia Mangia's Jupe lightshades, another new entry, offer a fitting reply: stiff, crinoline-like skirts, designed to dress those naked light bulbs. A slit in the side means it will slip quickly and simply over any bulb hanging from a wire.

Jupe by Elia Mangia
Jupe by Elia Mangia