Popular design blog Dezeen has presented their 'best of' round-up from Milan Design Week 2016 - find out who made the cut.
In Dezeen magazine's top 25 for 2016 from Milan Design Week, there was a mix of new technologies and old, fresh faces and familiar, and an overwhelming focus on furniture that is playful, colourful and able to move from home to office.
Kartell, Porro, Vitra and Glas Italia joined the list, here are Dezeen's picks from those brands:
All Plastic chair by Vitra
New from Jasper Morrison is the All Plastic chair that plays tricks on your material perceptions. At its launch it was described by Vitra as a new material play on appearance and an advancement in chair functionality.
Voyage chair by Porro
Inviting the Danish/Italian duo GamFratesi to help celebrate the furniture house's 90th birthday at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, the Voyage chair by Porro is inspired by the pared back Danish aesthetic of the 1950s and the classic material mix of natural timber and leather.
Generic chairs by Kartell
This year at Kartell, it was a new range of kids furniture and collections by their favourite designers, including prolific French designer Philippe Starck.
With a nod to the Masters chair, two new chairs, also by Philippe Starck, are familiar but not, and according to the man himself, intended to be so archetypical that they become invisible.
Layers by Glas Italia
Responding to the theme of ‘illusion’ Glas Italia set for the 2016 Milan Furniture Fair collection, Japanese design studio Nendo produced an exquisite bookshelf unit with sliding panels of glass in layered tones of ochre that conjure up the immersive work of lighting artist James Turrell.
H Horse by Kartell
H is for Horse. Japanese studio Nendo created one of the standout pieces from Kartell’s new kids furniture collection.
Like all of Nendo’s work, the H Horse rocking horse is pared down to the simplest elements and nearly disappears in an effective material play.