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Unison Newsletter - May 2017


Milan Design Week 2017 is one of the most important world class design fairs of the year, and with so much happening on the ground, we’ve got you covered with round ups like this – organising all our favorite things into one platform to show you what's new, what's interesting and what trends are emerging.

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Walter Knoll Factory


Having represented Walter Knoll for over a decade, it was time to take a visit to the factory to really understand the craftsmanship.

Seeing the upholsterers skilled workmanship coupled with the production technology behind the broad range of designs brought a very clear understanding of the marriage between the old craft and the new advances in product design.

Some of Walter Knoll’s collection includes designs that are up to 70 years old. These timeless pieces are just as relevant in today’s exquisite collection.


A predominant new colour palette was featured at the show and this was obvious on the Ondaretta stand.

Strawberry, Mint Green and Marine Blue were introduced as part of the Bai chair range. The Bai table echoing the Bai chair detail was a great addition to the fantastic Bai range and a new quirky light soft seating design, Lana, available in both a timber and metal frame was a nice addition to the collection.



The colour palette at Billiani was bold. They focused on their large range of lacquered finishes.

New designs include the Puccio stool, Blue Green chair and the versatile outdoor Sey chair.

Also, a real departure and a jump into the past was the re-launch of Takahama's Marcel coffee table, the classic 70’s wire rod frame with glass or marble top.


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Muuto’s stand was a presentation of enhancements to the existing range.

This included a preview of barstool versions of the Visu and Fiber chairs, a larger version of the Around coffee table and a new sofa called Compose which merges elements of the Rest and Connect sofa.

New products include the Workshop chair, the Outline Chair, the Halves side table and the Ambit rail pendant.

Muuto also introduced new olive and nude colours to the iconic E27 and Unfold pendant families.

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