Milan furniture show pieces now here

Qeeboo Rabbit Chairs.
Qeeboo Rabbit Chairs.PHOTO: QEEBOO
Mila by Magis.
Mila by Magis.PHOTO: MAGIS
GTV Waltz Wall Hanger by Gamfratesi.
GTV Waltz Wall Hanger by Gamfratesi.PHOTO: SPACE FURNITURE
Bruno Sofa by Maruni.
Bruno Sofa by Maruni.PHOTO: ATOMI
Fishnet Chair by Walter Knoll.
Fishnet Chair by Walter Knoll.PHOTO: WALTER KNOLL
Folded Shelves by Muuto.
Folded Shelves by Muuto.PHOTO: MUUTO

New designs went on show in April at the prestigious Salone del Mobile Milan, or Milan Furniture Fair, which shows off the latest innovations in homeware and furnishings. Natasha Ann Zachariahhighlights six products that have hit Singapore shores

1 QEEBOO RABBIT CHAIRS

These bunny-shaped seats are a fun addition to any room. Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni launched them under his new online plastic furniture brand, Qeeboo.

They come in two sizes: The Rabbit Chair is available in grey, green, orange and pink; while the Rabbit Chair Baby comes in six colours including violet and dove grey. The ears are meant to be the backrest, but you can also sit on the chair the other way, like riding an animal.

There is also the Rabbit Lamp, which is the same size as the Rabbit Chair Baby and functions as a light.

Price: $238 for the Rabbit Chair Baby, $460 for the Rabbit Chair and $410 for the Rabbit Lamp

Where: Journey East, 03-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, tel: 6473-1693


2 MILA BY MAGIS

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon created the air-moulded Mila chair for Italian label Magis. It is his first plastic creation. The stackable chair comes in four colours such as red and beige and has an indoor and outdoor version.

Price: $300 a chair

Where: Xtra Marina Square, 02-48 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, tel: 6336-0688


3 GTV WALTZ WALL HANGER BY GAMFRATES

I Inspired by the movement of dancers, this curvy wall hanger is made from several pieces of looped wood. They can be joined together to make a longer piece.

Price: From $920 for a set of three loops

Where: Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street, tel: 6415-0000


4 BRUNO SOFA BY MARUNI

Feted English product designer Jasper Morrison teams up with Japanese furniture-maker Maruni Wood Industry for this minimalist sofa with loose cushions. The frame comes in oak or ash wood and there are 20 fabric options for the cushions.

Price: From $3,900 for a single-seat sofa and from $6,900 for a two-seat sofa

Where: atomi, 04-26/27 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, tel:6887-4138


5 FISHNET CHAIR BY WALTER KNOLL

In 1959, Turkish designer and painter Sadi Ozis faced a lack of material. So he got innovative and wove fishnets between a bent tubular steel framework to create a sleek, wide-meshed armchair on slender legs.

The classic piece was reissued in Milan by German furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll. The updated version - Ozis worked on it with his son Neptun - features an upholstered seat and back. In Singapore, it comes in red upholstery and a steel, powder-coated black matt frame.

Price: $3,720

Where: Proof Living, 04-16 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, tel: 6509-0555


6 FOLDED SHELVES BY MUUTO

Muuto adds some edge to regular shelving. Folded Shelves, created by Rotterdam-based designer Johan van Hengel for the Danish company, have a slot worked into the design so you can display letters or books.

Made from acrylic powder-coated steel, each shelf also has two black metal hooks. It comes in four colours and three sizes. The shelves will be in-store in mid-December.

Price: From $189 for the small versionto $300 for the large version

Where: Pomelo, 10-04 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, tel: 6226-4663

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2016, with the headline 'For rabbit fans and more'. Print Edition | Subscribe