After visiting San Babila we walked to via Durini where the stores of historic Italian Furnire manifacturers are based.
Here are my highlights from Via Durini:
1. Meritalia presenting the new sofa Minah, by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas
|The shop window of Meritalia|
|Minah in red and orange|
|Minah as chaise longue, sofa and armchair, in black and grey|
2. Cassina celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The shop window had a display using the iconic pieces of furniture to recreate the atmosphere of a fun fair, with chairs spinning round and a ferris wheel made with the chaise longue by LeCorbusier, LC4.
|Cassina's Neon sign in the shop window|
|these chairs, LC7 by Charlotte Perriand, were spinning round|
|a ferris wheel made of chaise longues by LeCorbusier, LC4|
A very comfortable (I tried it!) and pretty rocking chair, Gray 09, displayed with a beautiful painted polka dot upholstery. Both the colour of the wooden structure and the fabric can be chosen from a vast selection.
|Gray 09, rockying chair|
4. B&B Italia
Husk armchairs by Patricia Urquoia (2011) displayed in lots of different colours and with different bases. This was not this year's design, but I really like this chair!
|Husk armchairs in B&B Italia|