The home of fine Italian styling, B&B Italia portrayed an elegant account of European life. Living areas were separated by stylish installations of the Jack Bookcase, gifting privacy and storage to the open-plan layout. Meanwhile, the Atoll Sofa appeared in a variety of modular formats, its traditional appearance offset by a pair of sculpted leather lounge chairs.
Colour could be found in the array of contemporary outdoor furniture debuting at the fair. The beautiful Ribes Collection harnessed striped textiles from South America to bring forth a laidback series of outdoor sofas, loungers and islands.
Fascinating too were the new finishes for the Mirto Outdoor Dining Table. Pictured above with Erica Outdoor Dining Chairs, the table tops are crafted from black lava stone and stained in a variety of hues. Decorative tiles crafted from recycled electronic screens are then applied in a Sicilian lace pattern, using an exclusive manufacturing process. Set against the terracotta backdrop, the delicate tiles took on an old-worldly significance, reminiscent of meandering hieroglyphics or ancient cave decorations.
In this context, luxury living means finding the balance between tradition and innovation, with the garden representing a new space for experimentation. The influence of the global south on textiles and techniques also shows no sign of waning, as designers travel further in search of new palettes and inspiration.