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the word from the milan furniture fair 2012 via Gervasoni

Deirdre Brennan - Monday, May 14, 2012


I was thrilled to chat with Jenny Gill, Australian agent for the fabulous Gervasoni furniture, on her return from the Milan Furniture Fair. This is the word from Milan.

What were the trends and future direction in furniture seen in Milan ?

loose covers, lots of timber furniture, 'big' sofas, the new 'big look' for most furniture, shiny fabrics, flokati style rugs and long pile carpet in general, over sized/exaggerated pendant lighting

What were the colours shown for the new season ?

orange, purple, grey and soft grey/green

Which range proved to be particularly popular at the Fair for Gervasoni ?

inout range which is modular furniture for outdoor use and upholstered in waterproof removable covers

Apart from the Gervasoni range, which collection had an impact ?

Minotti's large furniture range

What are your tips for a visit to Milan for the Furniture Fair ?

it is a distinct advantage to be as close to the centre as possible, near the Duomo and furniture showrooms

Can you recommend a hotel in Milan that you have stayed at ?

the NH President, Milan is where I stayed this trip and it is terrific (4 star)

Any fabulous cafe's you can recommend ?

bar erri, via durine near hotel

Do you have a final tip for visitors to the Fair ?

a must .... visiting the area where the new designers not able to afford the Fair exhibit ..... Zona Tortona


Retail Showroom for Gervasoni : Anibou, Sydney  







liberty london sheer opulence

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, January 29, 2012


Liberty London is unique when it comes to nearly everything in the store !!! Such an Aladdin's Cave.  This bedside table is covered in the most beautiful velvet.

Such a divine concept.....and other furniture in the collection as well.  Who ever thought velvet would even be available in such cute patterns and colours.

I can't seem to find out the origin or designer of this range however will be on the case.  More images from Liberty is without a doubt my favourite store !!!





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