Top five furniture picks from Milan

Top five furniture picks from Milan

A Milan wishlist

Text: Gracinha Viterbo

The creative director of Viterbo Interior Design shares her wishlist from this year's furniture fairs in Milan

I'm in love with telling stories and I enjoy seeing poetry injected into design. When I design, I enjoy personalising each project depending on the different styes of each client's brief and location. As an eclectic individual, I love classic to contemporary furniture and am always drawn to vintage pieces.

This year, I'm really into the tropical and geometrical looks shown at the furniture fairs in Milan. The geometric shapes, distorted, and reshaped elements remind me of the Bauhaus movement where frontiers were challenged and regained on design. Just when we thought that design had reached its peak, technology has enabled designers to explore with lesser boundaries. 

Here are my selections from Milan.

Stay Dining Chair

Nika Zupanc for 

Sé always ropes in the best names for their furniture lines, this time with Nika Zupanc. These chairs play with proportions, but are light, elegant and striking — all in one.

Kose Milano

Kose Milano

I'm a ceramics aficionado and these caught my eye straight away. Chic, elegant, bold, and futuristic — they mix shine and matte with shape and colour. Together, they create a beautiful composition, proving that rules are meant to be broken, but with style.

top picks from milan furniture fair

Patricia Urquiola for Glass Italia

This is an amazing collection, with a play on transparency, light and shadow. These tables don't just show off their design prowess — they also bear artistic merit. The long and oval sofa table changes colour depending on the light while shadows move during the day to create a unique setting at each hour.

Planet lamp green

Mette Schelde

This wall lamp is almost like an art piece. While it's simple and geometric, it manages to hold a strong presence.

Marble Wallpaper from Calico


I've worked with them before and they never cease to amaze me. There's no doubt that this New York-based wallpaper company takes the art of wallpapers to another level. I especially love their extra large marble collection.