Editor’s Note: Jaime Derringer is the founder of online modern design magazine Design Milk and an expert on contemporary design. The opinions expressed here are solely her own.
Each year, I’m amazed by how luxury brands and designers come together at Salone del Mobile Milano to wow us with their creations. I’m a sucker for shiny objects, collaborations and emerging trends, and what I’ve noticed at this year’s fair is that more and more exhibitors are showing high-end pieces, limited editions and one-time installations.
Whether a result of economy or demand, this shift shows that the design world is still very much alive and pulsing with life.
The objects of luxury I’ve chosen here are only a small representation of the creative talents displayed in Milan this year, but they are some of my most coveted items. These objects are made to be talked about, to be in the spotlight, and to set the bar, so let’s give them their shining moment.