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Milan furniture fair 2011: The wonderful, the weird and oh-so-much in between


We blogged a lot on the Milan furniture fair, the world's largest home design exhibition, where companies premiere their new collections at events throughout the city. We saw dining tables topped with giant ceramic tiles, chairs made from ax handles, chests of drawers crafted from vintage suitcases and a whole lot more. Now the coverage from Milan design week has been compiled in one convenient photo gallery. Enjoy.

-- Craig Nakano

Collage photos, top row, clockwise from left: Gervasoni's InOut table designed by Paola Navone, Casamania's Loop chair designed by Sophie De Vocht, Magis' Tom & Jerry stools designed by Konstantin Grcic, and one of the Icons chairs by Jan Plechac. Credits, in same order: Franco Forci / For The Times, Franco Forci / For The Times, Magis, Kristina Hrabetova.

Collage photos, bottom row, clockwise from left: Magis' Cyborg chair by Marcel Wanders, Moroso's Moon chair by Tokujin Yoshioka, Axechairs by Floris Schoonderbeek, chests of drawers by Jamesplumb. Credits, in same order: Magis, Moroso, Franco Forci / For The Times, Franco Forci / For The Times.

Photo: The Kartell booth at the Milan furniture fair, where more than 2,700 companies showcased products across about 2.3 million square feet of exhibition space. Credit: Franco Forci / For The Times


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I've always considered Milan a trendsetter among the fashion industry, but this furniture is rather odd, at least.


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