Milan 2008

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Big-Game Metal Work — Big-Game showed this 4.6-foot-tall lamp in pale wood at Galerie Kreo in December. Now the collective is producing its own unlimited edition in yellow metal, which debuted in Milan.

Constantin Boym Skyscrapers — A collection of vases for Gaia&Gino, Boym’s Skyscrapers were on display at Milan’s Paul Smith store in both clear and colored-crystal versions.

Andrée Putman Correspondences — Andrée Putman’s black-and-white collection for Bisazza includes this fractured black table, the underside of which is lined with the company’s signature mosaic tiles.

Richard Hutten Leaves — Dutch designer Richard Hutten’s magnetized plastic leaves are meant to be deployed en masse. Designed to blanket office ceilings at Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, they’re now in production with Gispen.

Philippe Bestenheider Nanook — Swiss up-and-comer Philippe Bestenheider’s colorful geometric chairs for Moroso are based on Inuit tribal patterns.

Paul Cocksedge Pole — Paul Cocksedge’s first design for Established & Sons, Pole features a concrete base planted with an acrylic shaft that both sheds ambient light and casts a focused beam three feet away.

Timorous Beasties Bloody Hell — Politically charged images are spattered with gore in Timorous Beasties’ unsettling take on toile.

Committee Soft Rocker — Committee’s first chair design, for British tastemaker SCP, is a hardwood-frame rocker covered entirely in gray cotton velvet.

Patrick Norguet Fold — Patrick Norguet’s new line for Modus picks up on the bent-metal trend that permeated the fair last year, but his teal glass-top coffee table is impossible to resist.

Benjamin Graindorge Dress — Benjamin Graindorge’s table centerpiece—essentially two wooden hoops between which a piece of fabric can be stretched—was shown in Milan at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.

Nendo Diamond Chair — Part of an installation for carmaker Lexus, Nendo’s new chair is laser-sintered, so it can be manufactured on-demand at any rapid-prototyping facility in the world.

François Russo Helleu — It may not be as plush as Poltrona Frau’s typical fare, but this director’s chair in saddle leather is luxurious enough to join the Italian company’s stable.

Bruno Houssin KAO — A new version of Artemide’s KAO pendant light has been flattened for use on walls and ceilings.

Xavier Lust Sumo — Xavier Lust’s leather Sumo chair for Baleria Italia looks less like a bulky wrestler and more like an overinflated balloon.

Voon Wong & Benson Saw Spool — This fractured coffee table was part of the inaugural line from new manufacturer Decode London, whose lineup included pieces by young Brit talents Viable London, Jonathan Prestwich, and Jethro Macey.

Todd Bracher T-No.1 — Fritz Hansen is betting so heavily on T-No.1 table’s potential to become a classic that the company is releasing Arne Jacobsen’s Oxford Chair in a new height just to complement it.