Design collective PostFossil will be heading to Milan this month too, bringing with them this lovely lot of new work to the Salone Satellite.
Their 2010 collection of furniture and interior accessories includes some beautiful pieces which we wanted to give you a closer look at pre-show.
In particular, we're loving Anna Blattert's elegantly swung 'Valet' coatrack made from bent nutwood. Faintly recalling the simple lines of Thonet's 214 bent wood cafe chair, this piece adheres strongly in both concept and manufacturing process to PostFossil's green ethics. Valet gives you a place to air clothes (the airing out of garments prevents having to wash them excessively and helps to save energy) plus the traditional method of steam bending takes advantage of the characteristics of the solid wood and does not require any additives.
Also worth a special mention we think is Christine Birkhoven's set of stone tools. This limited series takes the preparation of foodstuffs to a sapient yet modern level (a little like these we featured a while back) and are intuitive in their application, since there are no directions for use or wrong ways of using them.
To do a little trend predicting, this set of objects also clearly fuse material and craft, which is a theme we think will feature pretty strongly across the board at this year's new crop of design at the Salone...