Milan Interior Highlights / Mater Design

18th April 2016

Mater Design, Danish ethical furniture, dining room, high stool

Last week the design world was abuzz with news from the Salone del Mobile Milano, an international furniture fair held in Milan and the only place to be for aficionados. Those attending the show kept us on tenterhooks between gelatos and leisurely lunches over Instagram with snap shots from the most revered and celebrated designers all over the world. Whilst I couldn’t make it (too busy washing my hair) I instead put together my own highlights from the show.

Kicking off with Danish brand Mater Design founded in 2006 by Henrik Marstrand, this design house collaborates with fresh, up and coming designers producing simple, understated pieces with the environment at its core. Mater Design work with certified wood and sustainable materials, supporting people and local craft traditions, believing in the importance of leaving as little impact on the environment as possible.

My eye was drawn to the muted tones and organic shapes, so simple yet hold their own as contemporary, stand out pieces. The styling made me want to reach out and touch everything, particularly the Tehor lamp (below) made from alder wood and blown glass, created by Finnish designer Maija Puoskari.

Cloudy Chair

Mater Design, Danish ethical furniture, dining room, Cloudy Chair

Sirka Sideboard

Mater Design, Danish ethical furniture, dining room, Terho Lamp

Terhor Lamp

Mater Design, Danish ethical furniture, dining room, Sirka sideboard

Photography © Mater Design

THAT chair in the very first picture! Stunning! I love the simplicity of these designs and they would work beautifully even with my non-minimalist taste. One day I might make it to Milan… Have a lovely start to the week xo

Oof. That Sirka Sideboard is divine. So so nice to see dovetail joints on a piece of furniture. Something crafted from beautiful materials. Lovely!

OH yes, THAT chair! <3 Great highlights from Milan, yet another show on my list! Great that we could perv on design via social media though! 😉

Everything the Danes do is just so beautiful and the way the display it too-gorgeous! They make a lovely post Tiff and so nice to get salon update for those of us who were doing our hair!! Xx

Got my eye on that Cloud chair now Tiff. I was washing my hair too 🙂

Adore that sideboard! So beautiful. (sigh) Lovely highlight to a show I couldn’t make either but enjoyed glimmers on social media – erm my hair needed washing as well! xxx

Beautiful images. You can’t beat Scandinavian style, I adore it.

Great to see Mater Design work with certified wood and sustainable materials.

Oh my, so much to swoon over!

Ooh I haven’t heard of Mater Design, thanks for the introduction! Wish I could have been at Milan, if not just for all the gelato!

Just lovely and I want it ALL

Stunning! I love the ever so slight curves on the chairs. You really do want to sit on them as opposed to simply admiring them in a stark room. I love Milan. We used to live just three hours on the train from there and popped in to the city for lunch. Not quite the same in North Wales 😉

I love those lamps, they would look great over a kitchen concrete worktop too.

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