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Highlights at the Salone

Compared to other events around the city, the actual Salone del Mobile did not have a heavy Dutch focus.

By Cassandra Pizzey / 18-04-2011

There were only three Dutch companies mentioned in The Dots' overview of the Fiera this year, they were Montis, Arco and Magis.

International design company Magis regularly employs well-known Dutch designers to create new products for there range. On show this year were designs by Marcel Wanders, Ineke Hans and Tom Dixon, among others.

Hans had designed a modular shelving system for Magis' Me Too collection named My Storage. The collection was especially created for children's rooms and features a wide range of fun and quirky pieces. The storage units can be used in many ways yet feature only a minimum of components.

Another Magis favorite is Marcel Wanders who presented Cyborg and Troy Family at the stand this year. Comprising a range of tables and chairs with some 'hidden' embellishments, Troy Family is set to be a crowd pleaser.

Dutch label Arco presented a host of new products at their stand including the incredibly comfortable Café Chair by Jonathan Prestwich and the Fat Table by Bertjan Pot - a counterpart for his Slim Table for the same brand. Although its appearance may seem simple and unpretentious, inside lies the secret to its success, a honeycomb structure ensuring the table is sturdy yet lightweight.

Featuring an authentic Dutch feel, furniture company Montis had designed their stand to look like the interior of a house, complete with windows, radiators and a bike. Productwise , there was a lot on offer including spherical poufs named Bonnet, 'privacy' chairs Scene XXL and the star of the show a chair called Marvin.

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Main image: Overview of Magis' stand
Other images: 1. Ineke Hans for Magis 2. Marcel Wanders for Magis 3. Café Chair 4. Montis stand 5. Bonnet 6. Scene XXL 7. Magis stand

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