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Building A Fashionable Home? Add These Designer Furniture Pieces From Salone Del Mobile To Your Moodboard

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You can’t argue with what the Caten twins of Dsquared2 said: Milan is indeed one of the best cities in the world to go furniture hunting. During our recent interview with them, they revealed how high-end furniture gallery Nilufar, is in their little black book for stylish and rare vintage pieces.

Nilufar, along with over 2,000-plus exhibitors from more than 165 countries, were among those at the annual design week Salone del Mobile which wrapped up on Sunday. With the participation of fashion houses becoming a norm over the years, the event has also become another reason why the city is a magnet for the best-dressed set after Milan Fashion Week.

Among our favourite fashion-related outings at Salone this year were the abstract installations by Cos with London-based Studio Swine and Cartier’s industrial-themed pop-up with New York artist Desi Santiago.

Then there were the simply great furniture and homeware designs by the likes of Louis Vuitton, which debuted 10 new additions to its Objets Nomades collection this year — thanks to its new roster of product design and furniture design superstars like India Mahdavi and Tokujin Yoshioka.

After scouring the offerings at the fair, we managed to round up some of the most fashionable pieces that you should have on your list or mood board in case you ever need to give your living space a stylish makeover and update.

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For their Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades outing, the Campana Brothers from Brazil take the inspiration for this sofa from the shell in Boticelli’s iconic Venus paiting. The settee gets extra points for its transformable quality: it can be broken apart into eight separate ottomans. Like this? Here’s the art fair you should visit for affordable pieces.
A new name added to LV’s Objets Nomades collection is India Mahdavi. The French designer creates a Bedouin-inspired side table which features a leather marquetry top. That detail forms an auspicious Middle Eastern eye-shaped amulet pattern called nazar. Meanwhile, the base can be detached and folded like an accordion.
Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson has proven his design chops with furniture ever since the brand showcased at Salone del Mobile in 2015. This year, the brand showcases its most extensive range yet with furniture, lamps, blankets and rugs. The oak pieces such as this tray (in the foreground) is crafted by the Yorkshire company of Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, who is renowned for carving mice into every piece it produces.
These Loewe armchairs and woven cushions — inspired by American minimalist movement — make the perfect pair for the study or bedroom.
Italian brand Seletti, which is known for its satirical designs, creates a range of animal-themed decorations for Diesel. These  gilded sculptures are reminiscent of antique curious and the kind of centrepiece you need for the living room and dining table. Like this? Van Cleef & Arpels creates the cutest animal-inspired jewellery.
Another of Seletti’s designs are the range of vases and glasses that mirror the paws and hoofs of animals like the bull (seen here). Just the kind of design element you need for an Animal Farm-themed soiree.  
This plush sofa by Versace is built for a modern-day Marie Antoinette. Like this? Fendi launches a Marie Antoinette-themed video starring one up-and-coming French actress.
Marni’s  theme at Salone del Mobile this year is Playland. The joyful and childlike vibe is reflected in the off-kilter proportions and designs like basketball hoops, cones for stacking rings and rocking chairs in bright Pantone colours. The homespun quality is a result of working with a group of Colombian women who employed traditional furniture techniques adopted by local artisans.
What every balcony needs: a kooky-cool Marni rocking chair which is made from woven PVC cords and come with compartments for that summer booze.
Atelier Swarovski’s foray into home furnishings gets expanded this year. Among the new pieces in its home collection is Tomas Alonso’s modern marble-slash-crystal tray. Like this? Here’s a round-up of the most stylish ladies timepieces from Baselworld ’17, meet the courier man that Bagaholicboy cannot live without, and learn all about this season’s It bags and how to pronounce them.