04.12.13 8:20 PM ET
The 4 Most Fashionable Chairs from Salone del Mobile 2013
Salone del Mobile, Milan’s Furniture Fair, is, at its most basic, interior decorator porn. There are home objects of every shape and size: from luscious couches to high-concept design prototypes. But, in the midst of it all, there are a string of highly inviting chairs from fashion houses. They may just be sofas, but they're also extensions of these luxury brands -- and shed light on very different ideas of what comprises a stylish home. Behold, our favorites:
1. Marni: The Italian luxury brand has released a limite edition of the project "100 chairs," which includes several pieces -- from chaise-lounges to rocking chairs and tables -- in bright colors linked, as they say, "to the idea of the urban sitting room."
2. Versace: The brand unveils a collection of twelve limited edition pieces by Nikolai and Simon Haas -- the "wonderboys of the Southern Californian design world" -- for the brand's 2013 home collection. The line, which features several Versace-esque leather sofas with golden gromets, was made by the brothers at their workshop in Los Angeles.
3. Louis Vuitton: Vuitton first debuted its Objets Nomades collection during Art Basel last December. It features 16 travel-inspired objects, including foldable furniture. A highlight is this beach chair by Marteen Baas, which looks like an attachè case, and opens up to reveal white, woven cotton straps.
4. Hermès: The French luxury brand debuts a new home collection, "Nécessaires d’Hermès," which features wallpaper by French designer Phillippe Nigro, and a collection of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers -- seen here on one particularly plush chaise.