04/19/2013 05:18 am ET Updated Jun 18, 2013

Next Generation at Milan Design Week (VIDEO)

Approaching her ninth Salone del Mobile Rossana Orlandi was back once again to present a global gathering of emerging designers. These were showcased in her own gallery space and shop as well as the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, where a Vionnet chandelier made by Spanish protégée Nacho Carbonell stole the show.

This year's exhibition presented a great mix of innovative design and craftsmanship as well as products set to furnish and decorate homes of the future. From Wonmin Park's resin translucent furniture entitled 'Haze' to OS and OOS's eclipsing clock and light stand, the young minds at Spazio exhibited designs which challenged more commercial creations seen at the monolithic Fiera Milano exhibition halls.


Following the route of craftsmanship and local heritage were Dutch-Japanese design duo Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto who's design story includes a trip to Kyoto and the use of rare cedar wood to craft their beautiful geometrical zen-inspired storage boxes.

Rossana Orlandi

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Over the years Rossana's Spazio has become the design world's kickstarter for new cycles in contemporary design. As well as providing fresh ideas and "new gen eyes", the exhibition as a whole answered this year's most prominent question around spaces of the future: a shift towards synergetic home and office spaces and the creation of all-round functional objects and furniture to serve both the work and home environment at the same time.

Text by Seyna Van Der Linden for App now available for iPhone and iPad devices from the Apple Store

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