Milan 2010: There is one question that everyone should sensibly ask before designing or making something to show at the Milan Furniture Fair. Does the world need another chair?
above: sedia, designed by enzo mari in 1974, reissued by artek.
That’s the start of a New York Times preview article of the Milan Furniture Fair by Alice Rawsthorn in the New York Times. I had a similar feeling after the Chicago Housewares Show not too long ago. Does the world need another hydration ( water ) bottle? Or another potty upon leaving the Kitchen and Bath Show.
It’s fair to say that’s too simple a notion. And there are noteworthy new products. Let’s read the article.