Milan: Moustache’s new collection 28.04.10

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Moustache presented a collection of charming products at Milan this year, but in the wrong place. Housed in a warehouse space in Zona Tortona, its beer-swigging neighbours just didn't suit the brand's wares; the collection more in tune with curling up with a good book and some broth than boozing. But that was an oversight. The manufacturer and designers clearly put a lot of effort into making a collection that struck an emotional chord with passers by, and it paid off.

We were especially pleased to see the brand take up Belgian, French and Swiss trio Big Game's Smallwork reading light – definitely the friendliest LED light going. French designer François Azambourg's Petite Gigue three-legged chair uses techniques from shipbuilding to give the piece stability, and makes us miss the Reliant Robin.

Also popular was French designer Matali Crasset's Instant armseat – after several years favouring conceptual projects she went all out on comfort with a pair of one-armed wood-framed armchairs draped in sheepskin, which form a bench when placed side by side. Bertjan Pot gave the collection some edge with his Fold Up lamps. Stealing inspiration and tricks from photographer's luminous umbrella, the enormous pendant light is more a space creator or "roof" of an area that a light.

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Fold Up floor lamp by Bertjan Pot

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Instant Armseat by Matali Crasset

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Petit Gigue by Francois Azambourg

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Smallwork light by Big Game

 

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Anna Bates

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We were especially pleased to see the brand take up Belgian, French and Swiss trio Big Game's Smallwork reading light – definitely the friendliest LED light going

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