Selva ME showcased the latest pieces from Salone de Milano. As the city celebrated all things design, Philipp Selva, an international Italian designer unveiled Italian culture inspired timeless pieces by Aldo Cibic, Francesco Lucchese, and Toshiyuki Kita. The event held last week at their Sheikh Zayed Road showroom was attended by leading interior designers. Philipp doesn’t believe in following the crowd and has a desire for unique pieces which is demonstrated through the product line he collaborates on with leading designers. The three iconic items introduced during the event showcase.

Selva’s desire is to intensify collaboration with the largest design studios in the world. The first item is the Pont Table by Aldo Cibic with a concept of structural and poetic design in the use of solid wood. The legs have a soft and oval section that grows and widens as it approaches the intersection; the plan contrasts with the intended effect of being geometric and subtle. Seen in profile, the table resembles a bridge from which it takes its name.

The second item is part of the Lucrezia series designed by the architect Francesco Lucchese for Selva which consists of an armchair and a small armchair. It is characterised by a line that remains strongly current, with a soft and enveloping shape. The two small armchairs share the same base consisting of a soft, airy cushion positioned on a prestigious easel. The backrest becomes the characterising element: in one case it is detached from the pillow and made with soft padding towards the inside, and an elegant wooden shell towards the outside; in the other we find total padding, which accompanies the round shape of the pillow until it is incorporated. A gesture that recalls the idea of a hug, a cocoon effect that welcomes the person.

The third element is the Laku armchair with matching ottoman by Toshiyuki Kita, previewed in 2018 and today covered in leather in a new taupe shade. The structure is in solid ash wood and the backrest is reclining to guarantee maximum comfort in use, as its name suggests, which in Japanese means comfort. Inspired by wellbeing and fuelled by continuous research, Philipp’s approach is perpetually on-trend without seeming like a passing fad. The furniture he produces is designed like poetry-mesmerising at first glance.