The theme of the 2014 Milan Salone del Mobile, the result of a focus on research that has always been one of the key strengths of Baxter’s world, is a careful analysis of the 1950s, a period that brought the very best out of Italian style with a wave of creativity that combined elegant lines with functional requirements.
Shades of colour such as the ruby red, sage green and saffron yellow of the upholstered pieces become the predominant tones, emphasised and showcased when paired with materials such as brass, for the small tables and lamps, and hemp for the wall paper and rugs.
The different settings are intimate and cosy; they express the elegance and sophistication of a luxury home, one that is certainly not brash, but enhanced by the use of new types of leather that expand and enrich the Baxter collection. This union is sanctioned by sensitivity, colours, material and design.
Thanks to a markedly evocative 1950s undertone, these settings treat their guests to a kind of union between past and present. Hints of the past that blend into a contemporary and modern setting, creating an eclectic feel characterised by opaque, soft and comfortable tones. This is a home where the materials used and the pieces that fill it seem to come from different parts of the world, as only a collector of art would know how to do, bringing out the authenticity and true value of the raw materials.
These new projects have been commissioned from designers such as Paola Navone, Roberto Lazzeroni, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, Draga Obradovic and Aurel K. Basedow. Alongside these names with which Baxter has long been collaborating comes a new and important partnership with the architect and designer Vincenzo De Cotiis.