We’ve become accustomed to over-the-top irreverence from Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.
But something about working for the Italian furniture masters Poliform must have tamed him, in the best possible way. Sure, there’s still a hint of cheekiness in the curves and quilting of the expanded ‘Mad’ collection for Poliform that was unveiled in Milan earlier this year, but there’s a deep sense of elegance, too.
The collection features high and low armchairs (the suitably regal ‘Mad King’ and ‘Mad Queen’), chaise longues, chairs, tables and occasional tables. All of them share large, soft, just-slightly cartoonish dimensions that feel simultaneously contemporary and welcoming.