It was impossible to avoid being drawn in to explore this divinely curated vignette of exemplary furniture design and craftsmanship at Emmemobili. The colors. The luxe appeal. The art-inspired design. All beckoned for a deeper, closer look.

What captured my attention was how this furniture collection designed by celebrated Italian designer Elena Salmistraro skillfully straddled the design equator that separates severe minimalism from the visually suffocating cacophony of maximalism.

It’s a design that feels like paradise found for those of us who seek a balance between the austere-driven decorative constraint of minimalist design and the multi-layered decor explosion that embodies trendy maximalist designs.

Featured photo (above) – furniture left to right: table “Atlas”, chair “Timea”, sideboard “Mirar” and bookcase “Roue” – all designs by Elena Salmistraro for Emmemobili shown at 2019 Salone del Mobile in Milan. Below photos – include detail shots of exquisitely crafted elements of Salmistraro’s furniture collection.