By and  on April 21, 2010

MILAN — Lightness and longevity.

Those were two of the main trends at Salone del Mobile this year, where some pieces were as flexible as origami shapes and others as fragile-looking as paper dolls. A host of other designs were fashioned from recyclable and sustainable materials. There were paper lamps courtesy of three Swedish companies — Sodra, a forestry group; Claesson Koivisto Rune, an architectural practice, and the lamp maker Wastberg — and a paper overnight bag commissioned by Wallpaper magazine and created by the Munich-based designers Saskia and Stefan Diez. The bag was made from Tyvek, a type of synthetic paper that is waterproof, tearproof and recyclable.

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