Marta Sala brought the second collection of her eponymous furniture line, Marta Sala Editions, to New York this week, popping up in the Tribeca offices of Steve Harris Architects and bringing a little Italian flair to the Big Apple. Since launching the label last year, Sala has created waves with her refined furniture and lighting offerings – a suitable reflection of her personal design pedigree.
Although reverent of the clean simplicity of mid-century Italian design, Sala has actively embraced a contemporary mindset, which includes imbuing seating pieces with a versatile modularity and embracing technologically advanced fabrics. For example, her 'Wanda' armchair caters to a whole range of uses, such as creating a cosey seating nook for two, while fitting neatly into a corner of the room if meant for one, depending on how it is arranged.
On the other hand, the second collection's elegant 'Morena' chair has been upholstered in sumptuous woven fabrics that are actually durable enough to withstand being placed outdoors. A stainless steel option for the frame also makes the chair a worthy addition for any outdoor terrace or patio.
Once again working with Rome-based architecture firm Lazzarini & Pickering – as she did on the first collection – Sala has added a range of lighting, including the 'Achille' table lamp, which boasts a clever stand that maximises space on the tabletop; and the 'Claudia' lamp that can stand dramatically on its own, or hang as a sconce. The collection is capped off with a range of statement-making accessories, such as the 'Tizio' glass and metal vases, and 'Renoir' wall mirror, that hinges open like your favourite book.