Round two: Marta Sala presents second Editions furniture collection in New York

Marta Salla armchair in Stainless steel and Rust colour fabric
Marta Sala has unveiled her second collection of furniture and lighting in New York. Pictured: 'Murena' armchair in stainless steel and outdoor fabrics, making it perfect for a terrace or patio 
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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.

'Renoir' hinged wall mirror (left) and'Achille' table lamp (right)

Although reverent of the clean simplicity of mid-century Italian design, Sala has actively embraced a contemporary mindset. Pictured left: the 'Renoir' wall mirror hinges open like your favourite book. Right: the 'Achille' table lamp, which boasts a clever stand that maximises space on the tabletop

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Mathus' coffee table with a black marchinga marble top (left) and a pair of 'Tizio' vases (right)

The collection's assortment of refined furniture is capped off with a range of statement-making accessories. Pictured left: 'Mathus' coffee table with a black marchinga marble top. Right: a pair of 'Tizio' vases

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Lavinia armchair in mustard fabric

Sala has revisited her initial collaboration with the Rome-based architecture firm Lazzarini & Pickering on this follow-up effort. Pictured: the 'Lavinia' chair

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INFORMATION

'The Secret Soul of Useful Things' is on view until 19 May. For more information, visit the Marta Sala Editions website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

Steven Harris Architects
120 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

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Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.