This year, Baxter is participating in Imm Cologne and Maison&Objet – the two fairs that mark the start of 2018’s calendar of unmissable international design events –, where the company will present its latest collections and its most recent research into materials and colors. At the Cologne fair, the exhibition concept recreates complete, enveloping environments – living areas, a bedroom and study – each with its own range of colors and different materials: powder pink and pearl gray contrast with dark brown and moss green, hints of aquamarine are combined with brown leather, while the bedroom features pink, cognac and anthracite gray. The furnishings on display include the new Bardot sofa in Kashmir Brule or Tuscany Cetona leather and the Viktor bed in Kashmir Mousse leather, both designed by Draga and Aurel, as well as the Libelle modular bookcase designed by Pietro Russo, the Matera Palladiana stone table by Paola Navone and the Lagos table in bronze and Patagonia marble.
In Paris, the focus will be on outdoor settings and on the new collection developed thanks to a collaboration with Paola Navone, Antonino Sciortino, Roberto Lazzeroni and Francesco Bettoni. Copper, iron and rattan are combined with outdoor leather that has been specially tanned and dyed with Indian ink to increase its light resistance. The collection features old leather that is more rigid and tanned to make it completely water-repellent, as well as softer leather that is suitable for machine washing. Alongside the main products, offered in shades of blue, aquamarine and green, there is also a series of accessories made of terracotta, cocciopesto and lava stone.