Inside Out Contracts: Product Tour Highlights

When we heard the social media whispers that the Inside Out Contracts tour has been going splendidly this summer, with lots of interior designers, studios and hospitality brands taking part, we wanted to know more!

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Inside Out Contracts has been showcasing top commercial furniture picks from Salone Del Mobile, Milan, this summer. Their van from Milan has been touring the top talent in commercial interior design, architects and venues to enable designers and venue owners to test and discover the latest samples, with a much needed glass of bubbles!

Whilst September is the final month of the Inside Out Van from Milan, August has been a whirlwind of fun and excitement for all involved. However, what we want to know is, which are the pieces that everyone is talking about? To answer that question we have 4 highlights to share with you.

Highlight | Raquette Lounge Chair

A firm favourite has been the Raquette Lounge Chair which pays homage to the ancient technique of intertwining wooden slats. Inspiration has been taken from the world of tennis through the arms of the chair, which resemble racquet strings by virtue of their textured lattice work within the frame. The Raquette lounge chairs’ frame itself joins the two main parts: the wooden structure of the arms with the soft, organic cushioning from the seat and back. The two combine in perfect harmony to ensure exquisite design and contemporary comfort.

The below image shows the Raquette Lounge chair being tested by designers at Brady Williams and Work Clockwise.

The Raquette Lounge Chair is a firm favourite

Highlight | The Scallop Lounge Chair

The scallop lounge chair is inspired by nature and is characterised by a softly and generously padded rounded silhouette back and seat, which is reminiscent of a seashell. This gives optimum back support and offers maximum comfort. It’s no wonder that it has been fully tested and admired by many.

The below picture shows designers from Tala Fustok and Tigg & Coll enjoying the scallop lounge chair with a glass of bubbles.

The Scallop Lounge Chair is a great example of the Bold Curve’s Trend

Highlight | Contessa Lounge Chair

The Contessa lounge chair grabs attention wherever it goes. Italian designed and made the Contessa Lounge chair captures a retro-inspired design that is accentuated by the metal backrest detail. Feast your eyes on a ravishing and bold silhouette. The Contessa lounge chair offers unparalleled comfort thanks to its deep padding. This chair is soft and supple to touch and allows you to sink into the clutches of its plush padded seat, providing comfort and style. There are a wide variety of metal powder-coated finishes and any fabric of your choice to suit your interior scheme.

The below picture shows designers from Tigg & Coll and Holland & Harvey enjoying the Contessa Lounge Chair.

The Contessa Lounge Chair is a great example of the Retro Trend

Highlight | Curious Concepts

Inside Out Contracts are always exploring different textures and materials for bespoke furniture ideas. One of the most recent examples is this oak tree set in resin, which is stunning to look at.

Oak Tree Set in Resin was a favourite of CADA Design

There is still time to Take Part!

If you are a commercial interior designer wanting to take part, you can arrange an appointment in person or via video call to discuss fabrics, materials or furniture samples. Visit

Inside Out Team, with bubbles and the team from Brady Williams

Taking part is as easy as 1, 2 or 3. Contact us to let us know your perfect option:

OPTION 1 – Contact us to check our Milan in a Van Destinations – as we might be able to drive your favourite samples to you with a selection of fabrics and materials.

OPTION 2 – Pop into our showroom to visit the stars – get the full showroom experience with a personal one-to-one tour

OPTION 3 – Book a Video Call – Using technology we can transport our stars to your venue anywhere in the world

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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