Exotic wood and funky chairs star in Milan design week

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By Antonella Ciancio MILAN (Reuters) – Wardrobes made from exotic Japanese wood by Armani, a brass and leather “Donatella Versace” chair and other “home” furnishings from Italian luxury designers were on show in Milan this week in an effort to woo wealthy tourists and high end hotel developers. Fashion groups such as Versace and Armani diversified into home design decades ago in an effort to capture a bigger slice of the $750 billion global luxury goods market. …

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