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PAOLO FERRARINI

Paolo Ferrarini

DESIGN
DESIGNERS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
MILANO DESIGN AWARD
DESIGN AWARDS
AWARDS
INSTALLATIONS
IMMERSIVE
Milano Design Award 2016: Winning Installations
Now in its sixth year, the Milan Design Award has become one of the most anticipated moments of Milan Design Week. Dedicated to the most interesting installations of the week, the award (whose physical prize is a sculpture of a little horse, the...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
DESIGNERS
DESIGN FAIRS
IMMERSIVE
INSTALLATIONS
COS
COLLABORATIONS
SUO FUJIMOTO
SALONE DE MOBILE
Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Sou Fujimoto
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (perhaps best-known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion) joined forces with Swedish fashion retailer COS for Salone de Mobile during this year's Milan Design Week 2016. The result is quite spectacular. The installation...
COLLABORATIONS
SUNGLASSES
CLEMENCE SEILLES
OXYDO
ACCESSORIES
FASHION
EYEWEAR
STATEMENT ACCESSORIES
OXYDO + Clémence Seilles Sunglasses
Italian eyewear brand OXYDO has joined forces with French artist Clémence Seilles for a super-daring and brightly colored collection of sunglasses. The OXYDO Lab SS16 collection features six styles—simple in shapes but extreme in colors and materials...
EYEWEAR
GLASSES
SUNGLASSES
MILAN
MIDO EYEWEAR SHOW
TRADE SHOWS
TRADE FAIRS
EVENTS
FAIRS
ITALY
DESIGN
Mido Eyewear Show 2016
While you might not have heard of it, Italy's Mido Eyewear Show is the leading event for eyewear professionals. It's an exhibition during which major international brands present their new styles and innovations for prescription specs and sunglasses...
FABRICS
TEXTILES
ATTIRE
APPAREL
MENSWEAR
ITALIAN
ITALY
FACTORY VISIT
Factory Visit: Cotonificio Albini, Albino
Visiting the Albini Group—a glorious Italian enterprise that specializes in fabrics for shirting—is an experience of contrast. It's a facility that feels futuristic, while remaining in the tradition of its deep history. It's a busy, mechanical factory...
STREET SIGNS
SIGNS OF ITALY
ITALY
HISTORIC SIGNS
TYPOGRAPHY
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Signs of Italy: A Book Exploring 200 Years of Outdoor Lettering
The true understanding of Italian life only happens in the squares where people love to meet and share, eat and drink—all while observing what happens around them. It’s not a stereotype, but Italy and its many contradictions, its grand beauty and...
ART
STREET ART
PARIS
FRENCH
FRANCE
ARTISTS
Le Sonneur's Love Letters
"I am at your door, almost in your home. I play with these limits and I begin a gentle intrusion," Le Sonneur tells us. Rather than the beginning of a psychological thriller, these words seem to be proof that street art can be poetic. The anonymous...
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
SHOES
FOOTWEAR
FASHION
STUDIO VISIT
FACTORY VISIT
ITALY
NAPLES
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin
Since setting up his eponymous label in 1991, French designer Christian Louboutin's shoes have become synonymous with power, prestige and class thanks to their sexy, edgy design and extreme creativity. Lesser known is the fact that Louboutin produces...
FASHION
RIP
ITALIAN
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
STYLE
STREET STYLE
ART
RETRO
Rest in Peace, Elio Fiorucci
Yesterday, 20 July, one of the most colorful lights of the international fashion faded away. Elio Fiorucci has, for decades, been a reference for those who consider fashion as a synonym for freedom, color, fun, love. Fiorucci could seek and understand...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
ALESSI
INTERVIEWS
ITALIAN
ITALY
Interview: Gabriele Chiave of Alessi
Gabriele Chiave is a storyteller. A designer for Alessi, Dainese, Foscarini and more, Chiave has lived everywhere from Dakar to Caracas, Rome and Amsterdam. Not only is his own existence rich with stories, each one of his works has its own. “For...
ITALY
VENICE
INSTALLATIONS
ART FAIRS
ECONOMICS
VENICE BIENNALE
LED TECHNOLOGY
LA BIENNALE
VENICE BIENNALE 2015
Venice Biennale 2015: Order and Chaos
Okwui Enwezor—the curator of the 56th Venice Biennale, themed as "All the World’s Futures"—has accomplished a very difficult task in selecting artists for this year's event. Famous names are exhibited alongside emerging artists in a colorful, bold...
PHOTOGRAPHY
WATCHES
VENICE
INSTALLATIONS
ART FAIRS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
VENICE BIENNALE
SWATCH
LARGE-SCALE
Venice Biennale 2015: Swatch Faces
With 15 artists exhibiting across two pavilions for seven months, "Swatch Faces"—the Swiss watch house's contribution to 2015's Venice Biennale as its main partner—is impressive in numbers. In person, it's even more so—from glowing flowers to large...
ART
ITALY
EXHIBITIONS
MILAN
ITALIAN
ARTISTS
MOVIES
WES ANDERSON
EXHIBITS
PRADA
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
The New Fondazione Prada, Milan
With over 100 years of history, Prada has long been respected for originality and subtle contradictions—and finding a visually striking balance between dichotomies is what makes the fashion house unique. Milan's Fondazione Prada complex maintains the...
TRAVEL
FOOD
SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENT
TOURISM
EXPOSITIONS
EXPO MILANO
EXPO MILANO 2015
Seven Highlights at World Exposition Milan 2015
This year's theme at World Exposition Milan is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Each one of the 140+ participating countries is aiming to show their nation's present state of agriculture and advances in technology regarding transformation and...
LOUIS VUITTON
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
AIRBNB
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
PALAZZOS
Milan Design Week 2015: Transforming Historical Spaces
When you walk in the streets of Milan, you immediately realize that its classic architecture can somehow be cold and austere. But behind many façades, there are gardens—beautiful and carefully hidden. Some of the installations at the latest Milan...
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
NICOLA FORMICHETTI
Milan Design Week 2015: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion editor, creative director, stylist and a mega-star in his own right, Nicola Formichetti embodies contemporary creativity. From collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diesel and Mugler, Formichetti has a unique and thoughtful approach...
SALONE DEL MOBILE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
SOUND DESIGN
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
SOUND PROJECTS
SOUND INSTALLATIONS
Milan Design Week 2015: Sound Projects
Sound and music play pivotal roles in our daily lives, whether it's at home, in public places or in transit. Companies and independent designers at Milan Design Week are aware of this—and understand what it means to include (or exclude) their thoughts...
HOUSEWARES
ITALY
INSTALLATIONS
SALONE DEL MOBILE
MARBLE
HOME DECOR
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
Milan Design Week 2015: Lee Broom's Department Store
At this year’s Milan Design Week, British designer Lee Broom is presenting his largest and most mature collection to date. Known as “The Department Store,” this installation consists of 25 of Broom's newest pieces—from furniture to lighting and accessories...
COLLABORATIONS
INSTALLATIONS
SALONE DEL MOBILE
PROJECTS
SNARKITECTURE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
COS
Milan Design Week 2015: COS + Snarkitecture
NYC-based design firm Snarkitecture and Swedish clothing retailer COS collaborated on a striking project for Salone del Mobile at this year's Milan Design Week. The installation—made up of thousands of white, individually cut ribbons—allows for exploration...
DESIGN
FOOD
INSTALLATIONS
COLOMBIA
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
BOGOTA
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
MARNI
Milan Design Week 2015: Marni Mercado de Paloquemao
This year at Milan Design Week, Italian fashion label Marni (founded and led by designer founded by Consuelo Castiglioni) has turned its space into a visually stunning market. Inspired by Bogotá's famous Mercado de Paloquemao—a market full of bright...
HOME
YVES BEHAR
SODASTREAM
INTERNET OF THINGS
SMART DEVICES
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
SODASTREAM MIX
Cocktails Connected with SodaStream MIX
Can a home beverage machine be a smart device? SodaStream certainly thinks so and their answer is the MIX. At Milan Design Week 2015, SodaStream recently unveiled their new connected device that that can be controlled via smartphone and runs with...
ART
DESIGN
FOOD
ITALY
EXHIBITIONS
MILAN
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
ARTISTS
DESIGNERS
EXHIBITS
EXPO MILANO
MILAN TRIENNALE
Arts & Foods at the 2015 Milan Triennale
Expo 2015 is rapidly approaching and the city of Milan is bubbling with energy and is ready to welcome the world. The main theme of the international exhibition is “Feeding the planet. Energy for life." with the majority of events from now to the...
BOOKS
ITALY
MILAN
MENSWEAR
CRAFTSMANSHIP
SUITS
TAILORS
MADE IN ITALY
POP-UP BOOKS
Manufacturing Renaissance Pop-Up Book
Once upon a time, there was young tailor who decided to move from Naples to Soragna, a small town in the north of Italy. Thanks to his skill and passion, the tailor's little workshop grew and eventually became a factory capable of making beautiful...
SNEAKERS
MUSIC
ITALY
COLLABORATIONS
SHOES
CULTURE
STYLE
EXPOSITIONS
Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
FURNITURE
ARCHITECTURE
PRODUCT DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MILAN
CLASSICS
SUSTAINABILITY
MADE IN ITALY
DAVID CHIPPERFIELD
DRIADE
Interview: David Chipperfield
Sir David Chipperfield is decidedly one of the most globally recognized personalities in architecture and design. His award-winning work has been recognized many times over for its simplicity and clarity of vision, and recently, he was appointed...
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