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PAOLO FERRARINI

Paolo Ferrarini

MIKA
TV
TELEVISION
DESIGN
SET DESIGN
COLLABORATIONS
STUDIO JOB
ITALY
JOB SMEETS
MILAN
Interview: Mika and Studio Job
Pop star Mika's visual world is notoriously imaginative and bright, poetic and surreal. Unsurprisingly, his forthcoming TV show, “Stasera CasaMika,” boasts a set that truly embodies this wild, joyful universe. For this, Mika teamed up with Belgian...
SHOES
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
STUDIO VISIT
INTERVIEWS
SHOE DESIGN
FASHION DESIGN
FASHION
LOUBOUTIN WORLD
SHOEPEAKS
Interview: Christian Louboutin
Being in Christian Louboutin’s Paris studio is overwhelming. We meet Monsieur Christian Louboutin in his museum-like studio (like a tiny Louvre, which, coincidently, is just a few blocks away) for an exclusive preview of ShoePeaks, his latest (and...
FOOD
APPLIANCES
TECH
SUSTAINABILITY
KITCHENS
HOMEWARE
GRUNDIG
COOKING
INNOVATION
Grundig and the Future of Food, Design and Interaction
When it comes to designing and engineering household appliances, one of the most significant issues is energy and water consumption. But the waste of other precious resources (like food) is also the driving force behind Grundig's most recent projects...
ARCHITECTURE
BIENNALE
VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2016
DESIGN
HOUSING
PUBLIC SPACES
VENICE
NORMAN FOSTER
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
KENGO KUMA
DRONEPORTS
SUSTAINABILITY
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
ALEJANDRO ARAVENA
Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Reporting from the Front
Over 100 tons of perfectly ordered rubble is what greets visitors to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. It's not a provocation, but rather a statement, in perfect harmony with this year's theme: "Reporting from...
TAILORING
MAURO RAVIZZA KRIEGER
FASHION
CLOTHES
PAL ZILERI
ITALIAN DESIGNERS
MENSWEAR
SUITS
MADE IN ITALY
ITALY
ITALIAN SUITS
Pal Zileri and The Future of Tailoring
What is the difference between tailored and factory menswear? Often we consider these two categories as distant or even conflicting. However, there are many who actually know how to combine these both, companies that use industrial processes to...
UNIT KITCHEN
CESAR
GARCIA CUMINI
KITCHENS
INTERIOR DESIGN
ITALIAN DESIGN
Design Studio Garcia Cumini On Their Cesar Unit Kitchen
The design of kitchens for the last 20 years seems to have focused primarily on two styles reflecting two opposite poles: classical or country versus contemporary or industrial. It's become very difficult today to find real alternatives, contemporary...
CLOCKS
WALL CLOCKS
ALESSI
DANIEL LIBESKIND
COLLABORATIONS
DECOR
HOME DECOR
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
Daniel Libeskind + Alessi's Time Maze Wall Clock
Undoubtedly a huge name in architecture and design, Polish-American Daniel Libeskind is responsible for designing Berlin's Jewish Museum and NYC's World Trade Center—among so much more. One of his most recent and (as always) striking creations...
DESIGN
COLLABORATIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2016
INTERVIEWS
ALESSI
STUDIO JOB
CLOCKS
DECOR
Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
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...
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