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DESIGN
Seven Designers of the Future at La Rinascente
Each year during Milan Design week, SaloneSatellite is the area of Salone del Mobile devoted to emerging designers and schools. This is one of the true hot-spots—the place to find the future of industrial and furniture design. For the second year...
CULTURE
Interview: Le Dictateur's Federico Pepe
Federico Pepe is a slightly peculiar figure in Italy's arts and cultural landscape. Advertiser, artist, graphic designer, video-maker, typographer—over the years his hybrid interests have seen him collaborate with celebrated artists like Maurizio...
DESIGN
10 Corso Como: A to Z
With its exposed spine and fabric cover, Rizzoli's "10 Corso Como: A to Z" hints at the artistic and engaging content that waits just beyond its painterly cover. A celebratory monograph of the famed Milanese shopping and dining complex, the book...
DESIGN
Something Good
While the "Made in Italy" moniker may not mean quite what it used to, Italian design is still alive and well. And, thanks to forward-thinking design groups like Something Good, it's becoming more responsive to reoccurring themes in contemporary...
DESIGN
ROOM Collection
By taking an unconventional approach to the relationship between object and space within the typical home environment, designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho created a piece of modular furniture to act as miniature rooms for objects of assorted...
DESIGN
Moroso Banjooli Collection
While the latest in material tech is sure to generate buzz for your brand, sometimes taking a step back and looking to nature will work wonders for inspiring new designs. Italy's Moroso did just this with the Banjooli Collection, an extension on...
CULTURE
Source Material
Inspiration is one of the most interesting and mysterious aspects of creativity. It's those sparks that ignite the creative process which are the focus of Source Material, an upcoming exhibition due to open during Milan Design Week. One of the most...
STYLE
Personal Code Cuff
Milan-based engineer-turned-designer Giorgio Bonaguro has worked in a variety of different fields—from furniture to packaging to lighting, with subsequent experience in the prototype department at the acclaimed Studio De Lucchi (lead by Michele...
TRAVEL
Best of CH 2013: Travel
Every year, the experience of travel becomes easier and—dare we say it—even more fun, thanks to an influx of innovative apps, new thinking in hotel design and more. Between the major travel headlines of 2013—like American Airlines and US Airways finally...
DESIGN
Interview: Beppe Giacobbe
“Visionary Dictionary: Beppe Giacobbe from A to Z” is the first monograph dedicated to the art of illustration master Beppe Giacobbe. Born in Milan in 1953 and having studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan and the School of Visual Arts in New...
TRAVEL
Interview: Dario Mastroianni of Moto-Quartiere
by Heather Stewart Feldman From a distance it looks like any other city block in Milan, but a closer look reveals it's anything but average. Rapidly taking shape in the heart of the Isola neighborhood of North Milan is Europe's first Moto-Quartiere...
TRAVEL
Rapha City Cycling Guides
Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides...
DESIGN
10 Corso Como, Shanghai
Shanghai already counts one millionaire in every 175 people, and a new plan to expand the city's free-trade zone will boost investment and reinforce its identity as one of the biggest trade hubs in China. Thanks to its recent surge, Shanghai—sometimes...
FOOD-DRINK
Pavé Milano
"A living room with a laboratory" is how Pavé defines itself. Located in Milan in the trendy area of Porta Venezia, this bakery and pastry shop represents a singular case of young entrepreneurship and quest for quality in food. Pavé was born just...
CULTURE
Interview: Sophie Morichi of Archivio Picone
by Heather Stewart Feldman When artist, ceramist and fabric and fashion designer Giuseppe Picone passed away in 2008, he left behind a precious gift to Italian craft history. Picone's invaluable artistic legacy and many contributions were key in...
STYLE
YOU Autumn/Winter 2014
We first met with Milan's Your Own Universe (YOU) creators after the launch of their well-recieved Spring/Summer 2013 Nomad collection. We loved their unique use of varied materials, textures and stylistic influences. Their upcoming Autumn/Winter...
STYLE
Interview: Stefano Terzuolo of GUM Salon
We first met Stefano Terzuolo after the opening of Milan's GUM Salon three years ago. Since then, GUM has become a point of reference for hairstyling throughout all of Italy thanks to their line of organic grooming products available online. Having...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Design Master Classes
Heineken invited us to create a way to engage the design community surrounding Milan Design Week 2013. We developed a series of Master Classes, each featuring a prominent designer and professor from the Milanese design community, paired with a group...
DESIGN
Interview: Patricia Urquiola
In the 25 years since taking the reins at Kartell, owner and CEO Claudio Luti has collaborated with nearly every industrial designer of note, transforming the over 60-year-old company into the king of polycarbonate furniture and a darling of Italian...
DESIGN
Five Hanging Lights
Innovations in LEDs, compounded with many designers' renewed interest in age-old illumination techniques, have brought new life to contemporary lighting design. To celebrate creativity in this enduring design sector, the following are five notable...
DESIGN
Normann Copenhagen's Kabino and Sko
Always a go-to for smart, accessible Danish design, Normann Copenhagen holds a spot on our must-see list each spring during Salone del Mobile, and their showing last week in Milan only further inflated our confidence in the clever brand. Of the...
DESIGN
Marset Scotch Club Light
In 1959, having skipped the popular band format to play music on a record player, a local dancehall owner in Aachen, Germany asked a young journalist in the crowd to take over and announce and comment on songs as they were played to entertain an...
FOOD-DRINK
Smool Kitchen Tools
Dutch design agency Smool, led by founding designer Robert Bronwasser, presented an exhaustive collection of products for the home this past week in Milan as part of Ventura Lambrate. Among the furniture, television and even transportation designs...
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