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Milan Design Week 2015: Marina Mellado's Luz
by Jill Singer One of the more intriguing installations we found during this year's spectacular Milan Design Week came courtesy of Lexus, who created a three-part experience inviting visitors to take a journey through the senses. Though the first...
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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...
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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...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals
by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on...
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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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Milan Design Week 2015: Incredible Mirrors
by Jill Singer What is it that makes the mirror such fertile ground for experimentation among designers? Is it its stubbornly unchanging material DNA? After all, is a mirror made from anything other than glass really a mirror? Whatever the case may...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Patricia Urquiola + Glas Italia: Shimmer
Patricia Urquiola's poetically contemporary "Shimmer" table is brilliant in both its concept and physicality. Made from iridescent glass with a multicolored finish, the small tripodal table reacts with light, which allows its surface to seemingly...
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Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home
From fashion to photography to furniture, recent years have seen a shift in the creative world's overarching palette from highly saturated primary colors to a soft range of light corals, sea foams, baby blues, pale yellows and pinks. Some tones lean...
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Casamania 2014 Highlights
Italy's Casamania really understands the value of presenting a comprehensive brand aesthetic across all avenues—including products and media. We recently saw the latest collection of handsome home furnishings at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design...
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Simon Legald of Normann Copenhagen
Each year during Milan Design Week we look forward to checking in on brands whose work we continuously admire. Normann Copenhagen is always an inspiring stop, and during our visit to Salone del Mobile in 2013, newcomer Simon Legald's work was of...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Interview: Giorgio Biscaro of FontanaArte
by Stefano Caggiano Nominated as FontanaArte's first art director ever, Giorgio Biscaro had 12 months to pick up the heritage of the historical lighting company that boasts Gio Ponti and to bring it to new levels. He spent the first month thinking...
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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...
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Lugi Furniture
by Adam Štěch It seems that Czech design production is well on its way to a full-blown renaissance. Several new companies emerged on the market last year, and older ones are innovating on production techniques, aesthetics and philosophy. One of...
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Herman Miller Mirra 2
Inspired by the evolution we're currently witnessing within home and office environments, Herman Miller once again teamed up with Berlin-based design firm Studio 7.5 to revisit one of the most innovative and top selling office chair designs of the...
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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...
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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...
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Three Designer Children's Chairs
Discovering disco-inspired lighting and inert neon gas-filled lamps at this year's Milan Design Week reminded us inspiration can come from anywhere. Meanwhile bouncing between the massive Saloni furniture fair and the design districts of Lambrate and...
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Interview: Nendo's Oki Sato
Arguably one of the most influential—and certainly one of the most prolific—contemporary design studios, Nendo is everywhere. From furniture collaborations to large scale architectural installations, the Japanese studio, led by celebrated designer...
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