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MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014

Milan design week 2014

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Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
One of the first musicians inducted into the Hall of Fame, Chuck Berry has long-been widely recognized as an arbiter of rock'n'roll. This week the trailblazing musician received another critical honor, the prestigious Polar Music Prize. The award is...
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Tanner Ross: Live at ELITA Festival Milan
Milan Design Week isn't solely focused on showcasing the latest in furniture and decor; for the past eight years the ELITA festival (which stands for Electronic ITAly) has served as Fuorisalone's well-founded music component. The 2014 lineup had fair...
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Harry Nilsson: Ain't It Kind of Wonderful
For this week's guilty pleasure song, Dennis McNany of Museum of Love revealed to CH: "I keep my Nilsson secret... When you listen to Harry Nilsson, he can put you in a melancholy mood. I like my melancholy." While "Ain't It Kind of Wonderful"—featured...
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Toumani & Sidiki: Rachid Ouiguini
The beautiful sound of West Africa's 21-string kora instrument is fully realized in a historic merger of father and son. Renowned Malian kora player, Toumani Diabaté—who learned from his legendary father Sidiki (senior)—has collaborated with his son...
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Clarens: Trust A whirlwind tour performing with French synth-pop duo Juveniles prompted Senegal-born, Paris-based musician Ousseynou Cissé to create a song about his experience. The emerging artist—who now goes by Clarens—told Interview magazine...
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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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Scatto Italiano
Cycling holds a very significant place in the heart of Italian culture and design. From the annual Giro d'Italia race (that sends a rushing stream of neon spandex and carbon fiber through the countryside) to "Bicycle Thieves" (aka "The Bicycle Thief...
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Charged: Ingo Maurer Interview
Few industrial designers have earned a foothold in the greater creative culture like Ingo Maurer, the German-born, New York-based designer of lighting and lighting installations. In the decades since founding his own design practice, Ingo Maurer...
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Intuizione Ploc
During Milan Design Week, visitors are faced with an overwhelming array of options of events and showcases, but many won't bother with the Interni guide (which lists all the official events) and they'll go rogue, taking home some of the best tales...
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Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus
Having met while studying at The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague several years ago, Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus now work together on various kinds of projects including furniture, lighting, product and interior design. But being...
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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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Milan Design Week 2014: Six Colorful Sofas
Delicate, subtly hued earth tones pervaded seemingly every facet of design in almost every pocket of Milan last week. But the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and its numerous offshoots weren't wholly packed with rich pastels and copper-congruent...
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Interview: Marc Newson
Recently, we reported on the launch of a new collaboration between Safilo and acclaimed Australian designer Marc Newson, meant to celebrate 80 years of activity for the historic Italian eyewear company. At Milan Design Week, we had the honor to talk...
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TOG: All Creators Together
The dream of many a design enterprise—the best designers, meaningful materials, Italian production, a community of fans, reinterpretations made by artists—TOG is all of this, and more. “All creators together” is the idea behind this new design adventure...
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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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ECAL: Delirious Home
As one of the world's top design universities, it comes as no surprise that the Industrial Design and Media and Interaction Design students from Lausanne's ECAL would wow the crowd in Milan with their creative prowess. But their group exhibition...
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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...
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Incipit
In Latin, the word “incipit” means "the beginning." Reflecting the word's meaning, Incipit is also a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The aim is simple yet brave: to help young designers produce their first objects by enlisting the best...