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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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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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Eclectic by Tom Dixon
First introduced this year at Maison et Objet, Eclectic by Tom Dixon, a new line of accessories by the influential British design studio, officially launches mid-October 2012. The aptly named line comprises miscellaneous "decorative artifacts" molded...
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Philippe Starck Interview
Known nearly as much for his confident and quirky personality as for his innovative use of single mould injected polycarbonate, Philippe Starck has spent the last few decades changing the norm in product design. From an alien-like lemon juicer for...
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Studio Thol Bathtub
There is always an abundance of innovative production techniques at Milan Design Week, though we saw few that rivaled the exquisite craftsmanship and unconventionality of Studio Thol's Bathtub. Dutch designer Thomas Linseen beautifully showcases...
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Five Tables from Milan Design Week
by Graham Hiemstra and Evan Orensten Milan Design Week is always full of surprises and this year's fair was no exception. We found a strong presence of innovative furnishings mixing modern production techniques with the classic aesthetic of raw...
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Trizin Stools
While exploring Milan's Lambrate neighborhood during last week's Salone del Mobile, we found no shortage of inspiration outside the fair. Inside one of many abandoned warehouse-turned-exhibition spaces we came across a group of promising young designers...
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Marni Chairs and L'arte del Ritratto
Unveiled in a flurry of buzz at the 2012 Salone del Mobile, Marni has created a collection of 100 colorful wicker chairs made by ex-convicts in Colombia re-assimilating into social and professional life. The chairs are constructed from metal frames...
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Heineken Open Design Explorations: The Club
"We wanted to show design in action, not on a pedestal," said Heineken's Global Head of Design Mark van Iterson as he walked us through "The Club", the first project of their Open Design Explorations, a pop up nightclub in the Tortona district during...
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Lenny Kravitz for Kartell
Each spring Salone del Mobile arrives in Milan, bringing with it the world's top designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Among the many highly anticipated product launches, pop ups and parties, this year saw iconic Italian furniture company...
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Fresh from the Mint
Showing some of the most interesting work on view at Salone Satellite 2012, Fresh from the Mint is a self-described "elastic collective" from Germany. The group, whose members hail from the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, presents a united...
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Mettsass Relaunch
To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Barcelona Design has just relaunched "Mettsass", a table design by Ettore Sottsass from 1972. The original table marks both BD's inaugural year as well as Sottsass's first design for the company, which would be...
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Swedish Love Stories
Milan will soon be swollen with darkly-clad design types as its mammoth Salone del Mobile furniture fair and plethora of off-site exhibitions, showrooms and installations open their doors to around one million visitors beginning Tuesday, 12 April...
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