Blow Away vase - Photo by Front.

Blow Away vase – Photo by Front.

Milan 2017 – Floating Jellyfish vases, floral digital distortions and a multicolor canopy wrapping a the facade of a building… It’s spring time, design-wise! Archipanic selected 7 blooming designs and installations that celebrate the art of blossom.


Piuarch blooming facade

Courtyard on Via Palermo 1.

Facade Gardening - Photo by Piuarch.

Facade Gardening – Photo by Piuarch.

A flower canopy spanning from ground to roof will wrap the building that hosts Piuarch. The vertical gardening installation invites guests to explore the formal and conceptual research that the architecture studio has devoted to the theme of façades throughout its history.


Nendo aquatic bouquets

Jill Sander’s store, via Luca Beltrami 5.

Japanese studio Nendo rethinks the conventional role of the vase with a jellyfish-inspired collection made of ultra-thin transparent silicon. Both flowers and vases will be floating like jellyfishes inside an aquarium at Jil Sander’s store. Watch the video.


The Gondola in the garden

Diamantini Domeniconi: VENEZIA by Marco Marzini - Photo by M. Marzini.

Diamantini Domeniconi: VENEZIA by Marco Marzini – Photo by M. Marzini.

Venezia by Marco Marzini for Diamantini Domeniconi is an unconventional furniture that doesn’t like to accomplish one single mission in only one room. A metal structure holds a laminated sheet that can be flipped with a simple gesture to change function. From side table to cabinet and garden furniture.


Rocking flower pots from Barcelona

Palazzo Isimbardi, Corso Monforte 35.

livingthings: Voltasol by Xavier Mora - courtesy of livingthings.

livingthings: Voltasol by Xavier Mora – courtesy of livingthings.

Potted plants are apparently static… So why not to provide them with movement so that theY can follow the path of the sun, sway in a breeze or grow at will?”. Says Xavier Mora who designed the VoltaSol flower pot collection for livingthings. The series comes with a semi-conical base to avoid the static nature of conventional terracotta pots. The designs will be on show at the exhibition “Inspired in Barcelona: In & Out” which explores the city’s creative scene.


Flower/Metal from Yokohama

Superstudio, Via Tortona 27.

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Flower/Metal – Image by Yokohama Makers Village.
Flower/Metal – Image by Yokohama Makers Village.
Flower/Metal – Image by Yokohama Makers Village.

Yokohama Makers Village presents Flower/Metal, a vase collection that highlights two antagonistic materials: flowers and metals. The new range developed in collaboration with id studio combines soft and firm, light and heavy, delicate and strong. YMV is a brand born from the joined forces of several metal processing companies from Yokohama.


Front’s blown away vase

moooi, via Savona 56.

Blow Away vase - Photo by Front.

Photo by Front.

Swedish design studio Front digitalised a Royal Delft vase adding some parameters to the material in the 3D software. They then exposed it to a simulated gust of wind. The result is a unexpectedly fluid design with a quirky and ironic attitude.


Digital Impressionism

IQOS Embassy, Foro Buonaparte 50.

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IQOS Pathfinder Project – Jardins d’Été by Quayola.

Italian artist Quayola presents Jardins d’Été immersive video installation: a series of ultra-high-definition digital video paintings inspired by French Impressionism and the late works of Claude Monet. Through the experimental use of technology – computational analysis of motion, composition, colour-schemes – Quayola creates a series of algorithmic paintings exploring new paths of visual synthesis.


Nendo: Jellyfish vase - Photo by Akihiro Yoshida.

Nendo: Jellyfish vase – Photo by Akihiro Yoshida.