Hand-knotted bi-dimensional universes, women-empowering knitted stools and hand-woven sacred geometries. In Paris, 8 textile designs celebrated the art of weaving.
From Paris to Sicilian volcanos and Lisbon. International designer Emmanuel Babled tells to Archipanic how different cultures, craftsmanship and a human-driven approach shaped his designs… and led him to settle in the Portuguese capital.
Färg & Blanche experiments with felt to create Succession Ceramic, the new organic-shaped tableware design set of French brand Petite Friture.
PINWU design team has spent four years of extensive research on Yuhang’s traditions to create a contemporary design set according to ancient Chinese craftsmanship.
From Iran to Greece… And New York. Siba Sahabi’s explores ancient crafts techniques with the Between Rivers collection of laquered felt vases.
Glowing globes on slatted metal sheets: Laurent pendant lamps by Lambert & Fils combine Art-Deco inspirations with contemporary geometries.
Emerging Italian brand TATO launches new collections including modular constellations of moon-like luminous globes, marble and brass table lamps with satined-hoods and the re-edition of vintage ceramics in platinum and glossy dark-blue coating.
Poltrona Frau conceals Esastern and Western aestetics with new designs by Neri&Hu and Taiwanese talent Shi Chieh Lu.
Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe created a collection cabinets and room-dividers for Spazio Pontaccio taking inspiration from churches stained glass starting from the Italian word “credenza” that means both “faith / belief” and “cabinet”.
nanimarquina presents new collections of rugs designed by the Bourollec brothers and Neri&Hu according to the eclectic art carpet crafting.
Renown designers created Menu new collections of chairs, accessories and tableware according to the motto “Modernism Reimagined”.
Minimal and simple home collection by Iittala with fashion designer Issey Miyake highlights Japan and Finland increasingly similar aesthetics.
A leather elephant toy inspired Argentinian born designer Alfredo Häberli who created the DS-373 leather collection of couches and armchairs for de Sede.
The Campana brothers design LASVIT Candy collection: sweet tooth chandeliers and a lollypop-ish table lamp tease the palate… But beware, it’s made of blown-glass.
Baked upholstered mirrors, chemically oxidated sculptures, and poured bowls with fluid patterns. Emerging Scandinavian designers showcase their alchemic attitude at Maison&Objet’s exhibition TALENTS À LA CARTE.
Austerity and comfort, humble attitude and smooth design. Bernardes collection by Andreu Carulla was created when an ex-convent turned into an art gallery needed to provide a holy sit to each of their many guests.
South African designers Porky Hefer created hanging seatings inspired by marine creatures. The series supports local makers with an environmental message.
The adventures and the style of heroic Brazilian bandits inspired Cangaço, a traditionally crafted design collection by Humberto and Fernando Campana.
Bottle Up: in Zanzibar, young designers up-cycle glass waste produced by increasing tourism into a collection of responsible design accessories.
Make that studio designed Pètra, a reinterpretation of an ancient Moorish jug with the smooth shape of the pebbles found in the bottom of a Sicilian river.
Inspired by the architectural ingredients of King’s Cross, London brand Cubitts presents a collection of handcrafted glasses made in coal, concrete, rust and copper.
WELL HUNG design collection of sculptural cantilevered furniture marks the debut of The Workshop by Minale + Mann at London Design Festival.
Milano2015 marble table lamp by Carlo Colombo for FontanaArte merges minimal and refined iconic design in name of Italian maestros.
In Milan, Cassina launched Réaction Poétique design collection by Jamie Hayon who took inspiration by the work of Le Corbusier, 50 years after his death.
In Milan, DesignPhilippines puts forward new collections meshing tradition and local craftsmanship with contemporary style and sustainable materials.
Jordan sisters Nisreen and Nermeen Abu-Dail combined Jordan embroidery tradition with contemporary design.
In Dubai, lebanese designer Karim Chaya presented the mirror-sculpture “Look Back” for House of Today. The bespoke design features a voyeur/skeleton holding a mirror and refers to the true admirer in each of us.
Beside flamboyant and bespoke exhibitions, Design Days Dubai presented the creative genius and smart entrepreneurship of women shaping Middle East Design.
Bowl table by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia works also as a storage unit designed to keep everything at hand.
Designers and makers from Ireland and international influencers presented collections meshing craft and heritage to update on the ultimate Irish design trends.