A mountain lake soundscape bringing communities together, a sensible village embracing beech-tree forests, a tuffaceous village springing from abandoned quarries and a star-inspired theatre by a Sicilian sculptor-shepherd. We selected 4 poetic architectures and landscape projects on show at the Arcipelago Italia exhibition.
Venice Biennale 2018 – While the Robin Hood Gardens in London are being demolished, 4 other Brutalist buildings screaming for justice show that even concrete giants have ha chance to redeem.
5 recurring keywords at Venice Biennale 2018. National pavilions respond to to the FREESPACE main theme with visionary masterplans for Jerusalem Western Wall, a Trump defying US-Mexico border, the millennials’ occupation of Budapest’s Liberty bridge and more…
Colorful hammocks, vibrantly woven seats and a design barnyard with responsibly handcrafted hen-shaped toys. Las Veredas collection by Marni pays tribute to Colombian crafts for a good cause.
On the 100th birth anniversary of Achille Castiglioni, FLOS launches special re-editions of quirky design icons Ventosa and Nasa and presents an exhibition tuning with the great Master’s motto “If you are not curious, forget it!”
Mingardo new Iconic Handicrafts series of lighting, furniture and covering designs highlights a minimal and contemporary approach to interior design with an with an Art Deco feel.
Concrete cake cake stands and candle holders. Gian Paolo Venier translates Iranian architecture into a tableware collection for UrbiEtOrbi.
Stefano Boeri goes to Mars, Arup’s 3D-prints homes while INTERNI Magazine explores millennials’ nomadic lifestyles. Milan Design Week has never been so architectural. We selected 7 must-see temporary architectures on show at Fuorisalone.
The Giardino Botanico collection by Artefatto Design Studio for Secolo XXI pays homage to the pure and simple elegance of Nature.
Artemide’s O lighting design collection by studio ELEMENTAL aims to reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment. Darkness and disappearance will be the contribution of “O” to nature and public spaces.
A simple gesture invites you to compose geometrical patterns. Antonio Facco’s MONDO lamp debuted at Maison&Objet’s “Rising Talent” exhibition.
Carlo Ratti Associati reimagines Milan’s World Expo site as a theme park for science and technology featuring the world’s first neighborhood planned for self-driving cars.
Sou Fujimoto’s BOOKCHAIR design for Alias embeds a sinuous and extractable seat into a minimal bookshelf to highlight the relationship between a book and its reader.
Personalized thermal bubbles, suspended nets and a co-working office in the orchard. Carlo Ratti Associati completed a digitally responsive architecture for Fondazione Agnelli. The new hub in Turin embraces new ways of net-working by using bigdata and the internet of things.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Stackable, multifunctional and extremely practical. nendo pays homage to Kartell’s iconic Componibili design which turns 50 this year.
Carlo Ratti Associati presents SWISH, a kinetic prototype-stool that makes use of a digital fabrication technology for programmable wooden furniture.
Light can shape architecture as much as our mood. With the FARE LUCE exhibition, Foscarini invites for a journey into glowing feelings and emotional shades.
With the Foundation exhibition at Spazio Krizia in Milan, Formafantasma showcases a display of studies in the field of lighting design.
Solar sails and responsive lightings, luminous stairways to heaven and deconstructed table lamps. Italian design shines at Euroluce 2017.
Ingot benches, golden swings and gambling games to win a week in the Cayman Islands. GOD exhibition by Atelier Biagetti explores our obsession for money.
Outside Legoland, even helicopters and other vehicles made of Lego should get a ticket if they park on zebras or land by the Colosseum.
Inaugural London Design Biennale goes on show during London Design Festival and focuses on “Utopia by Design”. From the United Kingdom to Europe but also Turkey, India, Chile and South Africa.
Hangzhou design store For D. Casa by Gruppo C14, invites guests to discover Italian and international design icons by walking through floating stairs and interiors inspired by rhythmical geometries.
After central Italy deadly earthquake, Renzo Piano, Carlo Ratti, Cino Zucchi and Massimiliano Fuksas share their minds on reconstruction.
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.
Zanotta presents new products and re-issued furniture by contemporary designers that re-work the projects of the Great Masters. From the re-edition of a forgotten concrete table by Piero Bottoni to a tribute to Carlo Mollino.
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”.
Nendo’s H-Horse for Kartell is a transparent rocking horse that combines plastic transparency with the strength of architectural I -or H- shaped beams.