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.
From Italy to France, Germany, Holland and Sweden. The Kitchen on the Run project aims to bring refugees and Europeans together around a table: a nomad container created by design students to make #EuropeABetterPlate.
AIR island kitchen by LAGO is designed to literally engage hosts, cooks and guests around the table in order to enhance convivial relations.
DIMORE Studio plays with green, yellow and light pink nuances to design Aesop tiny historical “bottega” in Milan city centre.
With the Anno Tropico exhibition, Formafantasma invites people to look into the light design creative process at Peep-Hole independent art centre in Milan.
The status of the art of design goes on show again at Milan Design Week. Salone del Mobile.Milano presented the contents and events that will shake the city from the 12th of April.
From the 2nd of april, Milan will host XX1T, the 21st architecture and design triennial focused on the heritage of the past century and the upcoming challenges for the future.
Industrial designer Richard Sapper died at 83 on New Year’s eve. ArchiPanic remembers the work and visions of one of one masters of design.
Humble objects require simple gestures. Italian university students were challenged to think out of the box to design new rituals and actions for the pencil sharpener.
Paolo Cappello presents Caruso, a music cabinet with a gramophone trumpet tuned with high-tech digital sound technologies and contemporary design.
ArchiPanic met Milan gallerist Rossella Colombari who brings the flavour of a Gio Ponti designed villa in Caracas and the heritage of Italian design to the open minded melting pot of DesignMiami/.
Wonderwall studio designs Diesel new store in Manhattan merging “a fashion alternative to luxury” with industrial design to create a “house of denim” for all the brand’s fans.
With the Body Building collection of anti-gym furniture Secondome trains the eye to celebrate “the cult and obsession of the body”.