Ukrainian design is the ultimate – and probably the most hype-free – creative frontier

Sergey Makhno Architects at Salone del Mobile.Milano - Photo by Sergey Makhno Architects

Ukrainian design blooms blending the country’s wilderness, ancient craftsmanship and mysterious folklore. In Milan, Sergey Makhno Architects, Victoriya Yakusha and emerging talents from Kiev showcase ‘earthy’ collections connecting past, present and future.

Alejandro Aravena’s O lighting design collection grants safe darkness respecting the nocturnal habits of plants and animals living in parks

Light+Building 2018 - "O" by ELEMENTAL for Artemide - Photo: courtesy of Artemide.

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.

Iceland: extremely Nordic design goes on show at the Aurora exhibition

Icelandic Design

Aurora exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair offers the chance to dig into the unique features of each Nordic country. We picked Iceland. Here extreme conditions became the cradle for a distinct creative approach: sulphure designs, flat-packed paper lamps and even furniture made of whale bones and shark teeth.