Can tomato plants and a server live in symbiosis? How much would you pay for a cloud? Would you use an influencer starter kit for your kids? We selected ten out-of-the-box graduation projects by Design Academy Eindhoven students on show at the MISSED YOU CALL exhibition in Milan.
Design is coming home, in Milan. Salone del Mobile 2021 opens its doors with the Supersalone special format and event.
Finally, Milan Design Week is back! Supersized beach cabins, a courtyard filled with orchids and a pavilion made from sustainable chairs. Fuorisalone 2021 unveils former military barracks and forgotten bakery factories and unlocks new destinations in the unexplored west side of the city.
Are you ready for a furniture rollecoaster? Our Milan Design Week Guide for Dummies offers practical info and tips to explore the world’s leading design event.
September 2021: from Milan to Chicago, from Seoul to London, Beijing and Paris. We round up 15 international fairs, festivals and biennials in this super creative month.
The AERODREAM exhibition at the Centre Pompidou-Metz showcases the inflatable work of architects, artists and designers who found alternatives to postwar rationalism ‘within a bubble.’ From the pop icon ‘Blow’ chair to Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Biosphere’ and the inflatable concert hall by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor.
We have created a Pinterest board rounding up what we liked the most at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Check it out!
Summertime equals gelato time. We rounded up 3 ice cream design projects celebrating the tastiest melting pleasure of all!
The LEGO® Everyone is Awesome buildable display model is inspired by the iconic rainbow flag, which symbolizes love and acceptance by the LGBTQIA+ community.
Curated by Es Devlin, London Design Biennale 2021 takes over Somerset House with 38 exhibitions from six continents and a ‘forest for change’ in the historic building’s courtyard.
Leading Chinese and international brands go on show at Design Shanghai 2021. The fair returns to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center with a program of talks and a range of exhibitions exploring how design can have a positive impact on people and the environment.
In our May 2021 newsletter, hope and optimism at Venice Architecture Biennale, great news from Milan, and a tribute to the late Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Helmut Jahn who shaped contemporary architecture with opposite paths.
Great news from Milan this week. On September 5-10, Salone del Mobile. Milano will be back with Supersalone, an innovative edition and format taking over the city’s fair and La Triennale design museum.
After a turbulent week of discussions, Federlegno announced that the 59th Salone del Mobile will go ahead with a curated edition.
Ethereal lanterns, glowing concrete mushrooms and luminous abstract sculptures. Discover 7 lighting designs debuting at Milano Design City 2021.
Artemide launches FUNIVIA, a scalable and flexible lighting design inspired by cable cars. Energy runs through cables that can be arranged both vertically and horizontally, crisscrossing each others. Light sources hang from the cables allowing to create infinite lighting solutions going far beyond the limits dictated by the rigidity of systems.
Have you ever taken a seat in a blooming flower? Born as an impossible digital project on Instagram, the Hortensia Armchair by Andrés Reisinger & Júlia Esqué is a dream come true thanks to Moooi, and now available to all in real life.
Cappellini unveils its 2021 furniture designs within the AMOR FATI dreamlike display by Elena Salmistraro.
Salone del Mobile hangs ‘in the balance’ as Italian furniture companies – including the big ones – withdraw from the fair, now postponed to September due to Covid-19, over concerns foreign exhibitors and buyers won’t come to Milan.
Classic geometries and minimal contemporary aesthetics blend in Richard Yasmine’s ‘Flowing Fragments’ design collection made from upcycled sedimentary and basaltic stones.
Tom Dixon visited Milan as a hologram to launch the BURST and HYDRO collections across two iconic architectures in town by Ignazio Gardella and Oscar Niemeyer.
Made from bamboo, washi paper and translucent silk, the Hyouri collection pays tribute to traditional Kyoto lanterns and comprises designs that “seem to swallow parts of themselves.”
Milano Design City 2021: the world’s design capital hosts a phygital week with product launches, installations, archi-walks, virtual talks, and exhibitions.
ISH 2021 and beyond: ancient Greece-inspired toilet bowls and waterproof wooden basins. We rounded up 10 contemporary bathroom designs.
Furniture giant IKEA has announced a departure into a rough new area: designer dogwear. The Hund Couture features a new range of designer couture outfits for dogs, made from the iconic blue FRAKTA bags.
A cornucopia for times of scarcity, glass forms shaped by the Tasman Sea tides and Algae-bioplastic tableware. 6 conscious Australian designs at Melbourne Design Week 2021.
The legacy of objects across generations, urban innovation for entirely self-sufficient future cities and collaborative crafts are among the highlights of Melbourne Design Week 2021.
Italian designer Tobia Zambotti has filled an iceberg-shaped sofa with face masks collected from the streets to raise awareness of the pollution we created because of Covid-19.
Craft trends – Despite the pandemic, a growing interest in craft foreshadows a brighter phase for both galleries and creatives.
Collect 2021: at the 17th edition of the only gallery-presented art and crafts fair, many are the pieces inspired by budding plants, blooming flowers and thriving reefs. It’s about time to leave the winter behind. Check the pieces we liked the most.