Fuorisalone 2020: 4 digital formats announced in the wake of Salone del Mobile 2020 cancelation due to COVID-19

Fuorisalone 2020 goes digital - Photo by Design Vlaanderen, MDW2019.

Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.

10 Nordic seats debuting at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2020

ROPE CHAIR by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek - Photo by Mikko Ryhanen.

Sofas go outdoors as benches while benches enter the living room as sofas, rope chairs adapt to those who use them while couches becomes sound absorbing furniture. 10 Nordic seats debuting in Stockholm.

Coronavirus closes China to the world… and to the global design business as well

Coronavirus disrupts Chinese business

China is facing a progressive isolation disrupting travel and business due to the Corona virus outbreak. Some of the country’s international events like DesignShanghai have being canceled, multinationals like Apple and Ikea shut the their stores, the stock exchange goes on a rollercoaster and major production plants stop, pausing whole supply chains on a global scale.

Chinese metropolis Wuhan braces for Corona virus lockdown

Wuhan in Lockdown

In order to contain the Corona virus outbreak the Chinese government has quarantined the whole city of Wuhan. We look into he most ambitious lockdown in the history of human civilization which turned a vibrant metropolis into a ghost town where silence reigns on empty streets, emergency hospitals are being built in few days and people living in high-rise apartment blocks shout words of encouragement to their neighbours at night

The ‘Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor’ collection idles with a midcentury vibe

'The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor' collection - SAIL OUT by Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo by De Pasquale+Maffini.

Cassina launches ‘The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor’: discover terrace furniture by Philippe Starck and Rodolfo Dordoni, lush loveseats by Patricia Urquiola and outdoor-proof Modernist icons.

8 French craftswomen raising the design bar at Maison&Objet

Atelier Terres D'Angely @ the SO CRAFT exhibition in Paris - Photo by ©AETHION, courtesy of Maison & Objet.

Upcycled luminous creatures, delicately balanced wooden compositions and blown glass furniture with an architectural imprint… French craftswomen shine in Paris!

Bienvenidos! Spanish design takes over IMM Cologne 2020

LENA seesaw by Diabla - Photo by Diabla.

This January in Cologne, Germany, it almost felt like summer. Patricia Urquiola, MUT Design, Jamie Hayon and other Spanish designers and brands brought the outdoor summery feel to the first design furniture fair of the year. Bienvenidos!