During NYCxDESIGN a trip to the Javits Center is mandatory. This year, ICFF and DesignWanted present new sections and formats dedicated to American design, emerging talents, and more.
Urban beehives, a narration on contemporary symbolism, funky sculptures, and a tit-for-tat exhibition against plagiarism are among the 16 must-visit exhibitions of NYCxDesign 2023, New York’s celebration of design.
FAKE is a tongue-in-cheek nightstand/seat playing with contemporary designers’ dilemmas: Fame or sobriety? Artsy or functional purist? Ubiquitousness of discreetness?
The playful Pic-a-stic lamp by Ingo Maurer GMbH continues the poetic and playful design language of the late brand’s founder Ingo Maurer.
Mesmerising hues inspired by rainbows and vintage electric guitars inspired the new food veneer collection by Konstantin Grcic for ALPI.
The exhibition GIANFRANCO FRATTINI: IERI OGGI DOMANI narrates the work of the legendary architect who collaborated with some of the most visionary entrepreneurs, creatives, and companies in post-war Italy, and contributed to shaping the Italian Design Movement.
Knitty lounge chair resembles a giant ship knot or an oversized ball of yarn every cat would dream of, but it is a beacon of comfiness.
Nendo and Daniel Arsham are quite a disruptive couple, literally. Check what they have been up to in Milan at the Break to Make exhibition.
From the Vespa to the Arco Lamp. Triennale Milano celebrates its 100th anniversary with the new permanent exhibition ‘Italian Design Museum’ curated by Marco Sammicheli.
At the Istituto dei Ciechi in Milan, WonderGlass collective exhibition Abrakadabra stages installations created by Paul Cocksedge, Tom Dixon, Elisa Ossino, Elena Salmistraro, and more.
Good design can make a difference, spark creativity, and teach a job. The Design for Communities project by NGO LiveinSlums and Giacomo Moor involved kids and locals in creating furniture for a school in one of Kenya’s largest slums. The initiative is on show at Assab One in Milan.
The ’Beyond the Surface’ installation by OMA Studio for SolidNature invited visitors to a subterranean journey and a secret garden in the heart of Milan.
Cascades of light, Japanese temples, and Christian symbolism inspire furniture designs by Rick Owen, Faina, Studiopepe, and more at the ‘Desacralized’ exhibition in Milan.
Architectural cakes, ‘silent’ furniture designs, mist-inspired perfumes, shape-shifting fashion, and textile crafts. Five Ukrainian creatives share an exceptional vision for the future at the CONTINUUM exhibition in Milan.
Milan Design Week enters the famed San Vittore prison, where inmates who joined a circular design workshop crafted upcycled furniture and tableware and presented it at the ‘Without Invitation’ behind-bars exhibition.
At Salone del Mobile, Preciosa Lighting invites visitors to experience the Crystal Beat installation featuring a grid of hand-blown crystal tubes glowing along with music.
Time-challenging glassware collections, deep-blue-tinged antiques found in flea markets, and a Renaissance Milanese villa are the ingredients of Fferrone’s ultramarine banquet and installation capturing the essence of ‘Neo-Grannysm.’
A giant cloud chandelier, a signature-like lamp, a Wassily Kandinsky-inspired fashionable hat turned into a light, a glowing grid pulsing with music, and more. Sixteen out-of-the-box lighting designs at Euroluce 2023.
Green design and mass consumerism? Maarten Baas and G-Star RAW’s thought-provoking MORE OR LESS exhibition features a jet and cabinets dressed in denim.
Ron Arad transforms a discarded mattress into Matrizia, Moroso’s high-end, ready-made, unconventional sofa.
Humanistic, human-centred, and focused on people’s connections. This is what 5Vie Design District is about. We talked with the organisers about the founding values of this edition. Check what we liked the most.
Atelier Biagetti presents THE KING, an installation recreating the living room of a fantastical house, the quintessential expression of a gigantic ego.
For the Hayama furniture collection, Patricia Urquiola took inspiration from traditional Japanese Haori jackets that are worn over a kimono.
Triennale Milano dedicates an exhibition to the poetic and loving drawings of critic, editor, writer, and artist Lisa Ponti.
Irina Dzhus’ powerful message of freedom from Ukraine, Formafantasma’s multidisciplinary symposium for Prada, Issey Miyake’s high-tech R&D for fashion design, Armani’s home invitation, Hermès’ beton brut installation, and a greenwashing provocation from Maarten Baas and G-Star RAW. In Milan, fashion meets design with hype-free projects.
Desacralized chandeliers, Elvis’ sofas, repurposed broken furniture, ultramarine tableware, and knitted chairs. 15 must-visit design exhibitions in Milano.
A botanical garden turned into an interactive board game, human mandalas, and architectural reflections. 12 mesmerising installations at Milan Design Week 2023.
For Rossana Orlandi Gallery in Milan, Design duo Draga & Aurel created Rainbow, a very limited-edition table (only two pieces) on display at the gallery.
Ethimo and Studiopepe have created Bulbi, a new collection of vases to furnish and complete outdoor spaces.
Light, geometrical and neat. The wand lamp is the perfect portable table lamp by Martinelli Luce for indoor and outdoor spaces.