Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.
A synthesis of functionalism and technology, this is how Ernesto Gismondi embraced lighting design as both entrepreneur and designer.
If you bumped into a very Instagram friendly installation inviting you to disconnect, would you be able to explore it or would you manage to resist from sharing it on social media? With the NO SIGNAL ZONE installation, Sara Ricciardi challenged the “To Selfie or Not To Selfie” dilemma.
Farewell Enzo Mari. Prominent designer, philosopher, professor and “Giant” innovator died leaving a legacy in human-based design thinking.
From upcycled mozzarella boxes to rare discarded marbles creating new sculptural poetries. There is a lot of care, masterly hand-work and exquisite design-thinking at Edit Napoli 2020. Check what we like the most!
Fuorisalone fall edition: origami-like tables, armchairs experimenting with binary geometry, seats inspired by milking stools and a tribute to Beirut resilience.
MilanoDesignCity: we have created a Pinterest gallery featuring some of the best design launches, exhibitions and installations on show in town.
Functionality and playfulness, sober minimalism and a distinct ‘pop’ attitude. Cini Boeri – one of the few female voices and minds defining Italy’s post war architecture and design – has passed away in her beloved city, Milan. In her carrier she pioneered engineering, industrial design and architecture putting people’s intimate joy at the center.
THE DISQUIETED MUSES exhibition showcases documents sourced from La Biennale’s archives cross-pollinating art, architecture, cinema, dance, theatre and music. The displays by Formafantasma combines unpainted frames and tables in plywood, colored textiles and black and white blown up pictures.
Marni teamed up with Farfetch for Zooterico, a new astrology-inspired collection of recycled PVC furniture and home accessories handcrafted by Colombian artisans.
35.000 cypresses, as many as the victim of COVID-19 in Italy, stand in the ‘SANSIRO 2.0 – A A MONUMENT FOR LIFE’ memorial envisioned by Angelo Renna. The proposal repurposes Milan’s iconic stadium as a silent place for contemplation, saving it from demolition.
On the borderline between art and design, Illan hanging lamp is made of laser wood sheets suspended by the force of gravity that react to the slightest movement of the air.
We selected 10 Italian outdoor furniture designs by Minotti, Flexform, B&B Italia, Pedrali and more bringing conviviality on patios and terraces.
Peter Pichler Architecture’s Mirror Houses completely disappear in the landscape while providing breakthrough views on the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The floating building’s reflective surfaces are laminated with an UV coating preventing birds collision.
The Milan-based designer created a quirky warrior-panda bear dressed like a tribe’s head which supports WWF with an attitude.
Leading furniture companies, design districts and collectives are set to go on show at Fuorisalone Digital, the virtual event by Milanese Fuorisalone.it.
Venice Architecture and Art Biennales delayed by one year as a majority of architects participating in the show had asked for a postponement.
Master of light, transparency and immateriality, Nanda Vigo was one of the most visionary postwar Italian architects and artists. Her creative journey began as a child fascinated by Giuseppe Terragni’s architecture and Flash Gordon comics. During her carrier she collaborated with some of the most influential avant-garde movements and creative minds such as the Zero Group, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Gio Ponti.
Who wouldn’t love to have a pint at the pub with mates, dine out or join a friend’s dinner party? Inspired by summer inflatables, Soffio is the post-lockdown colorful and reusable face shield helping bars and restaurants to ‘stay afloat’.
With the ‘One step at a time’ communication campaign the City of Milan calls on architects and designers to find creative solutions to create social-distancing devices.
After over 7 weeks of strict lockdown, Italy has flatten the curve and the government has started to lift some restrictions. Some of the major Italian design brands reopen factories with safety measures in place.
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.
Milan Design Week – It’s official. The world’s leading furniture fair Salone del Mobile has been suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.
CURA, the acronym for Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments – is a modular open-source solution that could be as fast to mount as a hospital tent, but as safe as an isolation ward and it can be deployed in few hours.
“In the globalized world, we architects are only asked to amaze. My advice to younger generations is not to distance from your roots.” Said late architect and urbanist Vittorio Gregotti known for important projects in Milan and across the world.
2020 Venice Biennale will run from 29 August to 29 November. The world’s most influential architecture event has now been shortened to just three months instead of the usual six due to the “complexity of the organisational machine.”
Milan vs Corona virus – Check our architecture & design blog from the city.
The ‘TABLE OF ELEMENTS’ pays homage to Mendeleev’s revolutionary discovery with sustainable collectible designs.
Italian firm MoDusArchitects has completed TreeHugger an eye-catching concrete building for the Touring Information Office in the city of Bressanone, Italy. The structure raises its body on tiptoe embracing an ancient tree.
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.