Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.
We have created a Pinterest board rounding up what we liked the most at CERSAIE2021.
We sat down with Elena Salmistraro to talk about her projects at Milan Design Week, what the pandemic has taught us for good, women in design, and her positive attitude toward the future.
Hope, togetherness, grief and remembrance are the intimate feelings that inspired international designers such as Jaime Hayon, Federica Biasi, Luca Nichetto and Marcel Wanders to create ten candleholders for the A FLAME OF RESEARCH project by Mingardo. The unique pieces will be auctioned to support cancer research.
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.
A welcoming green space, pink alcoves and a blue pool-hued zone for underwater-like dinners. Masquespacio’s interiors for the new BUN restaurant in Turin invite for a chromatic burger experience.
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.
MCA – Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP, World’s Advanced Saving Project, teamed up to develop and create the TECLA eco-sustainable housing model.
Archipanic talks with FORO Studio, the architecture firm behind Alpha District, Milan’s ultimate and larger design neighbourhood.
AMDL Circle rethinks Hogwarts, the Azkaban Prison, and other imaginary buildings in the Harry Potter saga with archetypical architectures.
After a turbulent week of discussions, Federlegno announced that the 59th Salone del Mobile will go ahead with a curated edition.
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.
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.
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.
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.