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.
Champagne Perrier Jouët renews the dialogue between nature, champagne and design with Andrea Mancuso’s ‘Metamorphosis’ installation at DesignMiami/ 2019. The designer explores the metamorphoses of nature and the way the Maison transforms grapes into champagne using over 200 years of savoir-faire.
Floating washbasins, stain-resistant concrete sets, super-thin radiators and moody furniture designs. 5 bathroom designs on show at Cersaie 2019.
From shaving to wine tasting and getting ready for a date. Meda collection by Lorenzi Milano interprets a man’s private world with a set of bespoke utensils crafted from luxury materials.
“Unexpectedly, from my experience, the strongest street art lovers are generally older people who find a new way to live their city evaluating its aesthetics and social potentials, while younger generations harness art from Social Media,” says to Archipanic Italian street artist Peeta.
Set in a Dominican convent and church in the earth of Naples, the first editiion of EDIT Napoli brings together the city’s unique vibrant imprint and its international role of Mediterranean capital of culture to celebrate the new generation of independent designers.
From Ghana to Taiwan, Denmark, US and more. At Venice Art Biennale 2019 – the Olympics of Art – many national pavilions have a strong architectural imprint. Check the ones we liked the most.
The best of VeniceBiennale2019 is on Pinterest. Explore our dedicated board featuring architecture and design-related exhibitions and installations on show at Arsenale, Giardini and across the city.
Milan and Rome’s early 20th century style, bespoke details and blossoming greenery infuse an exquisite vibe into Rockwell Group’s restaurant, hotel lobby and panoramic roof bar at Moxi Times Square in New York.
Who said that cement has to be heavy? The first light concrete furniture collection by new brand CIMENTO® debuts in Milan withing the architectural BLUE PASSAGE pavilion.
Iconic scientists such as Newton and Kepler, astronomy and the laws of physics are behind the new collection by Nemo lighting.
Interstellar Colombian crafts, smooth pebbles for Japanese gardens and a Milanese metro station inspired some of these 10 exquisite sofas launched at Milan Design Week 2019.
Artemide launches LA LINEA, a modular and flexible ‘thread of light’ designed by BIG which allows to “interact with the environment in new and unpredicatable ways,” says Bjarke Ingels.
böjte-bottari has created the BLURRED ROOMS exhibition for Paola C to showcase new collections by Neri and Hu, Jaime Hayon and (a+b) dominoni, quaquaro.
Monochromatic lava interiors and verdant alcoves frame Tom Dixon’s latest collections at The Manzoni, the British designer’s permanent restaurant and showroom.
Ferruccio Laviani has designed Foscarini brand-new showroom which showcases a ‘motherly’ table lamp/vase, a half-Art Deco/half-Memphis architectural light-sculpture and a tubular metal floor lamp inviting to be moved around the room.
In a hidden basement in the heart of Brera district, Artefatto Design Studio showcases a cloud-like curvaceous sofa, side tables with marble details emulating the veins of a leaf and timeless furniture designs. Are you willing to go deeper?