How will the internet of things frame our future living space? ArchiPanic met influential innovators Carlo Ratti, Reto Wettach, Jessica Nebel and Alessandro Masserdotti who believe that hype-free human-centred technology can honestly improve our future.
A maze of interiors allows visitors to discover HAY 2016 collections including flatpacked sofas and outdoor furniture by the Bouroullec Brothers, a perforated plastic moulded chair by Scholten & Baijings as well as the new lightings of debuting brand wrong.london.
Emerging Italian brand TATO launches new collections including modular constellations of moon-like luminous globes, marble and brass table lamps with satined-hoods and the re-edition of vintage ceramics in platinum and glossy dark-blue coating.
Blå Station celebrates 30 years of out-of-the-box furniture born from international collaborations at their Milan furniture store… Because “Design is a sustainable investment that needs to be tried and touched for real, not with just a remote click” said at Blå Station to ArchiPanic.
Zanotta presents new products and re-issued furniture by contemporary designers that re-work the projects of the Great Masters. From the re-edition of a forgotten concrete table by Piero Bottoni to a tribute to Carlo Mollino.
Poltrona Frau conceals Esastern and Western aestetics with new designs by Neri&Hu and Taiwanese talent Shi Chieh Lu.
Sometimes online design platforms leave the screen. Because, beyond digital-driven technologies, “HUMAN touch is always at the centre” said AirBnb, eBay, ArchiProducts and Houzz to ArchiPanic.
Are design malls and furniture stores a thing of the past? On the occasion of the launch of the new digital brand Qeeboo, ArchiPanic met founder Stefano Giovannoni, Nika Zupanc and Front to talk about new online business models.
David Rockwell combines blackened steel, walnut and leather to create VALET collection for Chinese brand Stellar Works: multifunctional furniture with streamlined designs to fit in metropolitan apartments, from Hong Kong to Milan.
Internet-based design brands and alternative models for online retail mark the beginning of a new digital era for design. And there might not be much space for those who dwell on the past.
ACE flatpacked upholstered seatings by Hans Hornemann for Normann Copenhagen are designed to meet the lifestyle of young metropolitan nomads.
Big figures come along with big questions-marks. Milan Design Week great success highlighted also with six emerging issues that will probably shape the future of design: from the Internet of Things to emerging Chinese design and the on-line retail revolution.
Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe created a collection cabinets and room-dividers for Spazio Pontaccio taking inspiration from churches stained glass starting from the Italian word “credenza” that means both “faith / belief” and “cabinet”.
As design world seems to be projected into digital culture, students of Design Academy Eindhoven reflects on the importance of tactile experience with the TOUCH BASE, an exhibition you can digit with your bare fingers… and a petting zoo to actually caress instead of watching YouTube videos.
Is the Internet of Things “such stuff as dreams are made of”? ECAL students present When objects dream: an interactive and playful exhibition to make reflect on our relationship with designs that communicate with each other and even seem to retain a sort of conscience.
Get mesmerised in Milan! ArchiPanic picks 10 stunning installations on show at the world most important design week that hosts over 1.200 events, installations and exhibitions.
British designer Lee Broom presents is new “Optical” lighting collection with SALONE DEL AUTOMOBILE, an exhibtiion set in a delivery van that stops everyday in different design epicenters.
NOSIGNER™ designs “Amorphous” installation for Asahi Glass Company: thousands of suspended fragments highlight the cutting-edge features of smartphones’ ultimate high-tech glass.
In Milan, MUSEO DELLA MERDA presents an honest and prudishness-free exhibition showing the cultural and noble features of shit as a sustainable material to create vases, tiles, furniture and even tableware. From Wallace to Luis Bunuel but also art, anthropology and a 200 million years old fossilized excrement.
Switch On exhibition in Milan shows how home appliances not only improved our lifestyle but forged our perception of technology.
Nendo’s H-Horse for Kartell is a transparent rocking horse that combines plastic transparency with the strength of architectural I -or H- shaped beams.
Sou Fujimoto designs Forest of Light installation for fashion brand COS: cones of light interact with visitors in a suspended and misty atmophere.
With Milan design week about to kick in, we picked 10 quirky events that shine a light on the alternative side of Fuorisalone: from an occupied slaughterhouse turned into a creative hub to a funky design parade, but also hidden cloisters’ parties and dreaming high-tech furniture.
Affordable collection of BORING office furniture by Space Encounters for Lensvelt put people at the centre without claiming attention. The new grey designs aim also to rebalance “work” and “play” activities in the office.
nanimarquina presents new collections of rugs designed by the Bourollec brothers and Neri&Hu according to the eclectic art carpet crafting.
AIR island kitchen by LAGO is designed to literally engage hosts, cooks and guests around the table in order to enhance convivial relations.
Inspired Japanese manga comics, Nendo created a series of 50 chairs that translate GULP!, BANG, SLURP and BOING into furniture design.
DIMORE Studio plays with green, yellow and light pink nuances to design Aesop tiny historical “bottega” in Milan city centre.
The status of the art of design goes on show again at Milan Design Week. Salone del Mobile.Milano presented the contents and events that will shake the city from the 12th of April.
From the 2nd of april, Milan will host XX1T, the 21st architecture and design triennial focused on the heritage of the past century and the upcoming challenges for the future.