Best of 2020: 10 quirky furniture designs

THE CARWASH collection by Carlijn Olde Beverborg - Photo by Magdalena Wierzbicka.

Frugal chairs by working-class migrants in the UAE and tumbling ‘carwash’ poufs, ‘Dimmable’ measuring tapes-like lamps and 3D printed brutalist chaise seaters. We rounded up 10 quirky furniture designs we liked the most in 2020!

Milano Design City: 10 furniture designs launched at Fuorisalone fall edition

FRISÉE chair by Cristina Celestino for Billiani - Photo by Chiara Cadeddu.

Fuorisalone fall edition: origami-like tables, armchairs experimenting with binary geometry, seats inspired by milking stools and a tribute to Beirut resilience.

Milano Design City: 8 highlights on show

Milano Design City. ANTOLOGY installation by Ferruccio Laviani @ Lea Ceramiche showroom - Courtesy Lea Ceramiche, ph. by Alessandro Nassiri.

Orphan of its major design week, Milan shows its reinvigorated resilience with Milano Design City, a 2 weeks programme of virtual and physical events, product design launches, exhibitions, talks and showrooms openings. Until October 10.

10 Italian outdoor furniture designs celebrating Summer with style

10 Italian outdoor furniture designs. RAFAEL lounge bed by Paola Navone x Ethimo - Photo by Bernard Touillon, courtesy of Ethimo.

We selected 10 Italian outdoor furniture designs by Minotti, Flexform, B&B Italia, Pedrali and more bringing conviviality on patios and terraces.

Can creativity save animals’ lives? Archipanic-curated virtual exhibition features projects looking after endangered species

Porky Hefer's ENDANGERED, Orangutan and Porky - Courtesy of Southern Guild and SFA Advisory - Photo Antonia Steyn.

Artificial flowers empowering urban bees, quirky warrior panda bear sculptures and birds-friendly mirrored houses are among the selected projects on show at the ‘Can creativity save animals’ lives? ’ exhibition Archipanic has curated for Monkey 47.

Channelling Change: 6 sustainable Dutch design projects at Ventura Project’s virtual exhibition

Channelling Change exhibition - Pictured: Future Remnants - Photo by Xandra van Der Eijk.

Synthetic flowers allowing bumblebees to thrive, a water harvesting urban panel and a paper pulp 3D printer are among the sustainable designs on show at the Ventura Projects’ digital exhibition ‘Channelling Change: Inside A Designer’s Brain”.

Fuorisalone 2020: 4 digital formats announced in the wake of Salone del Mobile 2020 cancelation due to COVID-19

Fuorisalone 2020 goes digital - Photo by Design Vlaanderen, MDW2019.

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.