Engaging architectures by Kengo Kuma, Santiago Calatrava, Ini Archibong and Grimshaw Architects feature in our ‘2021 best pavilions’ round up.
Stefan Scholten, Birgitte Due Madsen and Studio Pepe present exquisite design projects challenging unsustainable marble and stone production processes.
With the UNNATURAL PRACTICE solo exhibition, Marcin Rusak explores the decaying, ephemeral and preserved processes through design.
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.
Developed for Etage Project gallery, the holographic furniture collection debuts at the Alcova exhibition in Milan.
Energy company Eni and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati present the ‘Natural Capital’ exhibition highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving forests. At the Brera Botanical Garden, a landscape of floating bubbles visualises through data how much CO2 each human produces and how much each tree species can capture and store.
Let’s admit it; our smartphones often outsmart us. With the FANTASTIC SMARTPHONES exhibition, students at ECAL University have developed tongue-in-cheek devices, robots and interfaces able to hack our mobiles and make us reflect on how much we have become dependent on Tinder, Instagram, What’s Up or TicToc.
At ALCOVA, visitors can be teased or cuddled at ‘A Clockwork Orange’-inspired milk bar. As part of the ‘Herbarium’ project, the installation redefines contemporary interiors from iconic image culture.
For the HYSTERIA exhibition, Alpha District in Milan invited a group of creatives to investigate women’s violence and sexuality and reinterpret sex toys.
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.
Can tomato plants and a server live in symbiosis? How much would you pay for a cloud? Would you use an influencer starter kit for your kids? We selected ten out-of-the-box graduation projects by Design Academy Eindhoven students on show at the MISSED YOU CALL exhibition in Milan.
Design is coming home, in Milan. Salone del Mobile 2021 opens its doors with the Supersalone special format and event.
With the exhibition IL VISO DEL MONDO at Milan Design Week, Richard Yasmine explores the power of the face and its importance as the greatest human organ of emotion.
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.
In our May 2021 newsletter, hope and optimism at Venice Architecture Biennale, great news from Milan, and a tribute to the late Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Helmut Jahn who shaped contemporary architecture with opposite paths.
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.
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.
Ethereal lanterns, glowing concrete mushrooms and luminous abstract sculptures. Discover 7 lighting designs debuting at Milano Design City 2021.
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.
Have you ever taken a seat in a blooming flower? Born as an impossible digital project on Instagram, the Hortensia Armchair by Andrés Reisinger & Júlia Esqué is a dream come true thanks to Moooi, and now available to all in real life.
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.
Classic geometries and minimal contemporary aesthetics blend in Richard Yasmine’s ‘Flowing Fragments’ design collection made from upcycled sedimentary and basaltic stones.
Tom Dixon visited Milan as a hologram to launch the BURST and HYDRO collections across two iconic architectures in town by Ignazio Gardella and Oscar Niemeyer.
Made from bamboo, washi paper and translucent silk, the Hyouri collection pays tribute to traditional Kyoto lanterns and comprises designs that “seem to swallow parts of themselves.”
Milano Design City 2021: the world’s design capital hosts a phygital week with product launches, installations, archi-walks, virtual talks, and exhibitions.
The virtual edition of Milan Design City kicked off with great news: Fuorisalone 2021 will reconquer Milan this September. Milan Design Week is back.