2019 Best Design: sinking Venetian furniture, rippling benches and tech-crafted chairs

Acqua Alta series by Virgil Abloh @ DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibtion - Image by Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

2019 Best Design. A chair made from 100 % recycled plastic from fishing nets in the Arctic, a floor-to-ceiling luminous belt and violently psychedelic benches are among our favourite furniture designs of the year.

Lay back and relax in Milan: 10 exquisite sofas to dream for

Gregor sofa by Vincent Van Dusyen for Molteni

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.

Stellar Works’ 2019 collections debut at Shanghai and Milan design weeks

Stellar Works' 2019 collection - Photo by Stellar Works

Stellar Works’ 2019 collections by Neri&HU, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg and more highlight the international imprint the the Chinese brand as well the strong links with its hometown Shanghai and Milan, the brand’s design ‘godmother’.

10 Chinese design brands debuting brand-new collections at Design Shanghai 2019

Paper clip-inspired chairs by 8 Hour Design - Photo by 8 Hour Design

At Design Shanghai 2019, 10 Chinese design brands launched brand-new series inspired by millennials’ lifestyle, digital algorithms, paper clips, quirky comics and even Minions.

Design Indaba competition 2019 invites to vote for South Africa’s fittest design

Design Indaba competition 2019: photo from Colour field exhibition @ Southern Guild - © Southernguild.

Design Indaba competition 2019: a topsy-turvy blue love-seat, African and Bauhaus-inspired furniture and bridal colorful dresses and are among the 10 selected projects competing for South Africa’s Most Beautiful Object at Cape Town’s design week.

Snøhetta’s S-1500 chair is made from recycled plastic waste from the Arctic fishing industry

S-1500 up-cycled chair by Snøhetta and Nordic Comfort Products - Photo: ©Bjørnar Øvrebø, courtesy of Snøhetta.

The S-1500 chair is made from fishnets and ropes contributing to building a local circular economy. The material is processed to create a marble-like matte, pebbled, dark green surface which is unique and mass produced at the same time.

Nordic rounded shapes reign in Northern’s second design collection

Nordic Rounded shapes reing in Northern's new design collection. Oblong sofa by Mario Tsai - Photo by Chris Tonnesen, courtesy of Northern,

Oblong sofas, oval mirrors and spherical pendant lamps. Nordic rounded shapes bridge Scandinavian heritage and international contemporary design in Northern’s second furniture and home accessories collection.

Bauhaus reloaded! 7 furniture designs celebrating 100 years of the iconic movement

Bauhaus reloaded. image via IG; follow @thonet_gmbh.

On its 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus architecture and design movement reigns at IMM Cologne. We selected 7 unexpected reinterpretations and re-editions of iconic furniture and lighting designs by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and more. Bauhaus reloaded?

Salone del Mobile – Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to look out

Salone del Mobile. Moscow 2018: 7 emerging Russian designers to keep an eye on.

Smart lamps tuning with the colours of Nordic dawns, expandable wardrobes with a Russian Avant Garde imprint and white blood cell-inspired chairs. We selected 7 emerging Russian designers showcasing their work at the Salone Satellite exhibition in Moscow.

Up-and-coming designers from Uruguay debut at London Design Festival

Hilos Invisibles. AMERICANA by Rafael Antía with Matteo Fogale. Photo by Tali Kimelman.

The state of the art of design Made in Uruguay shone at the Aram Gallery. Matteo Fogale invited and teamed up with 7 design studio from the capital Montevideo to pay tribute to Modernist master Julio Vilamajó Echaniz blending the country’s traditional crafts, modernist heritage and contemporary vibe.

Kellenberger–White’s Alphabet chairs invite to sit, relax and spell out words

LDF 2018 - British Land Landmark Project Alphabet chairs by Kellenberger-White.

At London Design Festival, Kellenberger–White has designed Alphabet chairs, a playful set of multicoloured and typographic seats inspired by Bauhaus design as well as Bruno Munari’s series ‘Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair’.