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Milan Design Week 2017: Studiopepe's "The Visit"
How do we offer access and exclusivity through design at the same time? How do we maintain intimacy in the age of social media? These are questions that seem to have yielded one of our favorite projects at Milan Design Week this year; "The Visit...
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Interview: Multimedia Artist Yuri Suzuki
One of the more powerful installations at Milan Design Week 2017 was London-based multimedia artist Yuri Suzuki’s “First of all, it’s not 100% demonstrating a car, but they really wanted to demonstrate the concept—the philosophy behind what they...
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Milano Design Award 2017: Winning Installations
Each year, after visiting Milan Design Week, everybody wants to discuss their own list of favorites. A few years ago Elita had the idea of turning the gatherings of designers and friends that used to happen at Valentina Ventrelli’s home into a real...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Scent Detectives Define the Smell of Old Books You know the sensation of pressing your nose into an antique book or walking through a historic library. But we've long struggled with the exact adjectives to describe these scents. Thankfully...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Konstantin Grcic's "Noctambule" Lamp
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Konstantin Grcic’s newest Flos lamp is a meditation on opposites. When off, the glass structure appears invisible, blending into the background. In turning the light on, it becomes a glowing line powered by multiple cinched...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Lee Broom's "Time Machine"
Within an abandoned vaulted storage room next to the historic Milano Centrale station, a white carousel spun—the only object in a raw, unfinished space. On that carousel, visitors found reimaginings of furniture, objects and lighting drawn from ten...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Formafantasma's Imaginative Lighting
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick "We’re not one of those people who say ‘less is more,'" Andrea Trimarchi of Italian design duo Formafantasma explains. His partner Simone Farresin agrees. "Actually, no," he says. "Not at all." Trimarchi completes the...
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The Lexus Design Award: Predicting What Comes Next
The Lexus Design Award and event is always one of the highlights of Milan Design Week—and 2017's incarnation is no exception. The award celebrates design's potential by reaching out to new voices around the world to see how we can solve problems through...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Highlights
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Milan Design Week is happening now, and continuing through 9 April with events scattered all over the city. While the Fuorisalone offerings might overwhelm with options, rest easy knowing you can turn into almost any...
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PIXEL announced as winner of Lexus Design Award under the mentorship of Snarkitecture
Settling in to its fifth year, the Lexus Design Award is a global competition held annually, with an installation, presentation and winner announced at Milan Design Week. Over 1,100 entrants submitted ideas for this year's award, exploring the theme...
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The Making of Hästens Beds
Hästens has been making some of the world's finest beds by hand in Sweden for 165 years. We initially visited their headquarters and factory in Köping back in 2000. With the launch of their first ever publicly available bed collaborations, we knew...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Jessica Fügler and Elena Manferdini
When Jessica Fügler was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Lexus Design Award multidisciplinary creative Elena Manferdini, one of the program's mentors, was drawn to her very conceptual proposal. Neither Fügler nor Manferdini knew what was going to...
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Milan Design Week 2017: Preview Highlights
Milan Design Week lives up to the hype of being a world class design destination; it's the most important design event on our calendar and is made up of many, many, many fairs and exhibits spread all over Milan. While Il Salone is the traditional fair...
CULTURE
Hanan Alkouh's Sea-Meat
Designer Hanan Alkouh does not believe in the sustainability of meat production and she does not stand behind our continued wasteful consumption. She recognizes that with a push toward minimizing or removing it all, much of the centuries of culture...
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Daniel Libeskind + Alessi's Time Maze Wall Clock
Undoubtedly a huge name in architecture and design, Polish-American Daniel Libeskind is responsible for designing Berlin's Jewish Museum and NYC's World Trade Center—among so much more. One of his most recent and (as always) striking creations...
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Studio Job + Alessi's Comtoise Clock
Best known for their unique creative approach that merges art and design, Studio Job's creations are oftentimes easily recognized. The two Flemish designers leading the studio (Job Smets and Nynke Tynagel) have a knack for using plenty of symbols...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Andrea Rosso of Diesel Living
Andrea Rosso is running late. Glancing around Diesel Living’s extensive, jam-packed stand at Milan Design Week's Salone del Mobile, you can’t really blame him. He’s certainly had his hands full. When he arrives, his impish aura immediately seems...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Modern Living
Modern living was a persistent and enjoyable theme at this year's Milan Design Week, both in terms of standards that have been revisited as well as new products designed to reflect our current needs, wants and desires in our homes today. We noticed...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Bubble Beehive
Additional reporting by David Graver The global problem of declining bee populations is often looked over but cannot be taken lightly. Fundamental to our planetary ecosystems, and pollinating vegetation the world over, bees are intrinsic to our...
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Milano Design Award 2016: Winning Installations
Now in its sixth year, the Milan Design Award has become one of the most anticipated moments of Milan Design Week. Dedicated to the most interesting installations of the week, the award (whose physical prize is a sculpture of a little horse, the...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Sou Fujimoto
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto (perhaps best-known for his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion) joined forces with Swedish fashion retailer COS for Salone de Mobile during this year's Milan Design Week 2016. The result is quite spectacular. The installation...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Lexus Design Award
Continuing their mission to support young designers, Lexus held their fourth Design Award (whose theme was "anticipation") at this year’s Milan Design Week. The Grand Prix award was presented to AMAM Design Collective, a Tokyo-based group started by...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Ideal Standard
Presenting for the very first time at Milan Design Week, Belgium-based Ideal Standard arrives with Connect Air, a new bathroom fixtures collection, along with “When Lightness Designs Space,” a pop-up installation at MUDEC in the Zona Tortona that...
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Milan Design Week 2016: Nike's The Nature of Motion Exhibition
An early standout at this year's Milan Design Week, Nike's "The Future of Motion" exhibition showcases some eye-popping works from 10 contemporary artists and designers. The display, which crosses multiple media and sensory experiences, tackles many...
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