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Milan Design Week

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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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Diesel Living + Seletti Love Space and Machines
Diesel Living's continuous collaboration with fellow Italians, design company Seletti, have resulted in fun (with undercurrents of dark and industrial) tableware that sparks wonder in the everyday ritual of eating. "Cosmic Diner" saw salt and pepper...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Marina Mellado's Luz
by Jill Singer One of the more intriguing installations we found during this year's spectacular Milan Design Week came courtesy of Lexus, who created a three-part experience inviting visitors to take a journey through the senses. Though the first...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Transforming Historical Spaces
When you walk in the streets of Milan, you immediately realize that its classic architecture can somehow be cold and austere. But behind many façades, there are gardens—beautiful and carefully hidden. Some of the installations at the latest Milan...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion editor, creative director, stylist and a mega-star in his own right, Nicola Formichetti embodies contemporary creativity. From collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diesel and Mugler, Formichetti has a unique and thoughtful approach...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Mixed Metals
by Jill Singer In recent years at Milan Design Week, it’s almost become a game to guess which metallic might be deemed in vogue that particular season. The pendulum has swung from brass to copper and back again many times, occasionally alighting on...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Sound Projects
Sound and music play pivotal roles in our daily lives, whether it's at home, in public places or in transit. Companies and independent designers at Milan Design Week are aware of this—and understand what it means to include (or exclude) their thoughts...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Incredible Mirrors
by Jill Singer What is it that makes the mirror such fertile ground for experimentation among designers? Is it its stubbornly unchanging material DNA? After all, is a mirror made from anything other than glass really a mirror? Whatever the case may...
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Milan Design Week 2015: COS + Snarkitecture
NYC-based design firm Snarkitecture and Swedish clothing retailer COS collaborated on a striking project for Salone del Mobile at this year's Milan Design Week. The installation—made up of thousands of white, individually cut ribbons—allows for exploration...
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Milan Design Week 2015: Marni Mercado de Paloquemao
This year at Milan Design Week, Italian fashion label Marni (founded and led by designer founded by Consuelo Castiglioni) has turned its space into a visually stunning market. Inspired by Bogotá's famous Mercado de Paloquemao—a market full of bright...
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Seven Designers of the Future at La Rinascente
Each year during Milan Design week, SaloneSatellite is the area of Salone del Mobile devoted to emerging designers and schools. This is one of the true hot-spots—the place to find the future of industrial and furniture design. For the second year...
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Patricia Urquiola + Glas Italia: Shimmer
Patricia Urquiola's poetically contemporary "Shimmer" table is brilliant in both its concept and physicality. Made from iridescent glass with a multicolored finish, the small tripodal table reacts with light, which allows its surface to seemingly...
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Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home
From fashion to photography to furniture, recent years have seen a shift in the creative world's overarching palette from highly saturated primary colors to a soft range of light corals, sea foams, baby blues, pale yellows and pinks. Some tones lean...
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Casamania 2014 Highlights
Italy's Casamania really understands the value of presenting a comprehensive brand aesthetic across all avenues—including products and media. We recently saw the latest collection of handsome home furnishings at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design...
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Simon Legald of Normann Copenhagen
Each year during Milan Design Week we look forward to checking in on brands whose work we continuously admire. Normann Copenhagen is always an inspiring stop, and during our visit to Salone del Mobile in 2013, newcomer Simon Legald's work was of...
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Something Good
While the "Made in Italy" moniker may not mean quite what it used to, Italian design is still alive and well. And, thanks to forward-thinking design groups like Something Good, it's becoming more responsive to reoccurring themes in contemporary...
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