Studio Visit: Italy’s Crea Concrete Design + Foscarini Lighting

Shining a light on the process of the skilled artisans who produce the Aplomb lamp for the major design firm

Foscarini is the third largest Italian lighting company and yet they do not own a factory. Their entire production relies on collaboration with skilled artisans, each of whom is specialized in a particular material or craft, from glass to carbon fiber. The company is now lifting the veil on this with Maestrie (Master Skills), a narrative photographic and video project by the artist Gianluca Vassallo. …

Milan Design Week 2017: Highlights

Eight stand-out experiences and presentations happening right now

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 space for a well designed display. There’s something for everyone, too—museum shows, retail pop-ups, industrial showcases, cocktail parties, etc.—but the following eight were our favorite showings …