Ilse Crawford’s Nature-Inspired Grönska Collection for Kasthall

The English designer's first collaboration with the Swedish carpet producer

Ilse Crawford‘s work is known all over the world for its assemblage of style and comfort. In her design projects for clubs, shops, interiors and objects, the English designer continuously merges an intimate dimension with an international and recognizable touch. In the spaces (both public and private) that are drawn from her vision, it always feels like home. This is what we found at the …

Lasvit’s Little Glass Monsters Win the Milano Design Award

This year’s best in show—or Milano Design Award winner—at Salone del Mobile happens to be Czech glass manufacturer Lasvit, who collaborated with 16 cutting-edge designers to develop little monsters and more. It was presented at Milan’s Teatro Gerolamo, a neoclassical puppet theater and came complete with humorous performances. The project took two years to develop and was envisioned by creative design strategist Stephan Hamel and …

David Rockwell + 2X4’s “The Diner” for Surface Magazine

A pop-up restaurant offering a comprehensive look at the iconography of American diners

Be it Edward Hopper or “Pulp Fiction,” generations of art and artists have delved into the concept of the American diner. From greasy spoons to menu font, everyone has an idea of what diners mean and can contain. Honoring this iconography, Rockwell Group and NYC-based design studio 2X4 have partnered to design a fully operational pop-up restaurant in Ventura Centrale at this year’s Milan Design …

Italian Fashion and Logomania

Whether viewed as “an ironic subversion of consumerist society, or disregarded as an epitome of ‘bad taste,’” logos were (and remain) a significant factor in fashion. In a new exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, this culture—in Italian fashion design specifically—is explored in a cohesive and fascinating manner by two guest curators, critic Maria Luisa Frisa and W Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi. The show “ITALIANA: L’Italia …