Milan Design Week 2021: Innovative + Imaginative Highlights

Icons reimagined, Caterina De' Medici-inspired home fragrances, objects made from waste at industrial laundries and more

Not everyone believed that Milan Design Week 2021 would be a success, or even happen, for obvious reasons. Despite everything from travel restrictions to immense financial issues gripping many design studios and brands, Cosmit—the institution that’s organized Salone since 1961—forged ahead. After canceling the April edition, they decided that a special Supersalone would be held in September; still at the fair, still in Milan. Consequently, most …

Head Hi Bookshop + Espresso Bar’s Second Annual Lamp Show

In Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a whimsical celebration of light fixtures

With prices ranging from $8 to $8,000, the selection of fixtures within Head Hi‘s second annual lamp show illuminate a spectrum of creativity, ingenuity and accessibility. This two-part exhibition (running through 20 March) at the hybrid bookshop and espresso bar saw more than 50 open-call submissions from artists and designers who are local and global, amateur and professional, and of all ages. To walk from piece …

Foscarini’s Woodstock, New York Lighting Installation

Glowing images that shift from day to night at this converted farmhouse

The latest installment of Italian lighting design firm Foscarini‘s photo series sees the brand showcasing their wares in real homes in Woodstock, New York. There, Naples, Italy-based photographer Gianluca Vassallo captures the second home of a couple, simply known as Bryan and David, from NYC. Several magnificent fixtures come to life in the converted dairy farmhouse, and the environment Vassallo depicts is one of quiet, …