Milan Design Week 2022: Lighting the Way

Eight expressive lamps and light fixtures that far exceed expectation

One of the most inspiring categories each Milan Design Week (and in interior architecture and design as a whole), the lighting sector continues to transfix thanks to rapid technological advancements and an abundance of creativity. This year throughout Milan, countless design brands and manufacturers released thoughtful fixtures and impressive lamps, and some artful objects even managed to express light in surprising new ways. For our team …

DIFFA by Design 2022: The Astral Bar by Jeffrey Beers International and Maya Romanoff

Angular geometries and celestial forms converge within this glimpse at the future

DIFFA by Design, a three-day showcase of some of the design world’s finest, represents more than any standard industry exhibition. This marquee event, presented by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) raises funds for AIDS awareness, treatment development and advocacy for impacted individuals. Of all the imaginative booths on site this year, The Astral Bar offers one particularly intriguing combination of design elements—which happen to cast attendees into …

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 …