Interview: Giorgio Biscaro of FontanaArte

The art director of the Italian lighting brand discusses its recent relaunch and future

by Stefano Caggiano Nominated as FontanaArte‘s first art director ever, Giorgio Biscaro had 12 months to pick up the heritage of the historical lighting company that boasts Gio Ponti and to bring it to new levels. He spent the first month thinking about the direction to take and reading Ponti’s thoughts made him take the plunge and opt for the risk-taking strategy of innovation. He …

Herman Miller Mirra 2

Berlin's Studio 7.5 redesigns the Michigan furniture maker's classic office chair

Inspired by the evolution we’re currently witnessing within home and office environments, Herman Miller once again teamed up with Berlin-based design firm Studio 7.5 to revisit one of the most innovative and top selling office chair designs of the past decade, the Mirra Chair. Studio 7.5 developed a more agile and adaptive chair by taking a micro lens to the average office worker’s sedentary work …

Interview: Patricia Urquiola

We speak with the Spanish designer about briefs, color and the contract space

In the 25 years since taking the reins at Kartell, owner and CEO Claudio Luti has collaborated with nearly every industrial designer of note, transforming the over 60-year-old company into the king of polycarbonate furniture and a darling of Italian design. This year Kartell proved their prowess again in Milan, taking center stage at the Saloni. On display alongside works by other contemporary legends, such …