Five Hanging Lights

Slip cast, blown glass, corroded bronze and hand-turned wood lighting up Milan Design Week 2013

Innovations in LEDs, compounded with many designers’ renewed interest in age-old illumination techniques, have brought new life to contemporary lighting design. To celebrate creativity in this enduring design sector, the following are five notable hanging lights in a variety of mediums spotted throughout the 2013 Milan Design Week. Lola Lely On view at Ventura Lambrate in an exhibition put on by the London-based collective WORKs: …

Three Designer Children’s Chairs

Tiny furniture for little ones to enjoy

Discovering disco-inspired lighting and inert neon gas-filled lamps at this year’s Milan Design Week reminded us inspiration can come from anywhere. Meanwhile bouncing between the massive Saloni furniture fair and the design districts of Lambrate and Zona Tortona, we also saw how design can appeal to an audience of all ages, even children. With this in mind, the following are three of our favorite kid-friendly …

Interview: Nendo’s Oki Sato

We speak with the ambitious designer and architect on color, scale and time

Arguably one of the most influential—and certainly one of the most prolific—contemporary design studios, Nendo is everywhere. From furniture collaborations to large scale architectural installations, the Japanese studio, led by celebrated designer and architect Oki Sato, is well on its way to becoming a household name. After a welcomed assault on Milan Design Week last year, Nendo returned with yet another fruitful showing across multiple …