Highlights from Milan Design Week’s Decade of Ventura Projects

The imaginative Ventura Centrale and Ventura Future will return no more

Margriet Vollenberg, founder and art director of Ventura Projects (a forum for international creatives looking to launch during Milan Design Week these last 11 years), announced to the design community that her beloved series of events, installations and activations would cease. After the cancellation of the 11th edition (due to the pandemic) this year, Vollenberg was unable to salvage her company, which organized Ventura Centrale, …

Milan Design Week 2019: Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision Harmony TV System

Oak and aluminum panels fan out to reveal a future-forward screen

With screens in our pockets, on our wrists and atop our desks, their omnipresence often impedes two desirable tenets of a home: peace and harmony. With impeccable attention to detail—and a history of design precision and technological advancement—Bang & Olufsen hopes to change this. The Beovision Harmony system—which includes an LG OLED C9 77-inch TV—partially conceals its slender, future-forward screen. Two elegant panels partially disrupt …

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 …