Heineken Open Design Explorations: The Club

The future of nightlife as conceived by a cross-disciplinary team of club-going creatives

“We wanted to show design in action, not on a pedestal,” said Heineken’s Global Head of Design Mark van Iterson as he walked us through “The Club”, the first project of their Open Design Explorations, a pop up nightclub in the Tortona district during Milan’s Design Week. He wasn’t kidding around. The culmination of a year’s work, it represents an ambitious collaborative research and design …

Lenny Kravitz for Kartell

Our interview with the rockstar designer on his debut collaboration with Philippe Stark

Each spring Salone del Mobile arrives in Milan, bringing with it the world’s top designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Among the many highly anticipated product launches, pop ups and parties, this year saw iconic Italian furniture company Kartell formally introduce a series of pieces designed by both new and known designers, including rock star Lenny Kravitz. Although better known for his music, Kravitz can include …

Fresh from the Mint

An "elastic collective" steals the show at Salone Satellite 2012

Showing some of the most interesting work on view at Salone Satellite 2012, Fresh from the Mint is a self-described “elastic collective” from Germany. The group, whose members hail from the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, presents a united body of work with the common spirit of simplicity and innovative functionality, while at the same time retaining the distinct identity of its designers. …