Milan Design Week 2014: The Quietly Colorful Home

Nacreous and matte takes on the pastel color palette found in a variety of furnishings

From fashion to photography to furniture, recent years have seen a shift in the creative world’s overarching palette from highly saturated primary colors to a soft range of light corals, sea foams, baby blues, pale yellows and pinks. Some tones lean toward a more shimmery, nacreous vibe that melds well with iridescent glass, while others are definitively matte pastels that serve as harmonious accents in …

Seletti Wears Toiletpaper

The Mantua-based design firm collaborates with the off-beat magazine for a line of dinnerware

Toiletpaper is one of the best examples of how a niche magazine done right can become a mass phenomenon. This photography-only publication was born in 2010 from a collaboration between artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. The content is always over-the-top, cheeky, kitsch and even disturbing, and images are on point to shock and create an original point of view. Despite the cultural and …

Seletti Stack

A colorfully personalized approach to stackable storage solutions

An interlinking metal cabinet system designed by Alessandro Zambelli, Stack debuted as part of Seletti‘s “Augmented Reality” exhibit at Superstudio during the recent Milan Design Week. The Stack system offers three sizes as a base, and eight smaller stackable pieces, each with a different function. Inspired by old warehouses and retro metallic containers, the modular structure combines lockers, office drawers, lab cabinets and industrial closets …