Milan Design Week 2022: Sit Here

Five inspiring chairs featured in this year's illustrious exposition

To walk through Milan Design Week, whether in the halls of the Salone del Mobile trade show or across the citywide exhibits that comprise Fuorisalone, is to learn the difference that a line makes. Chairs—some of the most common home furnishings—vary so much due to material, craftsmanship and quality. But it’s the lines that compose their unique silhouettes that define their significance and one degree of difference sometimes …

Highlights From the London Design Festival 2020

From large-scale installations to covetable homewares, eight exemplary debuts this week

An annual extravaganza of thought-provoking work, elevated dialogue and exploration, the London Design Festival showcases artistry and innovation from students and professionals alike. For this most uncommon of years, the festival cautiously proceeded, both online and in real life. Thus, from our homes in New York City, we perused the many installations, activities and items that comprise this year’s gathering of talent. Below, a handful …

Organic Overflow at Milan Design Week 2019

Floral use in furniture, installations and more

To offset the precision frequently associated with furniture design, many participants in Milan Design Week 2019 used elements from nature to add soft, organic overflow to their presentations. In many instances, we’re simply referring to the calculated use of trees and plants near or atop artificial elements of design. With two specific exhibitions, however, floral components composed the very infrastructure of the creation. From Normann …