Milan Design Week 2017: Preview Highlights

What's on our "Don't Miss" list for this year's festival

Milan Design Week lives up to the hype of being a world class design destination; it’s the most important design event on our calendar and is made up of many, many, many fairs and exhibits spread all over Milan. While Il Salone is the traditional fair anchoring the week Milan comes alive with Fuorisalone, a collection of design programming that spans the entire city, from …

Smool Kitchen Tools

Magnetic cooking utensils keep your kitchen clutter-free and looking good

Dutch design agency Smool, led by founding designer Robert Bronwasser, presented an exhaustive collection of products for the home this past week in Milan as part of Ventura Lambrate. Among the furniture, television and even transportation designs, we found the simplified kitchen utensils concept to be the most attractive. The six-tool set features magnetic handles for affixing to metallic surfaces when not in use. While …

Five Tables from Milan Design Week

Wood, metal and formed concrete create some of the most creative designs around

by Graham Hiemstra and Evan Orensten Milan Design Week is always full of surprises and this year’s fair was no exception. We found a strong presence of innovative furnishings mixing modern production techniques with the classic aesthetic of raw materials. From “melting” wood to laser cut marble and a table that can be formed in multiple shapes, here are five of our favorites. One of …