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 …

Milan’s The Manzoni Restaurant by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio

A permanent destination to dine or shop the most recent collections

For years now, acclaimed designer Tom Dixon has had a presence in Milan—especially during the annual extravaganza Salone del Mobile. With The Manzoni, he’s established a permanent position. Functioning as both a restaurant and showroom, The Manzoni space is a collaboration between Dixon’s Design Research Studio and JLK Design Studio. To enter means stepping from one distinct material experience to another. As one may expect from …

Shinola’s Evolutionary Milestone, The Runwell Automatic Wristwatch

The brand's signature watch silhouette now features an automatic movement

It’s been six years since Shinola launched the Runwell—a debut, flagship wristwatch that sought to carry the torch for a new wave of Detroit watchmaking. This week, the brand has released the Runwell Automatic and it’s a technical and design-driven development. The watch (assembled in Detroit) still features the original, beloved silhouette, but inside there’s a Swiss Sellita SW200-1 movement. In addition to the polished …