Gallery: Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

Intrepid Inhabitat reporters have been busy bustling around around Milan this week, scouring Milan Design Week to bring you the hottest new designs from the Salone del Mobile. One event that never fails to pique our interest is Britain's Designersblock -- a satellite show featuring up-and-coming British design talent. This year Designersblock returns to Zona Isola for a showcase of over 30 designers, 3 design schools and a special project that revives traditional craftsmanship through woodworking. This amazing exhibit hosts a spectacular collection of projects that approach design in various ways, including two of our faves - creative sustainability and eco-friendly design. Read on for some of the standout projects on show now!

The first thing that catches your eye as soon as you enter the space is Assembly Room’s furniture pieces made from eco-friendly materials. The AR line includes a two and three-seater sofa that blend the design styles of the past and present. One particular stunner is the AR004 design, a lightweight stackable chair created with FSC certified wood and 100% pure wool that is both renewable and compostable.

Johan Lindstén’s Idyll Concept plays with the bittersweet emotions of dreaming through embroidery. Women of older generations used to stitch beautiful scenery that has since been forgotten, thrown away or left under-appreciated. This set of chairs mixes traditional home craft with contemporary design to create a vehicle to bring this art form back into play.


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1 Comment

  1. rory dodd April 29, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Thanks very much for the nice feature.
    See you next year in Milano or before in London this September.

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