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Best Green Designs From the Final Days of Milan Design Week

Best Green Designs From the Final Days of Milan Design Week

José Rodrigues de Araùjo's fabulous Bota Bandeira boots (displayed at the Brazilian exhibition) look like they could be worn by Oberon himself. Italian designer Giorgio Caporaso created this

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

The Experimental Vases designed by the Cray Collectivewere created in soft plastic moulds, which allows the material to steer the shape of the final piece. These were made of pigmented

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Iskos Berlin’s Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

Iskos Berlin’s Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

The Birth of Marilyn is a wavy felt lamp shade inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s famous wind-blown dress. Danish design duo Iskos Berlin made the lamp without the use of any glue or resin. Using a process

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A Second Peek at Milan Design Week’s Brera District

A Second Peek at Milan Design Week’s Brera District

  Alessandro Zambelli's "Afillia" light series is named after a botanical term referring to that which is leafless, but not lifeless. The lacy lights are handcrafted from Swiss pine and nylon

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Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

If you’re passionate about bespoke furniture, you can’t get any more personalized than Elliat Rich's Decennia Chair currently on show at Milan Design Week as part of ‘The Other Hemisphere’

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Weird ‘Well Proven’ Chairs Made With Wood Shavings Pop Up in Milan

Weird ‘Well Proven’ Chairs Made With Wood Shavings Pop Up in Milan

Dutch-Brit designer duo Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw have created a new material that looks like polystyrene foam but is made from timber waste instead. Their wonderful Well Proven Chairs and Stools

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STIK Chair Made From Bundles of Tightly Stacked Twigs Shows the Creative Power of Addition

STIK Chair Made From Bundles of Tightly Stacked Twigs Shows the Creative Power of Addition

STIK Chair is made from a bundle of precisely cut natural sticks tied together with cords. Designers Johan Jeppesen and Jesper Su Rosenmeier took some of the conventional binding techniques used in making

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Futuristic LED ‘Dragon’ Chandelier Lights Up With a Smartphone App

Futuristic LED ‘Dragon’ Chandelier Lights Up With a Smartphone App

Dragon is a unique light that needs the user's involvement and interaction to function. Thanks to its modular design, it can be arranged and re-arranged into 256 organic forms. It features six different

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Johanna Riedl’s Saw Dust Chair is Made From Its Own Waste

Johanna Riedl’s Saw Dust Chair is Made From Its Own Waste

Danish designer Johanna Riedl's Saw Dust Chair redefines waste minimization by reusing sawdust from its own manufacture to create a comfy cushion. Sawdust created while constructing the chair's wood frame

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Brera District Exhibits Designs for a Strong, Sustainable Future at Milan Design Week

Brera District Exhibits Designs for a Strong, Sustainable Future at Milan Design Week

Sweden-based designer Hampus Penttinen created his Svartskär chair out of the flotsam that washes up on the shore of Kosterhavet—Sweden's only national marine park. He used grafting techniques to bind

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Sustainable Design Shines at Milan Design Week’s Ventura Lambrate Exhibition

Sustainable Design Shines at Milan Design Week’s Ventura Lambrate Exhibition

Studio Makkink & Bey designed a cheese maker for Imperfect Design, which consists of 9 different elements crafted of wood, ceramics, copper, and iron, respectively. The designers worked with different

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MVRDV’s Colorful ‘Vertical Village’ Furnishings are Shaped Like Houses

MVRDV’s Colorful ‘Vertical Village’ Furnishings are Shaped Like Houses

Architects at MVRDV teamed up with the Belgian furniture label sixinch to design colorful furniture pieces that will speak to a more universal issue regarding city planning and residential architecture.

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Beth Lewis Williams’ Beautiful Lithophane Lamps Blend 3D Printing With 19th Century Craft

Beth Lewis Williams’ Beautiful Lithophane Lamps Blend 3D Printing With 19th Century Craft

Beth Lewis Williams revitalizes old design aesthetics through the use of contemporary technology. She takes inspiration from European lithophane ceramics, which draw upon techniques used in traditional

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Superstudio Più’s Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week

Superstudio Più’s Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week

Created by Anek Kul Thaweesup of Labrador Factory, "Mumi" is a handmade bag made of 100 percent paper fibers. Made in Thailand, the bag is light, handy,  can carry up to 6 kg and is totally

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TROCHET: Ateeq Upcycled Plastic Bag Furniture & Yoga Mats Empower Saudi Women

TROCHET: Ateeq Upcycled Plastic Bag Furniture & Yoga Mats Empower Saudi Women

Diana Rayyan is the amazing force behind Ateeq, an inspiring social organization in Saudi Arabia that makes all sorts of objects from old plastic bags. Called Trochet -- a combination of the words

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The Best Green Designs from Designjunction EDIT at Milan Design Week 2014

The Best Green Designs from Designjunction EDIT at Milan Design Week 2014

  Dent 200 is a whopping two-meter-wide chandelier in the shape of a truncated icosahedron, created in PVC and developed by designer Chak Dent for Innermost design. The white version of

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Nike’s Aerostatic Dome is World’s First Structure Supported Entirely by a Helium-Filled Canopy

Nike’s Aerostatic Dome is World’s First Structure Supported Entirely by a Helium-Filled Canopy

To celebrate the launch of the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM at this year's Milan Design Week, Nike teamed up with Arthur Huang, founder of upcycling company MINIWIZ, to create a stunning aerostatic dome

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Panasonic’s Sliding Nature Home ‘Breathes’ as it Shimmers With LEDs

Panasonic’s Sliding Nature Home ‘Breathes’ as it Shimmers With LEDs

Located at the University of Milan's Feeding New Ideas for the City exhibit, Sliding Nature is inspired by the harmony created when melding exterior and interior spaces. The traditional Japanese concept

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week

The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week

MaterialConnexion is a material library with the latest innovations for design schools, architects, and creatives to use for inspiration and exploration. It also includes a wide range of sustainable

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Marjan van Aubel’s Solar-Powered Current Table Uses Photosynthesis to Charge Your Gadgets

Marjan van Aubel’s Solar-Powered Current Table Uses Photosynthesis to Charge Your Gadgets

The table’s clear orange glass work surface rests on triangular wooden legs. Inside the glass panel is a dye-synthesized solar cell that creates energy using the same mechanism as plants-photosynthesis.

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Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week

Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week

Dezeen and Space Caviar, which is led by former Domus editor Joseph Grima, created a publication specially designed for those who suffer from the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Created for this year's Milan

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Makkink & Bey Builds Bizarre Cheese Maker Tower With Recycled Kitchen Materials to Empower Indian Women and Children

Makkink & Bey Builds Bizarre Cheese Maker Tower With Recycled Kitchen Materials to Empower Indian Women and Children

Dutch studio Makkink & Bey created a weird and wonderful Cheese Maker in close collaboration with craftsmen from India. The new imperfect design was inspired by a mix of Dutch cheese making and

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Fantasized: Belgian Designer Creates Livable Products Out of Discarded Fans

Fantasized: Belgian Designer Creates Livable Products Out of Discarded Fans

Belgian designer Sep Verboom partnered with social environmentalist Hon. Nida Cabrera to innovate the waste management in Cebu City. Old fans are purchased in Philippine junkshops and combined with

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Piuarch’s FlyingGarden Installation for Milan Features Mossy Japanese Kokedamas

Piuarch’s FlyingGarden Installation for Milan Features Mossy Japanese Kokedamas

Italians Piuarch and Cornelius Gavril are planing to fill a whole gallery space with suspended Japanese-style kokedamas. Made with moss as plant containers and designed for the upcoming Fuorisalone, the

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Richard Hutten’s Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Richard Hutten’s Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Dutch designer Richard Hutten just unveiled his new Layers Cloud Chair, which is set to debut at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. The chair is made entirely from Kvadrat's multicolored Divina fabric, and it

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New Photos Show ‘Bosco Verticale’ Vertical Forest Nearing Completion in Milan

New Photos Show ‘Bosco Verticale’ Vertical Forest Nearing Completion in Milan

At first glance it looked too fantastical to be real, but now the completion date for the world’s first vertical forest is drawing near. Located in Milan, Bosco Verticale is Boeri Studio’s answer to

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Researchers to Mimic Photosynthesis to Produce Zero Carbon Liquid Fuel

Researchers to Mimic Photosynthesis to Produce Zero Carbon Liquid Fuel

Image via Shutterstock Plants convert sunlight into energy every day - and researchers have long studied ways to replicate the process to develop renewable sources of fuel. Nate Lewis is a Chemistry

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘So Far’ Traces the Evolution of David Trubridge’s Nature-Inspired Designs

BOOK REVIEW: ‘So Far’ Traces the Evolution of David Trubridge’s Nature-Inspired Designs

Here at Inhabitat, we've been following New Zealand designer David Trubridge's career since we first spotted him at Milan Design Week years ago. As one of his country's most celebrated designers,

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Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon's new Cell Lights shine like dazzling geometric gemstones. Spotted earlier this year at Milan Design Week and again at the International Contemporary Furniture in New York, these gorgeous brass

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Dirk Vander Kooij Uses Waste Plastic from His 3D-Printed Chubby Chairs to Make Colorful Coat Hangers

Dirk Vander Kooij Uses Waste Plastic from His 3D-Printed Chubby Chairs to Make Colorful Coat Hangers

With a wall-size photograph of Fanuc watching over the booth, Vander Kooij’s Chubby Chairs were perched on shipping pallets at ICFF. Each chair is made from recycled plastic from refrigerators, ground

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