Jon Dioffa

MILAN 2008: Designersblock Show

by , 04/21/08

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Starting last week on April 16th, Milan Design Week, the world’s biggest contemporary furniture event, has drawn to a close, but we still have lots of pics and coverage yet to come! The memories of brilliant Milanese sunshine seem so distant now, with steady rain all day festival goers are starting to wear down after a few too many parties! Nevertheless, your Inhabitants are stopping off for extra espressos every day, to ensure that you get your daily design fix! We attended Designersblock over the weekend, and here were some of our favorite designs.


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First up at Designersblock, designer Mattia Frongia presents his Handl-EGGS with care lamp. Handmade from the original packaging of eggs, Frongia has used real eggs as the light bulbs.

Milan, Designersblock, Italy, Salone, 2008, Bruno Munari, Vahakn Matossian, Woodloops, Matthias Froböse, Thomas Antonetti, Vahakn Matossian’s snowboard binding belt

From the designer who brought us the Electrici-tree last year, Vahakn Matossian gave Inhabitat a sneak preview of his new product still in it’s test stage – a belt made from rubber tubing and discarded snowboard bindings. Vahakn is already getting a lot of interest from friends into extreme sporting due to the belt’s unique flexible features.

Milan, Designersblock, Italy, Salone, 2008, Bruno Munari, Vahakn Matossian, Woodloops, Matthias Froböse, Thomas Antonetti, Woodloop’s Klammer Frei at Designersblock

FSC Certified company Woodloops have launched their cube, bloxx, jones and brancusi products at Designersblock this year. Image of clothespeg USB stick.

Milan, Designersblock, Italy, Salone, 2008, Bruno Munari, Vahakn Matossian, Woodloops, Matthias Froböse, Thomas Antonetti, Private Circle’s Clothes Lamps at Designersblock

Private Circle’s Clothes Lamps – made from reappropriated old undergarments – were launched last year at Milan, but we couldn’t resist posting an image of the product in situ, making an appearance again this year.

Matthias Froböse’s lights

Berlin designer, Matthias Froböse’s porcelain lights.

Thomas Antonetti’s Replica Light

Thomas Antonetti’s Replica light only takes eco light bulbs.

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4 Comments

  1. sissa April 22, 2008 at 9:44 am

    egg style won on my own! best greatings to Mattia Frongia and its total design, so naturally cool. Yo!

  2. sissa April 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

    egg style won on my own! Best greatings to Mattia Frongia with his italian design that’s movin’hi and so natural!!!

  3. mattiafrongia April 22, 2008 at 7:32 am

    plz change the name

  4. mattiafrongia April 22, 2008 at 6:41 am

    there was a mistake handl eggs with care is not by bruno munari..it’s by mattia frongia

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