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Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

I'll begin with the installation Animal House, sponsored by Marni and exhibited at Viale Umbria 42. This big and luminous open space displayed different animal sculptures of metal and bright colored PVC,

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Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology. Here

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A New Take on Posy Rings: Floral Jewelry that Kids Can Create Themselves

A New Take on Posy Rings: Floral Jewelry that Kids Can Create Themselves

When you were a child, did you ever make rings out of dandelion stems, or weave flowers into a crown to wear? Nearly every kid on the planet will decorate themselves with blossoms at some point, and these

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Exquisite Stacked Lights Are Made From Repurposed Vintage Glassware and Tinted Resin

Exquisite Stacked Lights Are Made From Repurposed Vintage Glassware and Tinted Resin

To make their glazed lights Sander Wassink and Ma'ayan Pesach started by collecting all kinds of glassware from markets and second-hand shops in and around Eindhoven. Once they had a good variety of

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CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

The Hong Kong-based designer Hao Ruan fabricated CATable out of a solid piece of wood and hand carved a series of tunnels that run beneath a flat and function workspace. "A proper sized hole could be so

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Nico’s Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials

Nico’s Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials

Design by Nico recently showcased this cute set of interlocking Leaf Seats at Milan Design Week. As many as seven Leaf Seats can be connected together to serve a range of functions - from individual

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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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Open-Source Self-Replicating FoldaRap 3D Printer Prints Objects On the Go

Open-Source Self-Replicating FoldaRap 3D Printer Prints Objects On the Go

The FoldaRap open-source 3D printer can be folded to fit into your rucksack and prints objects on the go. French designer Emmanuel Gilloz developed the 140x140x140mm device over the course of seven months

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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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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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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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Torafu Architects’s Sparkling Raindrop Lights are Made From Recycled Fluorescent Bulbs

Torafu Architects’s Sparkling Raindrop Lights are Made From Recycled Fluorescent Bulbs

Torafu Architects collaborated with a glass artist for their latest design adventure. "Water Balloon" is a magical light installation made from 36 pendant lights shaped like raindrops. The handcrafted,

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DIY Perforated Paper Lamp Allows People to Make Their Own Creative Lighting Designs

DIY Perforated Paper Lamp Allows People to Make Their Own Creative Lighting Designs

This striking Take-Off lampshade allows people to make their own creative lighting designs. Fifti-Fifti uses a laser to create a fine pattern of perforated stitches in paper, which is easily attached to

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