Milan Furniture Fair

Emeco Unveils Navy Chair Made of 111 Recycled Coke Bottles

Emeco Unveils Navy Chair Made of 111 Recycled Coke Bottles

Emeco’s Navy Chair is a design classic known for it’s iconic curves and lightweight aluminum properties. In an eco-improvement upon this classic design, the company collaborated with Coca Cola to

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Disney Unveils Eco-Chair for Adults That Looks Like It’s for Kids

Disney Unveils Eco-Chair for Adults That Looks Like It’s for Kids

Kiddie Co. Walt Disney is launching a line of upscale furniture at the Milan Design Fair in Italy this week. Disney teamed up with Italian furniture makers Cappellini to create a fancy "adult lifestyle

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Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan

Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan

The international design community has been buzzing about Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka's new shape-shifting chair, due to debut in Milan Design Fair this week.  Made of recycled aluminum, the

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Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Claesson Koivisto Rune are set to unveil a new lamp made almost entirely from paper pulp at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed DuraPulp, the lamp's material is totally renewable and was conceived

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Patchwork Cupboard is a Stunning Example of Modern Day Craftsmanship

Patchwork Cupboard is a Stunning Example of Modern Day Craftsmanship

Here's a stunning sneak-peak into the Milan Furniture Fair: designer Robi Renzi of RenziVivian will exhibit a furniture collection that turns the compiling of salvaged scrap wood into intricate

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Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Why construct furnishings and housewares from scratch when we can grow them from the ground up? As a preview to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has unveiled a

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Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Hey Milan Design Fair fans! The Milan Design Fair is coming up quick from April 14th-19th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados to cover this year's event!

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you guessed

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Kinetic Prayer Wheels Transform Prayers Into Energy

Kinetic Prayer Wheels Transform Prayers Into Energy

Every year millions of tourists and locals descend upon Tibet’s temples and spin the prayer wheels contained inside. If the mechanical energy generated by the movement of these spinning wheels could be

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Milan 2009: Objecthood One-Cut Modular Felt Stools

Milan 2009: Objecthood One-Cut Modular Felt Stools

One of our favorite finds at this year's Milan Furniture Fair were these beautiful modular felt One Cut stools by Swedish designer Britta Teleman. Each one is composed of a stack of matching pieces of

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Paper meets PLA in the Parapu Chair

Paper meets PLA in the Parapu Chair

The Parapu chair by the Swedish architecture studio Claesson Koivisto Rune was certainly one of the most cheerful green designs of Zona Tortona 2009. The trio designed a children’s chair made with

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Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

At Milan’s Furniture Fair 2009, the Designersblock show was definitely not to be missed. It's a world tour of design that showcases not only the freshest, newest designers but also a wide variety of

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Milan 2009: 2000 Watt Living by GFRY Studio

Milan 2009: 2000 Watt Living by GFRY Studio

The GFRY Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago presented their “2000 Watt Living” project at this year's Milan Furniture Fair. The ultimate goal of their initiative is to reduce the

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Milan 2009: PunkAlive Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Milan 2009: PunkAlive Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Where can one go to find breathtaking landscapes, artistic scenery and people with unique character? Punkaharju, Finland is one place, and PunkAlive goes to great measures to incorporate these qualities

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Moss Carpet Grows in the Heart of Your Home

Moss Carpet Grows in the Heart of Your Home

Among all the great green designs discovered at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair, this beautiful biodegradable moss planter at the Tokyo Fiber Sensware exhibition definitely stood out. Japan-based flower

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Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

We saw quite a few environmentally-conscious trends at the Milan Furniture Fair's bi-annual showcase of lighting products, Euroluce. With energy use in mind, LEDs showed up from almost every company. As

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Tono 8 All-Natural Cork Building Blocks

Tono 8 All-Natural Cork Building Blocks

We found these awesome cork building blocks at the Milan Furniture Fair this week and love their simple and beautiful look. Designed by Tetsuo Tonouchi with safety and fun in mind, these lightweight

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Milan 2009: Philips Debuts Ledino Lighting Collection

Milan 2009: Philips Debuts Ledino Lighting Collection

As part of the Euroluce exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair, Royal Philips Electronics showcased a wide range of cutting edge LED lighting products. Our favorite designs on display were part of their

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Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Claudio Fiumicelli really knows how to light up a room! The Studiodsgn artist presented his futuristic C60 LED modular lighting unit at the Zona Tortona design event to critical acclaim. Resembling an

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MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

Zona Tortona is regarded as a sister show, or “satellite exhibit,” to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile; however, it was at Zona Tortona that I found some of the most innovative and forward-moving

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KARTON ART DESIGN: Cardboard Furniture

KARTON ART DESIGN: Cardboard Furniture

We've seen quite a bit of experimentation with cardboard on Inhabitat, but Hungarian husband & wife team Edith Szilvasy (formerly an artist) and Andras (Andrew) Balogh (a carpenter) have taken

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ChunWei Liao Elevates Common Cardboard to Design

ChunWei Liao Elevates Common Cardboard to Design

At Milan’s 2009 furniture fair, Designersblock did not depart from its habit of showing the very best in fresh new design, and ChunWei Liao's Transformer furniture and lighting collection is the perfect

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Planter Wall Tiles Breathe Life into a Room—Literally

Planter Wall Tiles Breathe Life into a Room—Literally

Made from recycled materials, Maruja Fuentes’ green pockets give new meaning to the term “houseplant.” Spotted at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair, the super-cool ceramic tiles attach to any wall to

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MILAN 2009: The Best of Green Design

MILAN 2009: The Best of Green Design

The 2009 Milan Furniture Fair showcased an incredible assortment of furnishings, lighting, and housewares from all over the world, ranging from the well-established designers showcased in the main

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Milan 2009: Interni Design Energies

Milan 2009: Interni Design Energies

The Interni Design Energies exhibition at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair doesn't open at twilight for no reason. Indeed the exhibition, which features renewable energy–themed installations from designers

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Toby Sanders Lights Up Milan with Beach Ball Lamps

Toby Sanders Lights Up Milan with Beach Ball Lamps

Some of the most exciting discoveries from the Milan Furniture Fair 2009 can be seen at the Designersblock show, an exhibition of some of the edgiest experiments in modern design. That's where Toby

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Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen

Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen

The rules of kitchen design have just changed. Whirlpool and Elmar recently debuted the kitchen of the future at the Milan Furniture Fair, and it's energy efficient, eco-friendly, and interconnected.

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MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards

MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards

The Well-Tech Awards are one of our favorite annual exhibitions at the Milan Furniture Fair, showcasing an assortment of innovative projects that push forward the realm of green design. The year's

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MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

Each year the Designersblock show at the Milan Furniture Fair brings together an incredible assortment of designs by a diverse range of designers, and their 2009 offerings did not disappoint. At this

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Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Looking for fun, modern furniture for the little ones in your life? We just spotted Spanish kids furniture designers Ninetonine at the Milan Furniture Fair, and we are as excited as kids in a candy store

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