Milan Furniture Fair

LIVING LOUNGE CHAIR: Crazy Krejci’s Eco Ball Garden Chair

LIVING LOUNGE CHAIR: Crazy Krejci’s Eco Ball Garden Chair

Being the Dutch design aficionados that we are, we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of playful Dutch design, especially when it’s as sustainable and delightful as Krejci's ‘Let’s Grow Some

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LIFESAVER: World’s First Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

LIFESAVER: World’s First Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

Over the years, Milan has evolved from merely hosting a furniture fair every spring to having almost every street taken over by all types of innovative design every April. This year, sustainable design

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Sunplant photovoltaic foliage on display in Milan

Sunplant photovoltaic foliage on display in Milan

Clearly a design better suited to sunny Italy than our native London, Toshiyuki Kita’s Sunplant, which we spotted in Milan this year, is an elaborate outdoor energy installation that fuses art with

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MILAN 2008: Reclaimed Furniture by WIS Design

MILAN 2008: Reclaimed Furniture by WIS Design

WIS Design's Decades chest of drawers stopped us dead in our tracks at Salone Satellite. Dramatically positioned before a hot pink background, its combination of drawers were selectively rescued from

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MILAN 2008: Antonio Citterio’s Architectural Lace

MILAN 2008: Antonio Citterio’s Architectural Lace

One of the subtler but more beautiful designs that we saw at the Milan 2008 Greenenergy Design show was Antonio Citterio’s ‘Lace’: tiled architectural cladding that’s designed for user wellbeing

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SEAWEED LAMPS! Julia Lohmann’s Kelp Constructs

SEAWEED LAMPS! Julia Lohmann’s Kelp Constructs

We are enchanted by Kelp Constructs, the new work from UK-based designer Julia Lohmann who has been experimenting with kelp, and exploring its potential as a sustainable material. Following an artistic

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VOTE NOW! Stellar Student Design at Milan 2008

VOTE NOW! Stellar Student Design at Milan 2008

The Salone Satellite, an event featuring young talent, is probably one of the most exciting sections of the Milan Furniture Fair. It features some of the most inventive prototypes and pieces, and is a

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NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

NO MORE GAS Personal Electric Vehicle

With a name like ‘No More Gas’, you can bet that this cute little personal electric vehicle is as good to the environment as it is to the user. Its size, weight and fuel make it much better for the

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ECO FRANKEN FURNITURE: Jetske de Groot Multiple Family

ECO FRANKEN FURNITURE: Jetske de Groot Multiple Family

We never thought the Frankenstein approach would work for eco-design, but Dutch designer Jetske de Groot shows that it works beautifully. A refreshing change to all the super-slick design at the Milan

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MILAN 2008: Green Design Highlights from Milan

MILAN 2008: Green Design Highlights from Milan

We've covered many of our favorite designs from Milan Design Week 2008 this past week, but there was lots of intriguing eco design that we still haven't touched on yet: Steven Burks' eco-minded

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Milan 2008: Best of the Well-Tech Awards

Milan 2008: Best of the Well-Tech Awards

One of our favorite stops during Milan Design Week, last week, was at the Well-Tech Exhibition, where we found the Well-Tech organization's mission in full green design form. Founded to encourage design

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MILAN 2008: Moroso’s Bouquet Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

MILAN 2008: Moroso’s Bouquet Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

The recent furniture fair in Milan has certainly made us appreciate how some of the simplest furniture pieces, like chairs, can be reinterpreted in any number of ways. Tokujin Yoshioka's Bouquet chair,

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MILAN 2008: David Trubridge Spiral Island Collection

MILAN 2008: David Trubridge Spiral Island Collection

David Trubridge, one of New Zealand's most celebrated green designers, reincarnates natural forms as light fixtures and seating in his latest work, which he presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile

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MILAN 2008: Droog Design ‘A Touch of Green’

MILAN 2008: Droog Design ‘A Touch of Green’

Celebrated Dutch design collective Droog Design pushed green design ideas to the forefront this year with their 'A Touch of Green' presentation in Milan. Echoing this Inhabitant's focus on the boundaries

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MILAN 2008: Photoreactive Sun Canopy by Christoph Klemmt

MILAN 2008: Photoreactive Sun Canopy by Christoph Klemmt

Visitors to this year's Salone del Mobile were in for a treat when they strolled through Zona Tortona into a quaint, Italian courtyard on Milan's Via Borgospesso to encounter Christoph Klemmt's stunning

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MILAN 2008: FUORI SALONE in Zona Tortona

MILAN 2008: FUORI SALONE in Zona Tortona

With blue skies and sunshine to greet us, this past weekend in Milan took us to the Zona Tortona, an area in Milan outside the fair. We started the Zona Tortona journey with a brilliant, blue,

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MILAN 2008: Designersblock Show

MILAN 2008: Designersblock Show

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

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MILAN 2008: Highlights from Greenergy Design

MILAN 2008: Highlights from Greenergy Design

The Greenergy Design exhibition, at Cortili dell'Universita degli Studi di Milano, is just the kind of thing us Inhabitants live for. As the title suggests, all of the designs on display had

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MILAN 2008: Stephan Siepermann’s Leaft Lamp

MILAN 2008: Stephan Siepermann’s Leaft Lamp

The first day of Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile was an exciting affair that showcased some of the the finest names in sustainable design. We were particularly captivated by the soft atmospheric

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MILAN 2008: Highlights from Salone Satellite

MILAN 2008: Highlights from Salone Satellite

The entrance to this year's Salone Satellite show welcomed all with a huge sign commanding 'Go Green!'. A positive start, although we were surprised to hear that the 'green' theme was a last minute

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Loop LED Desk Lamp by TRØKK16

Loop LED Desk Lamp by TRØKK16

Award-winning Norwegian design house TRØKK16 will be exhibiting their latest designs at this year’s Milan International Furniture Fair , but before we unveil their latest works, we’d like to

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MILAN 2008: Highlights from Salone Day One

MILAN 2008: Highlights from Salone Day One

We had an exciting first day here at the Milan Furniture Fair, there's been so much to feast our eyes upon! We hit the main Salone buildings today to see how mainstream design is reacting to the growing

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MILAN 2008: TRØKK16 Frøy Chair

MILAN 2008: TRØKK16 Frøy Chair

TRØKK16 are turning heads left and right at this year's Milan Furniture Fair with an elegantly engineered line of prototypes including the graceful Frøy Chair. A modern update on the side chair, it

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MILAN 2008: Artek Stool 60 Turns 75

MILAN 2008: Artek Stool 60 Turns 75

Finnish modernist furniture company Artek has long been known for their timeless, innovative and eco-minded designs. At Milan 2008, Artek is celebrating their sustainable ideology and the 75th anniversary

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MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

The arrival of Salone Internazionale del Mobile marks not only the official start of spring in the design world, but also an inspiring cross-pollination of fresh ideas related to innovative furniture,

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MILAN SHOW STARTS TODAY – Inhabitat is in Milan!

MILAN SHOW STARTS TODAY – Inhabitat is in Milan!

Salone Internazionale del Mobile kicks off today and Inhabitat is on the scene in Milan, Italy! We've got three Inhabitants at this year's International Furniture Fair to scope out the greenest designs at

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INHABITAT IS HEADED TO MILAN!

INHABITAT IS HEADED TO MILAN!

The world's most prestigious furniture fair, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, in Milan, Italy, starts in two days! And we've got three Inhabitat correspondents on their way to Milan to scope out the

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MILAN PREVIEW: Light Emitting Wallpaper by Jonas Samon

MILAN PREVIEW: Light Emitting Wallpaper by Jonas Samon

With alternative lighting solutions becoming a typical consideration in sustainable interior design, Jonas Samson’s illuminated wallpaper is set to take the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and its

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MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf

MILAN SALONE PREVIEW: Ryan Frank Zig Bamboo Shelf

What better way to kick off our Milan Furniture Fair countdown than with our favorite 'free-range' furniture designer Ryan Frank. Frank's modular bamboo creation, dubbed 'Zig', is just one of many designs

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Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavillion made from recycled labels

Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavillion made from recycled labels

Finnish company Artek is no stranger to innovative, eco-conscious design. Pioneered in 1935 by legendary Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, Artek’s design philosophy has always been about

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