Milan Furniture Fair

Pega’s WindUp Chair Charges Your Smartphone as You Sit

Pega’s WindUp Chair Charges Your Smartphone as You Sit

Pega just unveiled a new WindUp Chair at Milan Design Week that charges your smartphone as you sit! Simply wind up the oversized clockwork mechanism incorporated in the chair’s wooden backrest and plug

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The Best Green Designs at Fiera Milano During the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs at Fiera Milano During the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Werner Aisslinger's Hemp Chair is made from over 75% hemp! Natural fibers, sustainable production processes and innovative technologies borrowed from the car-making industry are the pillars of the

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Fukusada and Pereira Unveil Multifunctional Bathroom Furniture at Milan Design Week 2013

Fukusada and Pereira Unveil Multifunctional Bathroom Furniture at Milan Design Week 2013

Japanese-Portuguese duo Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira used renewable Portuguese cork to create their 'Bug Collection' of multifunctional furniture, which is now on show at this year’s Milan Design

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Energetic Energies: Panasonic and Akihisa Hirata Unveil Solar-Powered Cityscape at Milan Design Week

Energetic Energies: Panasonic and Akihisa Hirata Unveil Solar-Powered Cityscape at Milan Design Week

The "Energetic Energies" installation continues to reexamine the way solar panels are deployed, drawing from last year's "Photosynthesis" exhibit, also designed in collaboration between Panasonic and

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MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013

MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013

Piet Hein Eek brought an immense amount of pieces, dating back to their founding in 1990. Piet Hein Eek is a company of 100 craftsmen located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Their business model treats waste

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Reinier de Jong’s ‘STEEL’ Folding Chair Is Actually Made from Old Broom Handles

Reinier de Jong’s ‘STEEL’ Folding Chair Is Actually Made from Old Broom Handles

Dutch architect and interior designer, Reinier de Jong’s ‘STEEL’ folding chair, is not made from the hard, resilient alloy as its name proclaims, but from reclaimed old broom handles, stained and

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Tom Dixon Debuts Exciting New Designs at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Tom Dixon Debuts Exciting New Designs at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Cell is a new set of geometrically-inspired lamps that mimic cellular growth. Each cell is made of polished brass, etched to filter the light rays, and cast captivating shadows onto nearby

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Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Take a look at “Screenings” as you wander, with news of material scarcity around the world, and a look into new urban luxuries inspired by an investigation of Canada’s North. “Upstairs”

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Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Students from The Cass London brought some refreshing products this year. Meital Tzabari from Israel has developed an interesting new material using fallen leaves. Re:Connect is a natural leaf composite

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Fukusada + Pereira’s Faro Eco-Fireplace Is Designed for Impromptu Gatherings

Fukusada + Pereira’s Faro Eco-Fireplace Is Designed for Impromptu Gatherings

Faro is a portable fireplace designed for bringing people together in a era saturated by technology. Made with clay, an iron frame and an EcoSmart ethanol burner, the piece was designed by Japanese

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Imperfect Design’s Beautiful Home Decor Combines Dutch Design and Traditional Craftsmanship

Imperfect Design’s Beautiful Home Decor Combines Dutch Design and Traditional Craftsmanship

From recycled glass vases from Guatemala to skillfully crafted lacquerware trays from Vietnam, the hand of the maker is always visible in the products of Imperfect Design. Dutch designers, such as Arian

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Combine: A Sustainable Dining Solution for Summer Picnics by Bold_A Design Company

Combine: A Sustainable Dining Solution for Summer Picnics by Bold_A Design Company

Summer is on its way, and what better time to get outdoors and enjoy a meal with friends? “Combine” your passions this summer, with an eco-friendly picnicking solution that is certain to add beauty

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Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

Steven Holl Architects has an incredible installation planned for Milan’s Interni Hybrid Architecture Exhibition. Called INVERSION, the installation consists of six void-cut limestone sculptures made

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From Slum to Salone: Designer Pepe Heykoop to Launch New Reclaimed Leather Candelabras at Milan Design Week

From Slum to Salone: Designer Pepe Heykoop to Launch New Reclaimed Leather Candelabras at Milan Design Week

Carrying a load of leather candelabras in his suitcase, Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop just got back from Mumbai, India. In the slums of the city, he worked with 15 craftswomen in creating signature leather

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Benjamin Hubert Turns Heads with His Stunning Cork ‘Float Light’ Fixtures

Benjamin Hubert Turns Heads with His Stunning Cork ‘Float Light’ Fixtures

Since launching his studio in 2009, London-based designer Benjamin Hubert has achieved widespread recognition and critical acclaim for his innovative use of materials and industrial design. Hubert

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Sampling Brings “Farming” into the City With Their Multi-Purpose Crocheted Furniture

Sampling Brings “Farming” into the City With Their Multi-Purpose Crocheted Furniture

Ever feel the need to escape the madness and get out of the city? If you can't hightail it out of town, “Farming” by the Latvia-based firm Sampling offers another way to find respite. This collection

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Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

DENNIS Design Center was asked to exhibit at the Milan Furniture Fair and they took over a space in a parking lot just outside of the entrance. The collective is focussed on showcasing design, encouraging

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Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

No matter how much we build, plants always seems to find a way to sprout up through the cracks of human civilization. Inspired by the constrast between the natural world and human culture, Riccardo

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Denis Drouet’s Colorful ‘Order in Chaos’ Table Encourages Play

Denis Drouet’s Colorful ‘Order in Chaos’ Table Encourages Play

Denis Drouet's colorful 'Order in Chaos' table aims to encourage play between children and adults. Children can hide under the table (as they love to do) and pull the strings, which creates a pattern on

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Solar Parasols Charge Laptops, Phones and Tablets While Providing Shade at Milan Design Week

Solar Parasols Charge Laptops, Phones and Tablets While Providing Shade at Milan Design Week

Ombrellone Solare recently unveiled two solar parasols at Fabbrica Del Vapore during this year’s Milan Design Week. Dubbed Eclipse and Kosmos, the designs saw great success, not only because of the

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Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery; an emergency kit packed with essentials for earthquake

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WikiHouse is a 3D-Printed Home That Uses Zero Bolts (Video)

WikiHouse is a 3D-Printed Home That Uses Zero Bolts (Video)

WikiHouse places emphasis on using locally-sourced materials in a design that is easy to construct so that just about anyone can build their own printed home. Notice that the designers at La Rinascente

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Swedish Students Showcase Designs for Children at ‘Play In Progress’ During Milan Design Week

Swedish Students Showcase Designs for Children at ‘Play In Progress’ During Milan Design Week

Designed by Jessica Arosenius for both adults and children to use together, the Block.210 is a cool coffee-table with a surface packed full of building blocks. Johanna Larsson's cool table

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Rubbish Becomes a Crafty Design with the Lampada Metro by Arcangelo Favata

Rubbish Becomes a Crafty Design with the Lampada Metro by Arcangelo Favata

Rubbish becomes a cool new design with the Lampada Metro by  Sicilian artist Arcangelo Favata -- aka Alicucio. The contemporary lamp was on display at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, and features the

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Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

'A lamp within a log' is the cool idea behind Marco Stefanelli's gorgeous Brecce (Breaches) Collection, which debuted at this year's Milan Furniture Fair Cascina Cuccagna show. A combination of light,

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Poznan Is a Sunny Outdoor Bench That’s Also a Sleek Solar Charging Station

Poznan Is a Sunny Outdoor Bench That’s Also a Sleek Solar Charging Station

Wouldn't it be great if you could charge your gadgets while waiting for the bus or relaxing on a bench? Magdalena Czapiewska, Karol Murlak and Zuzanna Lemieszek of Design lab, have taken this thought

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Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

Griet Boucique Designs an Alternative Playground That Uses Textile Scraps

  Alternative Playground may simply look like colorful and cushy blobs piled up in a corner, but this new project by Griet Boucique explores the potential of the trash dump as a play

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Pinwu’s Bamboo Paper Tié Chair Scores Salone Satellite Design Report Award

Pinwu’s Bamboo Paper Tié Chair Scores Salone Satellite Design Report Award

Last week Pinwu became the first Chinese design team to win a Salone Satellite Design Report Award. Zhang Lei, Christoph John and Jovana Bogdanovic's winning collection is made from natural and

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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NBT Studio’s Ambihive is a LED Lamp and Sound System Packed Into a Single Cardboard Wall Fixture

NBT Studio’s Ambihive is a LED Lamp and Sound System Packed Into a Single Cardboard Wall Fixture

Cardboard becomes a sleek and modern material choice with NBT Studio's AmbiHive, an ambient wall light and high-tech speaker all-in-one. Made from sustainable Inverted Corrugated Board (ICB), the

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