Milan Furniture Fair

The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

There is a large carpentry shop in the High Security Prison in Spoleto, Italy where inmates build furniture for other correctional facilities. Cibic Workshop and Comodo (Comunicare Moltiplica Doveri)

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SCAD’s Furniture Design Students Show Off Their Best Work at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

SCAD’s Furniture Design Students Show Off Their Best Work at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Last week, students and alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) furniture design department presented their latest designs at the Salone Satellite during the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.

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Foodmade: Designers Turn Food Into a New Medium for Industrial Design

Foodmade: Designers Turn Food Into a New Medium for Industrial Design

A/R Studio considers bread to be the most essential of materials. They created Pain Brut, a nest and shelter for birds that doubles as a source of food. Design duo Lanzavecchia and Wai

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Willhelm Teller Upcycles Old Dishes Into Tiered Cake Plates

Willhelm Teller Upcycles Old Dishes Into Tiered Cake Plates

Young designer Wilhelm Teller took inspiration from his grandmother’s curio cabinet to create a line of creatively beautiful dishware. Scouring second-hand stores, the designer collected dozens of

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TOFU CHAIR – Leonardo Talarico’s Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu

TOFU CHAIR – Leonardo Talarico’s Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu

Vegetarians of the world rejoice — the world's first TOFU chair is here! Designed by Leonardo Talarico, the Tofu Chair lives up to its name and is made entirely from tasty soy bean curd. Using

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LightStructure: Ingo Maurer’s New Geometric LED Lamps Are Suspended by Power Rods

LightStructure: Ingo Maurer’s New Geometric LED Lamps Are Suspended by Power Rods

Ingo Maurer is a world-renowned creator of innovative and highly artistic lighting installations that use completely custom mechanisms, minimized connectors, and unexpected materials. His latest

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The Most Inventive Green Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

The Most Inventive Green Designs at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

A collective of designers working under the name of Slowd is collaborating with craftsmen to explore different, more sustainable ways to manufacture products. Nicola Dalla Costa worked with makers in

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Juan Soriano Blanco’s New Dimension Tiles Grace the Walls of The Milan Furniture Fair

Juan Soriano Blanco’s New Dimension Tiles Grace the Walls of The Milan Furniture Fair

The city of Milan, Italy is synonymous with high fashion and modern design. Adorning the walls of the this year's Milan Furniture Fair are Juan Soriano Blanco's New Dimension Tiles. These modular

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Edward Linacre’s Beautiful Honeycomb Nest Lamp Packs Flat to Ship

Edward Linacre’s Beautiful Honeycomb Nest Lamp Packs Flat to Ship

Edward Linacre's Nest Lamp is a beautiful flat-pack pendant light crafted from fast-growing bamboo veneer. The lamp's interlocking design is inspired by forms found in nature, such as the honeycomb

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Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

The 2013 Euroluce exhibition during Milan Design Week featured striking light installations that balance high technology with emotive aesthetics and intangibility with functionality. These might seem like

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Design Students Show Off Their Creative Prowess at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

Design Students Show Off Their Creative Prowess at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

These organic-shaped ceramic bowls are actually precise measuring cups, corresponding to commonly used volumes in cooking recipes. The shapes refer to the mound of spices found in markets. Salt is used as

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Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Rong in Chinese means melting and fusion. This notion is at the core of the ‘Handmade in Hangzhou’ exhibition. 13 designers have deconstructed the traditional crafts of Hangzhou and applied those in

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Maija Puoskari of Finland caught our eye with Terho and Tatti. Inspired by acorns, these ethereal LED lamps create a dream-like glow. The lamps are available as suspended pendants or table lamps, and are

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Zona Tortona Designers Experiment with Natural and Innovative Materials at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Designers Experiment with Natural and Innovative Materials at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Dutch lighting studio ROMI launched an innovative eco-pendant called 'Stockholm'. Designer Michiel van Mierlo created the modern shade from an innovative, 100% biodegradable mixture of natural materials

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Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013

Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013

Good vibes at the Fabbrica del Vapore, a creative hotspot, that seemed to be fully dedicated to green design this week. Tommaso Mancini presented the Ortobrick, a clay soil brick containing seeds

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IDI Studio’s Recycled Teak Roadies are for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Set

IDI Studio’s Recycled Teak Roadies are for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Set

IDI Studio’s new storage collection takes a cue from the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Their line of desks, wardrobes, shelving and wine racks borrow from the flight cases of touring bands. Called

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We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

Palermo-based designer Alfred von Escher of Studio247 reclaims old scaffolding and wood stock and recycles every single piece to create Leftover. Using nothing but the dismantled crates, the simple design

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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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