Milan Furniture Fair

The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

Would you like a 'throne' of your own, or perhaps a fluffy picnic space? Lichtbed is an experimental project by architecture practice 51n4e and textile designers Chevalier-Masson and Julie Vandenbroucke.

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his “Satellite” floor lamp is a beautiful

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The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

Ento by Julene Aguirre, Jacky Chung, Aran Dasan and Jonathan Fraser from RCA, is a project investigating the nutritional value of eating of insects. The project examines and how they are processed in

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The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

Gufram uses soft polyurethane, brightly coloured with washable, non-toxic dyes, to create the most unusual designs. Inspired by traditional car air fresheners, “Déjeuner sur l’arbre” can be used as

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Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

The Greenhouse to Go consists of a somewhat tall glass greenhouse with a soil base for planting. Leather straps wrap around the structure for security and a handle makes toting around the piece as simple

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Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

3.0 is a stool developed by nuup. The piece employs a life cycle assessment, and features only three wood components for a smart structure that makes no waste during production. The stool can be

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The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

Super-Elastica is a natural rattan armchair which owes its name to the extraordinarily elastic material, which enables it to adapt to the shape of whoever sits in it, and to return to its original shape

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Green Design Takes Center Stage at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Green Design Takes Center Stage at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Chrono Shredder by Susanna Hertich is intended not only to mark the passage of time, but also to encourage the viewer to break free from accustomed perspectives on everyday life. Wrap is

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The Best Green Designs From Cascina Cuccagna During Milan Design Week

The Best Green Designs From Cascina Cuccagna During Milan Design Week

These beautiful Plinio Lamps are made with FSC wood and assembled without a drop of glue. The mission of ‘Plinio il Giovane’ (Plinio, the young) is to design sustainable pieces of furniture that last

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Sandra Cabello’s Cardboard Wall Stores Everything from Brooms to Coffee Cups

Sandra Cabello’s Cardboard Wall Stores Everything from Brooms to Coffee Cups

At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, IED Barcelona and Madrid showcased student work that stood out for their social impact and eco-friendly materials. Sandra Cabello's cardboard storage was one the star

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Herb2 from FABRIKAAT Is an Innovative Indoor Vertical Garden Wall

Herb2 from FABRIKAAT Is an Innovative Indoor Vertical Garden Wall

Designed for urban homes that are short on gardening space, the Herb² is a transformable partition wall that can can bring succulents to any room in a modern and stylish way. Exhibited at the FABRIKAAT

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Brick Biotope at FABRIKAAT: Bricks That Double as Bird Habitats Showcased in Milan

Brick Biotope at FABRIKAAT: Bricks That Double as Bird Habitats Showcased in Milan

Compelled by the disappearance of house sparrows due to the depletion of their natural environment, students Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose designed Brick Biotope, a set of bricks that doubles as a

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Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Inhabitat recently caught a glimpse of Pepe Heykoop’s patchwork Skin Collection at the Milan Furniture Fair. The furniture and housewares collection is stitched from rough, black leather pieces that

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Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Vicky”,

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IKEA Unveils Cheapo Digital Camera Made of Cardboard

IKEA Unveils Cheapo Digital Camera Made of Cardboard

During this year's Milan Design Week Swedish furniture maker IKEA rolled out a bunch of bright-colored tables, chairs, and other pieces of furniture. But perhaps the most interesting product

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Bernotat’s “Chair Wear” Line Gives Old Furnishings a New Wardrobe

Bernotat’s “Chair Wear” Line Gives Old Furnishings a New Wardrobe

Is your fusty old furniture in need of a makeover? Then check out Bernotat & Co‘s brilliant line of “Chair Wear”, which transforms disused furniture into colorful, modern pieces.

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Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Remember when your parents scolded you for scribbling on the furniture? You won't have that problem with Lin Yu-Nung's playful 'Inside Out Lamp', which actually encourages kids (and adults) to draw all

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger Creates Chairs from Living Trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of having them

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Designers Create Luxury Furnishings from Recycled Waste for Italy’s Torre Coccaro 5-Star Hotel

Designers Create Luxury Furnishings from Recycled Waste for Italy’s Torre Coccaro 5-Star Hotel

Dutch artist Johan Peter Hol chose to re-use old, broken crockery, mounted onto a cardboard structure, to create an ornamental decoration. Savino Corvasce created an entire furniture collection by

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From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang is a design collective based in China that applies local paper making techniques to furniture design. During this year's Milan Design Week they unveiled their Gú Chair, which is molded from

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Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Danish designer Louise Campbell's intricate Papercuts series of paper lamps really shined during Milan Design Week. Folded from paper just like origami and then sliced with delicate cutouts, the

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Pension Fur Produkte’s Recycled Paper Honey Lamp Glows Like a Hive

Pension Fur Produkte’s Recycled Paper Honey Lamp Glows Like a Hive

Hamburg-based company PENSION FÜR PRODUKTE has been turning out innovative paper pendant lamps since last year. They recently debuted their latest lamp at the Milan Furniture Fair, which takes a cue from

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Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta Material showed people at this year’s Milan Design Week that just because you want to breathe clean air does not mean you have to use a clunky and industrial-looking contraption to do the

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Tapepot: Pepe Heykoop Fuses Vintage Teapots Together to Create Brand New Tableware

Tapepot: Pepe Heykoop Fuses Vintage Teapots Together to Create Brand New Tableware

Designer Pepe Heykoop fused two ceramic tea pots together to create the Tapepot - a vessel with two spouts and two chambers that can serve several guests at the same time. The mold for the Tapepot was

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Pepe Heykoop’s Leather Loops Stools Entice at the Milan Furniture Fair

Pepe Heykoop’s Leather Loops Stools Entice at the Milan Furniture Fair

Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop transforms the disused into the exquisite with his Leather Loops stools. Using remnant leather collected from the furniture industry, Heykoop has created a line of furniture

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Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

Sapore dei Mobili: Designers Serve up Bite-Sized Furniture Cakes During Milan Design Week

The pair whipped up the home-baked morsels in their own custom-built pan, drawing on their own respective nationalities (Japan and Portugal) - to combine a traditional Japanese 'baby castella' cake maker

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