Milan Furniture Fair

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 CNC-Milled Home That Uses Zero Bolts (Video)

WikiHouse is a CNC-Milled 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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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 object made from

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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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45 Women Unveil Amazing LEGO Buildings at VisionLab’s PINKVISION Exhibit in Milan

45 Women Unveil Amazing LEGO Buildings at VisionLab’s PINKVISION Exhibit in Milan

LEGO is described in the project as "a game for everyone." As we've seen in other instances, in addition to this exhibit, the block is being used as an interesting medium for professionals to explore new

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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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“We are what we eat!” Cooks Up Organic Food In an Eco Kitchen at the Milan Furniture Fair

“We are what we eat!” Cooks Up Organic Food In an Eco Kitchen at the Milan Furniture Fair

Here gym weights are used as castors for this colourful table called "Orto in Cucina" (kitchen garden). Made from old wooden pieces - in addition to the weights - the center of the tabletop is fitted a

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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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RCA Students Look Towards Sustainability to Design a Green ‘Paradise’ at the Milan Furniture Fair

RCA Students Look Towards Sustainability to Design a Green ‘Paradise’ at the Milan Furniture Fair

Time Shop by Livia Lima is a pop up art and design store where you buy objects with time rather than money. The installation raises "pertinent questions regarding the urgent redesign of our current

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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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