Milan Furniture Fair

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

Tip Ton is a chair designed by London’s BarberOsgerby for Vitra that converges sustainability and ergonomics into a new chair typology. Presented at the Milan Furniture Fair, this simple design

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A4A Design Showcases Its Amazing Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Sculptures in Milan

A4A Design Showcases Its Amazing Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Sculptures in Milan

A4A Design's honeycombed furniture has also been showcased at the Lumina pop-up store in corso Garibaldi 127 alongside Foster+Partners' new LED FLO lamp series featured here last week. Both the fauna and

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Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Designer Jovana Chris Lei has unveiled a set of beautiful paper chairs at the Salone Satellite Show at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Future Tradition”, the collection is inspired by the

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Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designer Tim Wigmore from New Zealand’s designtree is presenting an intelligent way to use discarded materials and industrial off-cuts in combination with 100% recycled aluminum during this

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BCXSY Showcases Rugs Woven By Bedouin Women from Locally Sourced Wool

BCXSY Showcases Rugs Woven By Bedouin Women from Locally Sourced Wool

The Bedouin tribe have survived the harsh conditions of the Negev desert in Israel for hundreds of years. Recently, though, they have been displaced by encroaching development. BCXSY's project enables the

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Mouse Mates Is a Playful Hanging Gauntlet Designed for Mice

Mouse Mates Is a Playful Hanging Gauntlet Designed for Mice

When little hairy rodents enter our living spaces a unique tension arises; a mouse in a cage is a friend, whereas a mouse found sneaking around kitchen cabinets is considered a pest. Fascinated by this

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Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Debuting at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch designer piet hein eek's reclaimed steel tube furniture is a simple design that activates negative space by joining hollow tubes. The old pipes used

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PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

On show this week at the Milan Furniture Fair are PEGA consulting group’s remarkable prototypes made with their new and revolutionary biodegradable, recyclable and reusable material. Able to be

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Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

Make Your Own Cardboard World With the Amazing COOLS Kit

COOLS Kit is not a new piece of crazy-shaped furniture or recycled cardboard household object - it's an amazing set of hand-tools with connectors meant for building just about anything you can imagine! On

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VELVE: Mitsubishi and Verbatim Announce World’s First Commercial Color Changing OLED Panels

VELVE: Mitsubishi and Verbatim Announce World’s First Commercial Color Changing OLED Panels

The world's first commercial color changing OLED lighting panels, called VELVE, are now available from Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Group and Verbatim - and they're full of eye-popping fun! The companies

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Pinha: A Cute Cork Lamp That You Can Personalize with a Pin

Pinha: A Cute Cork Lamp That You Can Personalize with a Pin

One of the most overlooked ways to make a product sustainable is making it easy to customize and update according to the moods of the consumer. We think Raw Edges did just that with their Pinha, a simple

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Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Today Inhabitat favorite Foster + Partners announced their bold move in the lighting realm with their eco-friendly and elegant FLO lamps. Debuting at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new reading lamps

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Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Precious Waste: Plastic Shopping Bags Recycled Into a New Durable Textile

Even if you bring your own fabric bag when picking up your weekly groceries, plastic shopping bags are difficult to avoid and are a huge environmental problem. They could be recycled to avoid using

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Underpartner’s Clever Seats Create Chairs in Any Public Space

Underpartner’s Clever Seats Create Chairs in Any Public Space

Wouldn’t it be great to have a comfortable seat handy at any time, in any public space? The designers at Austria’s Underpartner have come up with just such a simple, lightweight chair that lets you

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Catellani & Smith’s Modern LED Fixture Is Featherlight and Eco-Friendly

Catellani & Smith’s Modern LED Fixture Is Featherlight and Eco-Friendly

Catellani & Smith continue to add to their sleek lighting collection, this time with the Giulietta, a new lamp which made its debut at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. An innovative and modern

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Designtree’s Recycled Ledge Lamp Creates a Space to Showcase Your Books

Designtree’s Recycled Ledge Lamp Creates a Space to Showcase Your Books

Just in time for the Milan Furniture Fair, Designtree's Tim Wigmore has unveiled a multifunctional lamp constructed from recycled shot-blasted aluminum and vibrant plastic panel scraps. Dubbed the Ledge,

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Diederik Schneemann’s Artpieces Made of Flip Flops Burst with Color and Energy

Diederik Schneemann’s Artpieces Made of Flip Flops Burst with Color and Energy

You might think that the life of your flip-flop is over once the strap snaps, but Rotterdam-based designer Diederik Schneemann knows better. He gathers flip-flops that have traveled far and wide before

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Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd has created a spectacular interactive installation of energy efficient, emotion-reading lights for the Salone del Mobile 2011 exhibition in Milan. Designed by Ferruccio

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Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Heads up Milan Furniture Fair fans and Europe-based writers! The Milan Furniture Fair kicks off next week from April 12th-17th and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers to report on

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Element Flatpack Shelving System Unfolds from a Single Sheet of Aluminum

Element Flatpack Shelving System Unfolds from a Single Sheet of Aluminum

A functional flatpack shelving system set to unfold at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, this recyclable design by the Parisian duo of NOCC is a practical DIY storage unit that can be built in a variety

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Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

It's clear that designer Rebecca Asquith was inspired by the beauty of a beehive when she designed the aptly named Nectar hanging lamp that will debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week. Made of 100%

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Vanja Bazdulj Turns Wool Sheets Into Unexpected Furniture Forms

Vanja Bazdulj Turns Wool Sheets Into Unexpected Furniture Forms

This year Vanja Bazdulj will be debuting her new collection of Rough & Ready chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair. Inspired by the reuse of existing materials, Bazdulj's designs make the most of the

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Base Lamp by Designtree Highlights the Elegance of Discarded Signage

Base Lamp by Designtree Highlights the Elegance of Discarded Signage

We've been spying a number of illuminating designs ready to make their debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week, among them is this elegant new lamp from Designtree. Designed by Tim Wigmore, the Base

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Recycled Bottle Lamps Turn Dumpster Plastic into Stunning Lights

Recycled Bottle Lamps Turn Dumpster Plastic into Stunning Lights

The last time we heard from eco-designer Sarah Turner she was showing her recycled Drinks Bottle Lighting at the Ideal Home Show in London. Since then, Sarah’s designs have gone big-time and can now be

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Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

There’s no reason to let your couch kick your butt into an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Designed for Italian furniture manufacturer Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s “Champ” lets you show your sofa

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Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity. The fluid web of piping

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Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Milan 2010: Best Green Designs from Eurocucina and Salone del Bagno

Electrolux has a strong showing this year with an array of sleek and functional appliances. This wall hung washing machine does only a small load, but uses a very minimal amount of water (I believe it is

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Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

These days it’s hard to deny that global warming is melting away our precious glaciers, and, sadly, the animals living in the polar regions are the ones that are suffering most.  Using this dire fact

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Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture

Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture

UK-based Lazerian Studio transforms simple sheets of recycled cardboard into beautiful furnishings, giving the material a new lease of life. A collaboration between furniture designer Liam Hopkins and

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Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Milan’s Superstudio Piu is known for showcasing some of the coolest designs in the city year after year, and 2010’s display was no different. One piece in particular that caught the eye of one our

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