Milan Furniture Fair

Field Eco Art Exhibit Features 500 Shoes with Living Green Laces

Field Eco Art Exhibit Features 500 Shoes with Living Green Laces

We all have a friend with a coveted shoe collection, and Inhabitat may just have found its very own lustworthy selection of lace-ups. On show at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Field is an

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David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

New Zeland-based David Trubridge's “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of traveling to Milan

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The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!

The Best Green Designs From Milan Design Week!

Yves Béhar's stunning line of LED pendant lamps are made from recycled paper and capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. Called "Memory," Tokujin Yoshioka's amorphous shape-shifting

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China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxin-Free

China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxin-Free

Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel recently unveiled a set of ecologically crafted "Foam China" and a "Foam Cabinet" at Milan Design Week. Each piece is composed of an open-cell porcelain that looks and

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Stone House Made from 99% Recycled Granite Debuts in Milan

Stone House Made from 99% Recycled Granite Debuts in Milan

One of our favorite designs from Milan Design Week was John Pawson’s House of Stone, which is constructed from stone blocks composed of 99% recycled granite. Working together with the leading stone

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Innovo Umbrella Stand Uses Raindrops to Grow Grass

Innovo Umbrella Stand Uses Raindrops to Grow Grass

Spring has finally sprung, and given that "April showers bring May flowers" there couldn’t be a better time to unveil this amazing grass-growing umbrella stand by Chinese designers Innovo. The sleek and

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Grass Loveseat ‘Mow Chair’ Debuts in Milan

Grass Loveseat ‘Mow Chair’ Debuts in Milan

Fadi Sarieddine's awesome new grass-covered sofa, cleverly dubbed The Mow Chair aims to bring the great outdoors inside. Designed by Lebanese architect Fadi Sarieddine, this charming 'living' piece of

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Milan 2010: The Interni Think Tank lights up Milan

Milan 2010: The Interni Think Tank lights up Milan

Lucca Trazzi's T-Garden is an LED light installation that reinvents the garden space with high-tech flowers made from Eurojersey Sensitive Fabrics. Another outdoor setting featured two of Philippe

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Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Iconic designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with Dupont to design an eco-friendly living space for the future. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his Smart-ologic residence is made from a range of new

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as heat.

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Designer Unveils Cocoon Furniture Spun by Silkworms

Designer Unveils Cocoon Furniture Spun by Silkworms

Designer Rock Wang has unveiled an incredible line of furniture created by silk worms spinning fibers around a bamboo form. Each piece takes 5 days of spinning to create and the result is a 100% natural

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Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

What if building your own house was as easy as snapping together a bunch of LEGO bricks? Brace yourself: just such a set of industrial-sized building blocks exist, and they're made from 100% recycled

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Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

In Zona Tortona’s Superstudio Piu, the Brazil-based Campana brothers came together with the Cosentino group to showcase their Ecosentino material. An ideal substitute for natural or fake stone, this

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Triennale Design Museum in Milan: An Inspired Use of Green Materials

Triennale Design Museum in Milan: An Inspired Use of Green Materials

The Leaf Collection by Giancarlo Zema is one of the main features of the Design in Nature Exhibition. The dynamic forms have a flexible memory back that adapt to the curves of the body and have been

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Materialinnovativi’s Bright Woods Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Materialinnovativi’s Bright Woods Tables and Chairs Captivate with an Engaging Glow

Unique and eye-catching, Materialinnovativi's Bright Woods' collection of illuminated chairs and coffee tables are sure to capture your attention with their engaging glow. We discovered this charming

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Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

The first thing that catches your eye as soon as you enter the space is Assembly Room’s furniture pieces made from eco-friendly materials. The AR line includes a two and three-seater sofa that blend the

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Ingo Maurer Unveils Double C-Future OLED Chandelier

Ingo Maurer Unveils Double C-Future OLED Chandelier

German-born lighting designer Ingo Maurer recently revealed a stunning new energy efficient chandelier at Milan Design Week. Dubbed Double C-Future, the super tech-style pendent lamp features nine

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Recyclable LZF Alhambra Lamp Inspired by Origami

Recyclable LZF Alhambra Lamp Inspired by Origami

The latest lighting design from LZF Lamps puts paper swans to shame. The Spanish design firm used origami figures to inspire its giant, geometric pendant lamps, which debuted at this week's Milan

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Salone Satellite 2010: Young Designers Go Green

Salone Satellite 2010: Young Designers Go Green

One thing we love about Salone Satellite is that the budgets for booth design are considerably lower than what you can see in the main hall, so creativity is often amped up and a bit more raw. Instead of

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Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Well-Tech’s mission is to support the creation of innovative projects through planning, research, and promotion. The wide range of designs include electric cars, new materials, renewable energy

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MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One of the Salone

MILAN 2010: Our Favorite Designs from Day One of the Salone

And for more up to the minute Milan Design Week coverage, keep it tuned right here!

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Droog Gives Liquidated Products New Life at Milan Design Week

Droog Gives Liquidated Products New Life at Milan Design Week

Saved by Droog is the name of this year's show, referencing the second life that these 5139 products will have after a creative re-interpretation. The revivers include Erick Larenbeek, Atelier Remy &

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Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace

Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace

Inhabitat favorite Yves Béhar has just unveiled a stunning set of pendant lamps made from recycled paper that manage to capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. His gemstone-shaped Amplify

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Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

We all know tomatoes pack a powerful acidic punch, but we never thought we'd see one lighting up a room! Cygalle Shapiro of Israel-based d-VISION has created an incredible LED lamp that is completely

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Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Even the most basic origami figures prove that a few simple folds can result in an intricate and captivating sculptural design. Expanding upon the concept behind this Japanese art, designers Francesca

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Water Resistant Furniture Made from Paper Pulp

Water Resistant Furniture Made from Paper Pulp

PULP 2.0 by Studio Jo Meesters, currently on exhibit at the Milan Furniture Fair, is a collection of post consumer vessels and furniture made from paper waste and discarded vessel moulds.  Studio Jo

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Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Iconic furniture designer Tom Dixon recently teamed up with electronics company Philips Lumiblade to create this stunningly minimalist line of super efficient OLED Lamps. Dixon's new "Flat Lamp" lighting

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Emeco Unveils Navy Chair Made of 111 Recycled Coke Bottles

Emeco Unveils Navy Chair Made of 111 Recycled Coke Bottles

Emeco’s Navy Chair is a design classic known for it’s iconic curves and lightweight aluminum properties. In an eco-improvement upon this classic design, the company collaborated with Coca Cola to

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Disney Unveils Eco-Chair for Adults That Looks Like It’s for Kids

Disney Unveils Eco-Chair for Adults That Looks Like It’s for Kids

Kiddie Co. Walt Disney is launching a line of upscale furniture at the Milan Design Fair in Italy this week. Disney teamed up with Italian furniture makers Cappellini to create a fancy "adult lifestyle

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Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan

Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan

The international design community has been buzzing about Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka's new shape-shifting chair, due to debut in Milan Design Fair this week.  Made of recycled aluminum, the

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