Milan Furniture Fair

Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

We saw quite a few environmentally-conscious trends at the Milan Furniture Fair's bi-annual showcase of lighting products, Euroluce. With energy use in mind, LEDs showed up from almost every company. As

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Tono 8 All-Natural Cork Building Blocks

Tono 8 All-Natural Cork Building Blocks

We found these awesome cork building blocks at the Milan Furniture Fair this week and love their simple and beautiful look. Designed by Tetsuo Tonouchi with safety and fun in mind, these lightweight

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Milan 2009: Philips Debuts Ledino Lighting Collection

Milan 2009: Philips Debuts Ledino Lighting Collection

As part of the Euroluce exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair, Royal Philips Electronics showcased a wide range of cutting edge LED lighting products. Our favorite designs on display were part of their

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Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Claudio Fiumicelli really knows how to light up a room! The Studiodsgn artist presented his futuristic C60 LED modular lighting unit at the Zona Tortona design event to critical acclaim. Resembling an

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MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

Zona Tortona is regarded as a sister show, or “satellite exhibit,” to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile; however, it was at Zona Tortona that I found some of the most innovative and forward-moving

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KARTON ART DESIGN: Cardboard Furniture

KARTON ART DESIGN: Cardboard Furniture

We've seen quite a bit of experimentation with cardboard on Inhabitat, but Hungarian husband & wife team Edith Szilvasy (formerly an artist) and Andras (Andrew) Balogh (a carpenter) have taken

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ChunWei Liao Elevates Common Cardboard to Design

ChunWei Liao Elevates Common Cardboard to Design

At Milan’s 2009 furniture fair, Designersblock did not depart from its habit of showing the very best in fresh new design, and ChunWei Liao's Transformer furniture and lighting collection is the perfect

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Planter Wall Tiles Breathe Life into a Room—Literally

Planter Wall Tiles Breathe Life into a Room—Literally

Made from recycled materials, Maruja Fuentes’ green pockets give new meaning to the term “houseplant.” Spotted at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair, the super-cool ceramic tiles attach to any wall to

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MILAN 2009: The Best of Green Design

MILAN 2009: The Best of Green Design

The 2009 Milan Furniture Fair showcased an incredible assortment of furnishings, lighting, and housewares from all over the world, ranging from the well-established designers showcased in the main

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Milan 2009: Interni Design Energies

Milan 2009: Interni Design Energies

The Interni Design Energies exhibition at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair doesn't open at twilight for no reason. Indeed the exhibition, which features renewable energy–themed installations from designers

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Toby Sanders Lights Up Milan with Beach Ball Lamps

Toby Sanders Lights Up Milan with Beach Ball Lamps

Some of the most exciting discoveries from the Milan Furniture Fair 2009 can be seen at the Designersblock show, an exhibition of some of the edgiest experiments in modern design. That's where Toby

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Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen

Whirlpool & Elmar Debut Green Living Kitchen

The rules of kitchen design have just changed. Whirlpool and Elmar recently debuted the kitchen of the future at the Milan Furniture Fair, and it's energy efficient, eco-friendly, and interconnected.

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MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards

MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards

The Well-Tech Awards are one of our favorite annual exhibitions at the Milan Furniture Fair, showcasing an assortment of innovative projects that push forward the realm of green design. The year's

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MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

MILAN 2009: Designersblock Show

Each year the Designersblock show at the Milan Furniture Fair brings together an incredible assortment of designs by a diverse range of designers, and their 2009 offerings did not disappoint. At this

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Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Ninetonine Zebra Crib

Looking for fun, modern furniture for the little ones in your life? We just spotted Spanish kids furniture designers Ninetonine at the Milan Furniture Fair, and we are as excited as kids in a candy store

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Recycled Eggshell Stationary by Nicolas Cheng

Recycled Eggshell Stationary by Nicolas Cheng

Designer Nicolas Cheng of Studioroom906 is presenting this beautiful set of stationary made from recycled eggshells at the Milan Furniture Fair this week. In his “Childhood Memories” collection, Cheng

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Milan Furniture Fair Starts Today!

Milan Furniture Fair Starts Today!

Attention all green design junkies! The 2009 Milan Furniture Fair starts today, and Inhabitat is on the scene to bring you all of the latest and greatest from this year's event. We've assembled a team of

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Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

In his project RE:cover, Exhibited this week at the Milan Furniture Fair, Fredrik Färg takes the idea of timeless fashion and applies it to furniture to give old chairs a new and glamorous life. Färg

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Shigeru Ban’s 10 Unit Modular Furniture System

Shigeru Ban’s 10 Unit Modular Furniture System

This week Inhabitat favorite Shigeru Ban will be introducing his ‘10-Unit System’ for Artek at the 2009 Milan Furniture fair. Based completely on L-shaped units, the elegant modular furniture system

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Paper Wood Stools Sit Lightly on the Earth

Paper Wood Stools Sit Lightly on the Earth

Drill Design is set to unveil these new Paper Wood Stools at this week's Milan Furniture Fair with the tag line that "off the rack" just will not do. Composed of wood veneer and recycled paper, these

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Milan Furniture Fair Starts Next Week!

Milan Furniture Fair Starts Next Week!

Your favorite furniture fair is about to begin! Starting next week on Earth Day, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile will be in full swing from April 22nd through the 27th. We have a team of European

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Want to go to The Milan Furniture Fair for Inhabitat?

Want to go to The Milan Furniture Fair for Inhabitat?

Calling all European design geeks! We are looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados who are planning to go to Milan from April 22 - 27 to help us cover 2009's Milan Furniture Fair

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Postfossil’s Torre Pot grows with your plants

Postfossil’s Torre Pot grows with your plants

Zurich-based Postfossil Design Collective has been capturing our imagination this year with a host of eco-minded ideas that challenge convention. Postfossil designer Annina Gaehwiler's Torre plant pot is

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Postfossil’s Mechanical ‘First Light’ Reading Lamp

Postfossil’s Mechanical ‘First Light’ Reading Lamp

With a design which would easily fit in a 1970's Stanley Kubrick film, Postfossil's award winning First Light reading lamp is certainly cinematic. Powered entirely by a cog and wheel mechanism, the light

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Flatpack Double Stray Lights by Inga Sempé

Flatpack Double Stray Lights by Inga Sempé

Smooth, sleek, sharp, and made entirely from paper, Inga Sempé's Double Stray Lights for Artecnica, require no assembly and arrive flat packed. There's not much we don't love about these elegant paper

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DEMOCRATIC DESIGN? Philippe Starck’s Designer Wind Turbine

DEMOCRATIC DESIGN? Philippe Starck’s Designer Wind Turbine

A few months ago, prolific product design star Philippe Starck shocked the world with his proclamation 'Design is Dead', and the announcement of his pending retirement due to his frustration with the

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Fog & Dew Collectors for clean drinking water

Fog & Dew Collectors for clean drinking water

Alon Alex Gross’s fog and dew collectors provide a low-tech way for people in arid, developing regions to collect drinking water. Gross uses design to show users how individuals can come up with their

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Eco-conscious interiors by Postfossil Design Collective

Eco-conscious interiors by Postfossil Design Collective

Zurich-based Postfossil Design Collective came together to create a platform for exploring how design can influence responsible, and adaptable behavior. Earlier this year, at Milan's furniture fair, they

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CUTE FOLDING BIKE: Cinelli’s Bootleg Magic Bus Rat

CUTE FOLDING BIKE: Cinelli’s Bootleg Magic Bus Rat

This bizarrely named but beautiful Cinelli Bootleg Magic Bus Rat bike was one of the many highlights of this year’s Well-Tech Awards at Milan Design Week 2008. Folding up in 20 seconds and weighing

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Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

Recycled Leather Rugs by Manon Juliette

When we made our way through the Tuttobene show at the Milan Furniture Fair this year, we initially thought Manon Juliette's ‘Feliz’ leather rug was simply a delightfully tactile creation. However,

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