Although the glass and marble structure is something of an engineering feat, the materials aren't very soul-enriching, which is why MenoMeno Piu and BE.ST literally incorporated foliage into the design.
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Nemesi & Partners Srl, Proger SpA and BMS Progetti Srl just won an international competition to design the Padiglione Italia pavilion for the World Expo 2015 in Milan. The Italian team's "Tree of
Created with the help of developer Real step Property Management, La Forgiatura honors the excellence and history of the metallurgical industry that once operated on its site. The shiny new complex
Zona Tortona showcases unique, outside-the-box thinking every year during Milan Design Week - and few designers exemplify this better than Italy's IDI Studio. A keen user of FSC certified wood, this
Last week, students and alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) furniture design department presented their latest designs at the Salone Satellite during the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
A collective of designers working under the name of Slowd is collaborating with craftsmen to explore different, more sustainable ways to manufacture products. Nicola Dalla Costa worked with makers in
The city of Milan, Italy is synonymous with high fashion and modern design. Adorning the walls of the this year's Milan Furniture Fair are Juan Soriano Blanco's New Dimension Tiles. These modular
The 2013 Euroluce exhibition during Milan Design Week featured striking light installations that balance high technology with emotive aesthetics and intangibility with functionality. These might seem like
These organic-shaped ceramic bowls are actually precise measuring cups, corresponding to commonly used volumes in cooking recipes. The shapes refer to the mound of spices found in markets. Salt is used as
Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair
Rong in Chinese means melting and fusion. This notion is at the core of the ‘Handmade in Hangzhou’ exhibition. 13 designers have deconstructed the traditional crafts of Hangzhou and applied those in
Maija Puoskari of Finland caught our eye with Terho and Tatti. Inspired by acorns, these ethereal LED lamps create a dream-like glow. The lamps are available as suspended pendants or table lamps, and are
Zona Tortona Designers Experiment with Natural and Innovative Materials at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair
Dutch lighting studio ROMI launched an innovative eco-pendant called 'Stockholm'. Designer Michiel van Mierlo created the modern shade from an innovative, 100% biodegradable mixture of natural materials
Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013
Good vibes at the Fabbrica del Vapore, a creative hotspot, that seemed to be fully dedicated to green design this week. Tommaso Mancini presented the Ortobrick, a clay soil brick containing seeds
Palermo-based designer Alfred von Escher of Studio247 reclaims old scaffolding and wood stock and recycles every single piece to create Leftover. Using nothing but the dismantled crates, the simple design
Werner Aisslinger's Hemp Chair is made from over 75% hemp! Natural fibers, sustainable production processes and innovative technologies borrowed from the car-making industry are the pillars of the
Japanese-Portuguese duo Ryosuke Fukusada and Rui Pereira used renewable Portuguese cork to create their 'Bug Collection' of multifunctional furniture, which is now on show at this year’s Milan Design
Energetic Energies: Panasonic and Akihisa Hirata Unveil Solar-Powered Cityscape at Milan Design Week
The "Energetic Energies" installation continues to reexamine the way solar panels are deployed, drawing from last year's "Photosynthesis" exhibit, also designed in collaboration between Panasonic and
Cell is a new set of geometrically-inspired lamps that mimic cellular growth. Each cell is made of polished brass, etched to filter the light rays, and cast captivating shadows onto nearby
Take a look at “Screenings” as you wander, with news of material scarcity around the world, and a look into new urban luxuries inspired by an investigation of Canada’s North. “Upstairs”
Students from The Cass London brought some refreshing products this year. Meital Tzabari from Israel has developed an interesting new material using fallen leaves. Re:Connect is a natural leaf composite
With roots in Greek mythology, Cykno references metamorphosis or radical transformation - as though riding the electric bike will provide a similar, modern day experience for users. Indeed, with designers
Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week
Steven Holl Architects has an incredible installation planned for Milan’s Interni Hybrid Architecture Exhibition. Called INVERSION, the installation consists of six void-cut limestone sculptures made
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
Calling all design and architecture writers headed to Milan Design Week! The 2013 Milan Furniture Fair kicks off next month and we're on the hunt for a few talented writers and photographers to help
Revamping an existing condominium complex, Goring & Straja crafted a new 850 sq m (9,150 sq ft) office space for Autodesk in Milan. Their first goal was to make the new space as sustainable as
Milan is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and the Bosco Verticale project aims to mitigate some of the environmental damage that has been inflicted upon the city by urbanization. The design
The World’s Largest Living Wall Flourishes With 44,000 Plants at Milan’s Il Fiordaliso Shopping Center!
Bursting with different colors and textures, from mosses to flowering plants, the vertical wall covers most of the façade of Il Fiordaliso. Its lush texture doesn't just transform an ordinary commercial
Lunchbook: Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini’s Printed Plates Make Milan Expo Dining Even More Fun!
The Milan Expo 2015 is already underway and in true Italian fashion, food and sustainability are the main focus. The amazing designers Sebastiano Ercoli and Alessandro Garlandini have created a fun and
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
The botanical garden can be found in Milan’s Brera neighborhood, between the Accademia Art Museum and historical roman houses. This idyllic landscape is the perfect setting for the unique garden, and
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