Milan Design Week

Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

Functional Eco Design Gems at Milan Design Week 2014

I'll begin with the installation Animal House, sponsored by Marni and exhibited at Viale Umbria 42. This big and luminous open space displayed different animal sculptures of metal and bright colored PVC,

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A New Take on Posy Rings: Floral Jewelry that Kids Can Create Themselves

A New Take on Posy Rings: Floral Jewelry that Kids Can Create Themselves

When you were a child, did you ever make rings out of dandelion stems, or weave flowers into a crown to wear? Nearly every kid on the planet will decorate themselves with blossoms at some point, and these

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CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

The Hong Kong-based designer Hao Ruan fabricated CATable out of a solid piece of wood and hand carved a series of tunnels that run beneath a flat and function workspace. "A proper sized hole could be so

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Nico’s Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials

Nico’s Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials

Design by Nico recently showcased this cute set of interlocking Leaf Seats at Milan Design Week. As many as seven Leaf Seats can be connected together to serve a range of functions - from individual

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Best Green Designs From the Final Days of Milan Design Week

Best Green Designs From the Final Days of Milan Design Week

José Rodrigues de Araùjo's fabulous Bota Bandeira boots (displayed at the Brazilian exhibition) look like they could be worn by Oberon himself. Italian designer Giorgio Caporaso created this

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

The Experimental Vases designed by the Cray Collectivewere created in soft plastic moulds, which allows the material to steer the shape of the final piece. These were made of pigmented

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Iskos Berlin’s Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

Iskos Berlin’s Wavy Felt Lamp Mimics Marilyn Monroe’s Famous Wind-Blown Dress

The Birth of Marilyn is a wavy felt lamp shade inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s famous wind-blown dress. Danish design duo Iskos Berlin made the lamp without the use of any glue or resin. Using a process

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A Second Peek at Milan Design Week’s Brera District

A Second Peek at Milan Design Week’s Brera District

  Alessandro Zambelli's "Afillia" light series is named after a botanical term referring to that which is leafless, but not lifeless. The lacy lights are handcrafted from Swiss pine and nylon

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Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

If you’re passionate about bespoke furniture, you can’t get any more personalized than Elliat Rich's Decennia Chair currently on show at Milan Design Week as part of ‘The Other Hemisphere’

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Weird ‘Well Proven’ Chairs Made With Wood Shavings Pop Up in Milan

Weird ‘Well Proven’ Chairs Made With Wood Shavings Pop Up in Milan

Dutch-Brit designer duo Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw have created a new material that looks like polystyrene foam but is made from timber waste instead. Their wonderful Well Proven Chairs and Stools

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STIK Chair Made From Bundles of Tightly Stacked Twigs Shows the Creative Power of Addition

STIK Chair Made From Bundles of Tightly Stacked Twigs Shows the Creative Power of Addition

STIK Chair is made from a bundle of precisely cut natural sticks tied together with cords. Designers Johan Jeppesen and Jesper Su Rosenmeier took some of the conventional binding techniques used in making

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Johanna Riedl’s Saw Dust Chair is Made From Its Own Waste

Johanna Riedl’s Saw Dust Chair is Made From Its Own Waste

Danish designer Johanna Riedl's Saw Dust Chair redefines waste minimization by reusing sawdust from its own manufacture to create a comfy cushion. Sawdust created while constructing the chair's wood frame

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Brera District Exhibits Designs for a Strong, Sustainable Future at Milan Design Week

Brera District Exhibits Designs for a Strong, Sustainable Future at Milan Design Week

Sweden-based designer Hampus Penttinen created his Svartskär chair out of the flotsam that washes up on the shore of Kosterhavet—Sweden's only national marine park. He used grafting techniques to bind

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Sustainable Design Shines at Milan Design Week’s Ventura Lambrate Exhibition

Sustainable Design Shines at Milan Design Week’s Ventura Lambrate Exhibition

Studio Makkink & Bey designed a cheese maker for Imperfect Design, which consists of 9 different elements crafted of wood, ceramics, copper, and iron, respectively. The designers worked with different

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Superstudio Più’s Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week

Superstudio Più’s Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week

Created by Anek Kul Thaweesup of Labrador Factory, "Mumi" is a handmade bag made of 100 percent paper fibers. Made in Thailand, the bag is light, handy,  can carry up to 6 kg and is totally

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The Best Green Designs from Designjunction EDIT at Milan Design Week 2014

The Best Green Designs from Designjunction EDIT at Milan Design Week 2014

  Dent 200 is a whopping two-meter-wide chandelier in the shape of a truncated icosahedron, created in PVC and developed by designer Chak Dent for Innermost design. The white version of

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week

The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week

MaterialConnexion is a material library with the latest innovations for design schools, architects, and creatives to use for inspiration and exploration. It also includes a wide range of sustainable

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Marjan van Aubel’s Solar-Powered Current Table Uses Photosynthesis to Charge Your Gadgets

Marjan van Aubel’s Solar-Powered Current Table Uses Photosynthesis to Charge Your Gadgets

The table’s clear orange glass work surface rests on triangular wooden legs. Inside the glass panel is a dye-synthesized solar cell that creates energy using the same mechanism as plants-photosynthesis.

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Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week

Amazing Solar-Powered Machine Creates News from Social Media at Milan Design Week

Dezeen and Space Caviar, which is led by former Domus editor Joseph Grima, created a publication specially designed for those who suffer from the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). Created for this year's Milan

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Makkink & Bey Builds Bizarre Cheese Maker Tower With Recycled Kitchen Materials to Empower Indian Women and Children

Makkink & Bey Builds Bizarre Cheese Maker Tower With Recycled Kitchen Materials to Empower Indian Women and Children

Dutch studio Makkink & Bey created a weird and wonderful Cheese Maker in close collaboration with craftsmen from India. The new imperfect design was inspired by a mix of Dutch cheese making and

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Fantasized: Belgian Designer Creates Livable Products Out of Discarded Fans

Fantasized: Belgian Designer Creates Livable Products Out of Discarded Fans

Belgian designer Sep Verboom partnered with social environmentalist Hon. Nida Cabrera to innovate the waste management in Cebu City. Old fans are purchased in Philippine junkshops and combined with

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Incredible Solar-Powered ‘Cumulus’ Parasol Opens Automatically When the Sun Starts Shining!

Incredible Solar-Powered ‘Cumulus’ Parasol Opens Automatically When the Sun Starts Shining!

The Cumulus parasol is a solar powered parasol that inflates itself when the sun starts shining. This artificial cumulus protects you from the sun. Whenever the sun comes out, the parasol inflates

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Foscarini is Now Offering LED Versions of Classic Lamps

Foscarini is Now Offering LED Versions of Classic Lamps

Italian lighting company Foscarini describes its lamps as "not only lamps but pure emotions." That should give you an idea how seriously the company takes its craft. And now we're pleased to report

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Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

The Marine Light, which stands 40 cm tall and 33 cm wide, features a unique translucent lampshade that's made of dried seaweed. To create the lampshade, designer Meiri applied fresh seaweed to the thin

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Bocci’s Gorgeous Recycled Glass ’38′ Lamps Double as Hanging Planters

Bocci’s Gorgeous Recycled Glass ’38′ Lamps Double as Hanging Planters

Omer Arbel's dazzling 38 Collection for Bocci features a series of suspended green lamps that double as planters. The surreal recycled glass spheres are blown with a multitude of cavities. Some spaces are

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ROPE ME Interiors Made From 100% Recycled Materials Unveiled During Milan Design Week

ROPE ME Interiors Made From 100% Recycled Materials Unveiled During Milan Design Week

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

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Marc Krusin’s Bee Hive Lamps are Made from Recyclable Re-board

Marc Krusin’s Bee Hive Lamps are Made from Recyclable Re-board

Lightweight yet exceptionally strong, these Bee Hive Lamps are a series of luminaries inspired in the busy insects’ homes. Created by London-based designer Marc Krusin for Alpac Srl, they've been

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Caporaso Design Unveils Sustainable Furniture Collection Made From Cardboard

Caporaso Design Unveils Sustainable Furniture Collection Made From Cardboard

While Caporaso’s designs demonstrate how these unusual blends of natural materials can work in aesthetic harmony with one another, the simple structural makeup of his work allows elements to be easily

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SCAD’s Furniture Design Students Show Off Their Best Work at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

SCAD’s Furniture Design Students Show Off Their Best Work at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

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.

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Foodmade: Designers Turn Food Into a New Medium for Industrial Design

Foodmade: Designers Turn Food Into a New Medium for Industrial Design

A/R Studio considers bread to be the most essential of materials. They created Pain Brut, a nest and shelter for birds that doubles as a source of food. Design duo Lanzavecchia and Wai

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