Milan Design Week

MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013

MOST Challenges the Status Quo With Fresh Green Designs at Salone del Mobile 2013

Piet Hein Eek brought an immense amount of pieces, dating back to their founding in 1990. Piet Hein Eek is a company of 100 craftsmen located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Their business model treats waste

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Tom Dixon Debuts Exciting New Designs at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Tom Dixon Debuts Exciting New Designs at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

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

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Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

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

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Funky Electric Cykno Bike Whizzes Around Milan for Design Week

Funky Electric Cykno Bike Whizzes Around Milan for Design Week

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

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Inversion: Steven Holl Unveils LED-lit Sculptures Carved from 21 Million-Year-Old Stone for Milan Design Week

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

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From Slum to Salone: Designer Pepe Heykoop to Launch New Reclaimed Leather Candelabras at Milan Design Week

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

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Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair!

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

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Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone’s Secret Garden Transforms a Garden in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Paola Navone’s Secret Garden Transforms a Garden in Milan

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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Swedish Students Showcase Designs for Children at ‘Play In Progress’ During Milan Design Week

Swedish Students Showcase Designs for Children at ‘Play In Progress’ During Milan Design Week

Designed by Jessica Arosenius for both adults and children to use together, the Block.210 is a cool coffee-table with a surface packed full of building blocks. Johanna Larsson's cool table

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his “Satellite” floor lamp is a beautiful

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The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

Ento by Julene Aguirre, Jacky Chung, Aran Dasan and Jonathan Fraser from RCA, is a project investigating the nutritional value of eating of insects. The project examines and how they are processed in

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The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Furnishings at Fiera Milano During the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair

Gufram uses soft polyurethane, brightly coloured with washable, non-toxic dyes, to create the most unusual designs. Inspired by traditional car air fresheners, “Déjeuner sur l’arbre” can be used as

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Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

The Greenhouse to Go consists of a somewhat tall glass greenhouse with a soil base for planting. Leather straps wrap around the structure for security and a handle makes toting around the piece as simple

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Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

Goodesign by BestUp Creates a Go-To for Sustainable Design and Food at the Milan Furniture Fair

3.0 is a stool developed by nuup. The piece employs a life cycle assessment, and features only three wood components for a smart structure that makes no waste during production. The stool can be

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The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

The Best Green Furniture From Milan Design Week: Fiera Milano Day 2

Super-Elastica is a natural rattan armchair which owes its name to the extraordinarily elastic material, which enables it to adapt to the shape of whoever sits in it, and to return to its original shape

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Green Design Takes Center Stage at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Green Design Takes Center Stage at Ventura Lambrate in Milan

Chrono Shredder by Susanna Hertich is intended not only to mark the passage of time, but also to encourage the viewer to break free from accustomed perspectives on everyday life. Wrap is

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Brick Biotope at FABRIKAAT: Bricks That Double as Bird Habitats Showcased in Milan

Brick Biotope at FABRIKAAT: Bricks That Double as Bird Habitats Showcased in Milan

Compelled by the disappearance of house sparrows due to the depletion of their natural environment, students Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose designed Brick Biotope, a set of bricks that doubles as a

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Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Remember when your parents scolded you for scribbling on the furniture? You won't have that problem with Lin Yu-Nung's playful 'Inside Out Lamp', which actually encourages kids (and adults) to draw all

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Designers Create Luxury Furnishings from Recycled Waste for Italy’s Torre Coccaro 5-Star Hotel

Designers Create Luxury Furnishings from Recycled Waste for Italy’s Torre Coccaro 5-Star Hotel

Dutch artist Johan Peter Hol chose to re-use old, broken crockery, mounted onto a cardboard structure, to create an ornamental decoration. Savino Corvasce created an entire furniture collection by

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From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang is a design collective based in China that applies local paper making techniques to furniture design. During this year's Milan Design Week they unveiled their Gú Chair, which is molded from

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Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Danish designer Louise Campbell's intricate Papercuts series of paper lamps really shined during Milan Design Week. Folded from paper just like origami and then sliced with delicate cutouts, the

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Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta Material showed people at this year’s Milan Design Week that just because you want to breathe clean air does not mean you have to use a clunky and industrial-looking contraption to do the

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Si Studio Unveils Gorgeous Origami Animal Lamps at Milan Design Week

Si Studio Unveils Gorgeous Origami Animal Lamps at Milan Design Week

The gorgeous lamps are made from heat-resistant industrial polyester paper, which was initially engineered to be used for motor filters. Each sheet has been folded into sharp angles, points and shapes to

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IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA’s New Plant Tables Make Indoor Gardening Easy for Everyone

IKEA unveiled these brilliant plant table designs at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, as part of the iconic company's 2012 PS Furniture Collection. The tables have in-built spots perfect for

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Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

Designers Take a Low-Tech Approach at Salone Satellite 2012 During Milan Design Week

AmbiHive is a beautiful new design from NBT Studio that merges an ambient wall light and a speaker. The piece is made with ICB (Inverted Corrugated Board), LEDs and a ceramic sound chip. The chip,

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Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

At this year’s Milan Design Week Tom Dixon joined forces with Digital Forming Studio to create a “Co-Design Bar” where visitors could customize and digitally print their own lamps! The

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Superlatives Welcomed: Tom Dixon’s MOST Exhibition Is a Milan Salone Highlight

Superlatives Welcomed: Tom Dixon’s MOST Exhibition Is a Milan Salone Highlight

DEZEEN STUDIO Following their successful collaboration on the experimental audio installation JamScape at the Salone last year, Dezeen has again teamed up with Jawbone on the Dezeen Studio Powered by

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Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Taking advantage of the renewable and biodegradable attributes of coffee, Spanish designer Raúl Laurí created an innovative, experimental and very cute lamp. Dubbed the Decafé Lamp, it is made from a

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