Milan Design Week

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

Tip Ton is a chair designed by London’s BarberOsgerby for Vitra that converges sustainability and ergonomics into a new chair typology. Presented at the Milan Furniture Fair, this simple design

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Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designer Tim Wigmore from New Zealand’s designtree is presenting an intelligent way to use discarded materials and industrial off-cuts in combination with 100% recycled aluminum during this

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Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Debuting at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch designer piet hein eek's reclaimed steel tube furniture is a simple design that activates negative space by joining hollow tubes. The old pipes used

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Catellani & Smith’s Modern LED Fixture Is Featherlight and Eco-Friendly

Catellani & Smith’s Modern LED Fixture Is Featherlight and Eco-Friendly

Catellani & Smith continue to add to their sleek lighting collection, this time with the Giulietta, a new lamp which made its debut at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. An innovative and modern

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Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking for Writers for the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair!

Heads up Milan Furniture Fair fans and Europe-based writers! The Milan Furniture Fair kicks off next week from April 12th-17th and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers to report on

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Recycled Bottle Lamps Turn Dumpster Plastic into Stunning Lights

Recycled Bottle Lamps Turn Dumpster Plastic into Stunning Lights

The last time we heard from eco-designer Sarah Turner she was showing her recycled Drinks Bottle Lighting at the Ideal Home Show in London. Since then, Sarah’s designs have gone big-time and can now be

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Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

This year’s edition of the Eurocucina kitchen showcase at Milan Design Week was painted green by Whirlpool’s GreenKitchen eco-system prototype. Featuring an impressive level of interconnectivity

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Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

Vein-Like Piezoelectric Shower Harvests Kinetic Energy to Heat Water

This incredible concept for a self-heating piezoelectric shower combines inspiration from the human body’s circulatory system with technological innovations in piezoelectricity. The fluid web of piping

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Electrolux’s Tiny Washing Machine Can be Hung on a Wall!

Electrolux’s Tiny Washing Machine Can be Hung on a Wall!

Want a washing machine in your home, but worried that it'll take up more space than you have to spare? Well, Electrolux Design Lab debuted some awesome new pint-sized conceptual designs for washing

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Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

Polar Bear Sugar Cubes Melt Away in Your Morning Coffee

These days it’s hard to deny that global warming is melting away our precious glaciers, and, sadly, the animals living in the polar regions are the ones that are suffering most.  Using this dire fact

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Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Tom Dixon’s Offcut Bench Makes Use of Irregular Waste Wood

Milan’s Superstudio Piu is known for showcasing some of the coolest designs in the city year after year, and 2010’s display was no different. One piece in particular that caught the eye of one our

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100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

Italy-based design studio King + has created a beautiful set of pendant lamps made from recycled textile spools that were once used to dye yarn. Dubbed Re +, the pendant fixtures come in various

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Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Milan Design Week may have officially ended, but there's a great crop of green designs that are still surfacing. One of our favorites is "The Pedalator", an awesome bicycle-powered LED lamp spotted by

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Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

We've been eager to check out designers Claesson Koivisto Rune and Wästberg's new “Paper Task Light”  and are happy to report that we were able to see it in person at Superstudio Piu during Milan

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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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Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

South African designer Heath Nash unveiled a colorful, eclectic chandelier made almost entirely from recycled PET bottles at this year's Milan Design Week. Dubbed Bottleformball, the brilliantly-hued

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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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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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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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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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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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