Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table. Using

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Top Ten Green Designs from Salone Satellite 2011 in Milan

Top Ten Green Designs from Salone Satellite 2011 in Milan

For Italian designer Lorenzo Damiani, saving resources is a mission. Damiani’s remarkable “New Life” installation, made entirely of pressboard, looks at how we perceive materials and associate them

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Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

The collection is comprised of designs from main players of Mexico’s design scene, as well as young emerging talents. Godoy and Castro are no strangers to the Milan Furniture Fair, in recent years they

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Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s body of work has been dedicated at large to re-using materials like wood to create unique designs. During this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, he showcased his studio's new designs at

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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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Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Beautiful Paper Chairs Inspired by Traditional Chinese Umbrella Craft

Designer Jovana Chris Lei has unveiled a set of beautiful paper chairs at the Salone Satellite Show at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Future Tradition”, the collection is inspired by the

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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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Pinha: A Cute Cork Lamp That You Can Personalize with a Pin

Pinha: A Cute Cork Lamp That You Can Personalize with a Pin

One of the most overlooked ways to make a product sustainable is making it easy to customize and update according to the moods of the consumer. We think Raw Edges did just that with their Pinha, a simple

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Designtree’s Recycled Ledge Lamp Creates a Space to Showcase Your Books

Designtree’s Recycled Ledge Lamp Creates a Space to Showcase Your Books

Just in time for the Milan Furniture Fair, Designtree's Tim Wigmore has unveiled a multifunctional lamp constructed from recycled shot-blasted aluminum and vibrant plastic panel scraps. Dubbed the Ledge,

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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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Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

It's clear that designer Rebecca Asquith was inspired by the beauty of a beehive when she designed the aptly named Nectar hanging lamp that will debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week. Made of 100%

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Vanja Bazdulj Turns Wool Sheets Into Unexpected Furniture Forms

Vanja Bazdulj Turns Wool Sheets Into Unexpected Furniture Forms

This year Vanja Bazdulj will be debuting her new collection of Rough & Ready chairs at the Milan Furniture Fair. Inspired by the reuse of existing materials, Bazdulj's designs make the most of the

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Base Lamp by Designtree Highlights the Elegance of Discarded Signage

Base Lamp by Designtree Highlights the Elegance of Discarded Signage

We've been spying a number of illuminating designs ready to make their debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week, among them is this elegant new lamp from Designtree. Designed by Tim Wigmore, the Base

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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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Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

Champ: A Sofa that Helps You Get into Shape!

There’s no reason to let your couch kick your butt into an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle. Designed for Italian furniture manufacturer Campeggi, Tobias Fraenzel’s “Champ” lets you show your sofa

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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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Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture

Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture

UK-based Lazerian Studio transforms simple sheets of recycled cardboard into beautiful furnishings, giving the material a new lease of life. A collaboration between furniture designer Liam Hopkins 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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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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Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Iconic designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with Dupont to design an eco-friendly living space for the future. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his Smart-ologic residence is made from a range of new

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Recyclable LZF Alhambra Lamp Inspired by Origami

Recyclable LZF Alhambra Lamp Inspired by Origami

The latest lighting design from LZF Lamps puts paper swans to shame. The Spanish design firm used origami figures to inspire its giant, geometric pendant lamps, which debuted at this week's Milan

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Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

We all know tomatoes pack a powerful acidic punch, but we never thought we'd see one lighting up a room! Cygalle Shapiro of Israel-based d-VISION has created an incredible LED lamp that is completely

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Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Light Form: Gorgeous Wood Wall Panels Flip Up to Reveal Light

Even the most basic origami figures prove that a few simple folds can result in an intricate and captivating sculptural design. Expanding upon the concept behind this Japanese art, designers Francesca

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Water Resistant Furniture Made from Paper Pulp

Water Resistant Furniture Made from Paper Pulp

PULP 2.0 by Studio Jo Meesters, currently on exhibit at the Milan Furniture Fair, is a collection of post consumer vessels and furniture made from paper waste and discarded vessel moulds.  Studio Jo

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Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Tom Dixon Teams Up WIth Philips, Unveils OLED Flat Lamp

Iconic furniture designer Tom Dixon recently teamed up with electronics company Philips Lumiblade to create this stunningly minimalist line of super efficient OLED Lamps. Dixon’s new “Flat

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Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan

Tokujin Yoshioka Debuts Shape-Shifting, Recycled Aluminum Chair at Milan

The international design community has been buzzing about Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka’s new shape-shifting chair, due to debut in Milan Design Fair this week.  Made of recycled aluminum, the

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Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Energy-Efficient LED Lamp Made From Paper Pulp

Claesson Koivisto Rune are set to unveil a new lamp made almost entirely from paper pulp at this week's Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed DuraPulp, the lamp's material is totally renewable and was conceived

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Patchwork Cupboard is a Stunning Example of Modern Day Craftsmanship

Patchwork Cupboard is a Stunning Example of Modern Day Craftsmanship

Here's a stunning sneak-peak into the Milan Furniture Fair: designer Robi Renzi of RenziVivian will exhibit a furniture collection that turns the compiling of salvaged scrap wood into intricate

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Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Tokujin Yoshioka Grows a “Stellar” Chandelier From Living Crystal

Why construct furnishings and housewares from scratch when we can grow them from the ground up? As a preview to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has unveiled a

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