• Archive for: April, 2016

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    An addition to our “In Time” pieces, we covered the FuoriSalone to check out the three design districts starting from Lambrate to Brera and finally ending at the bustling Tortona area. We began the early morning rush, visiting the collaborative space Money, Meat & Plastic Surgery. It featured the creations of Bora...

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    The challenge of sound exists for all architecture projects from employing the right acoustical measurement system to drawing up the perfect ceiling. In Milan, we discuss the acoustical design world with professionals in town for the event and discover some fresh products. Artemide, an Acoustic Gold Mine Artemide, Red...

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    David Chipperfield’s Museo Della Cultura (Mudec), a repurposed steel factory on the outskirts of Milan, has won praises for its spare industrial aesthetic. The 60 million-euro project, a series of zinc clad boxy buildings arrayed around a curved glass structure, opened in March of last year. However, the long-running...

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    Where everyone who’s anyone on the international furniture design and manufacturing scene come together: Salon del Mobile. ArchiExpo spins around the fair’s extensive bathroom exhibition to get a glimpse of the latest products to compile a list of the top style trends. 1. Integrity Looking behind the rituals of...

    In the olden days, we had long hoses attached to a rickety faucet, pumping water with just a twist of its propeller-like knob. Nowadays, faucets and taps have evolved from the humble knob into different shapes and sizes, aesthetically pleasing to the eye and fully functional. We discovered interesting collaborations...

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    Mosca Partners and DAMN° revisited Palazzo Litta during Milan Design Week, together with some of the most interesting protagonists in international design, with their exhibition A Matter of Perception: Tradition & Technology. Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, born in Burkina Faso, transformed  the  courtyard...

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    This year Agape releases a new version of its DR bathtub using the Rain C Mosaic finish designed by award-winning Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for Mutina ceramics. Part of the Phenomenon collection by Yoshioka, the Rain Mosaics are made from homogenous porcelain straws in 5 mm thicknesses fixed together densely,...

    Design appassionati stopped by Corso Como 8 to feast their eyes on the Alcantara Magic Hotel, an artistic treat and a special feature of Milan Design Week 2016. A giant 2-D and 3-D art installation in Alcantara was designed to reproduce the facade of a real hotel. Conceived and created by Gentucca Bini, the art piece...

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    On via Solferino, in a space protected from the bustling streets of Brera Design District, guests and contestants gathered for the Cristalplant Design Contest 2016 awards ceremony. Pop music floated throughout the rooms newly furnished by designer Elisa Ossino in collaboration with File Under Pop, who supplied all the...

    ArchiExpo toured Frankfurt’s Light & Building 2016 exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology, to identify outstanding innovations in LED. Combining lighting and data transmision, Oledcomm explains a new way for wireless communication: LiFi nework interface in which LED...

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