• Posts Tagged ‘milan’

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    The recent Interior Design Show (IDS), held last January in Toronto, unveiled one of the most important collaborations between two of the design industry’s best-known names: Caesarstone, providers of prime quality natural quartz surfaces, and world-famous, award-winning Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon. Called...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

    Iris Ceramica Group has created a new composite material that integrates heating, cooling and sensor technology directly into oversized ceramic panels. The top layer of the SmartSlab panels is made of SapienStone, “a virtually indestructible ceramic material impervious to fire, frost, thermal shock, scratches and...

    “The play element is not a product of culture. It is rather the source of culture.” Dutch philosopher and historian Johan Huizinga in his book Homo Ludens (1938). The Japanese design duo that launched YOY in 2011 follows this philosophy to the T. A year later they introduced their PEEL lamp, an illusion that the...

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    “What does it look like when a designer creates their own material?” Brent Dzekciorius asked himself while launching his design production company, Dzek. After many late conversations with designer Max Lamb, the marble-composite material, Marmoreal, was born. Design advisor and curator, Dzekciorius launched Dzek in 2009...

    “I don’t know if I can say anything,” says Hans Hornemann, designer at Normann Copenhagen, to ArchiExpo back in February 2016. “It’s a surprise.” Hornemann, Normann Copenhagen’s highlight for 2016, presented a new furniture line in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. We’ve been waiting to see him unveil his secret,...

    Here’s an ensemble of amazing designs and installations we saw during this year’s Milan Design Week. Sensorial Recycling The conceptual design studio Sinestesia created a DIY stereo loudspeaker, Giacinto, from foldable recycled leather. The 4ohm- 5 W speakers produce the ‘Giacinto voice,’ and the leather skin acts as...

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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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    ArchiExpo reports on some of the top events during Milan Design Week. The new Space & Interiors exhibition in the Brera Design District offered information on products from dyed wood surfaces to safety doors and door locks with a high security system. The exhibition Rooms: Novel Living Concepts...

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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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