Theme: Furniture and Decoration

“We have designed and synthesized over 700 original proteins, based off existing proteins in nature but with modifications in the amino acid sequence,” Japanese company Spiber told ArchiExpo. “We carefully analyze how various changes in different parts of the amino acid sequences affect the final products.” Proteins,...

“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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February 2016, ArchiExpo visited IKEA-sponsored innovation hub Space10 located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The space hosted a streaming of the main TED event in Vancouver on Thursday 18. Simon Caspersen, director of communications at Space10, welcomed us to the event to meet part of the community. The educational and...

To kickstart our collection of “In Time” pieces, where we encounter some of the most reputable designers and architects located in specific regions, we’ve gone digging in the south of France. Here’s a great ensemble of designers you too will want to meet. We began by chatting with product designer Margaux Keller in...

Venetian freelance designer, teacher and creator of ADG Design Davide G. Aquini fashions witty furniture and lighting design products in collaboration with larger brands. He is also an accomplished self-producer and has a background in graphic design and advertising. ArchiExpo spoke with the designer to discuss his...

Architect Atsushi Kitagawara’s Japan Pavilion earned Gold Prize winner for best exhibition design at Expo Milano 2015 for its computer-graphic images and washoku—traditional Japanese cuisine. The interactive digital installation Harmony, created by teamLab, had visitors walking a six-minute loop through screens of...

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