Design

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Exploring the paradigm of nature and design in future cities

MILAN – Pierattelli Architects pushes the boundaries of Milan’s urban reclamation and ecological projects with an installation that’s green in more ways than one.

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Designing for democracy and diversity in the workplace

OBJECTS – Koleksiyon’s office furniture unshackles workers from assigned stations, and empowers them to reinterpret their workspace.

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The icon of good ideas sets the scene for Pedrali

MILAN – Lights, camera, showtime. Calvi Brambilla incorporates the light bulb’s dramatic symbolism into architectural exhibition volumes for furniture brand Pedrali.

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Flos distills light, setting it free to find new form

Milan – The Jewels after Jewels after Jewels installation in the Flos showroom expresses the materiality of light through the modular chandeliers by Michael Anastassiades.

 

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A Day With: Nika Zupanc

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Although not a fan of tight schedules, designer Nika Zupanc fits everything from exercise to music into her day – all before six in the evening.

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Frame awards the best stands at Salone del Mobile 2018

MILAN – Yesterday in the hour of Italian aperitivo, the Diocesan Museum courtyard came alive with the most noteworthy designers and brands at Salone this year.

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Redefining imitation materials, Jorge Penadés restructures leather

Madrid – In Frame 122, we look at surfaces and materials that are not what they seem: from Kengo Kuma’s hardwood veneers to Onno Adriaanse’s foam shelving.

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Where the new generation of hospitality designers are made

Barcelona – A Master in Interior Design at IED Barcelona prepares students for the changing landscape of hospitality design.

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Buchmesse ArtsPlus
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Transforming building materials into unexpected furniture

OBJECTS – Creatives are repurposing building materials to bridge architecture and product design with an array of noteworthy and unexpected pieces of furniture.

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With Tom Dixon, Lidewij Edelkoort discusses the future of design

Milan – On 19 April, trendforecaster Lidewij Edelkoort hosts a masterclass and a special design expert talk with Tom Dixon exploring intuition in contemporary design.

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Joy and other expressions of the new wave of ceramics

OBJECTS – In his latest book New Wave Clay, Tom Morris breaks down the liberalizing force revitalizing ceramic design.

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Having achieved design cohesion, materiality is put to work

Manama, Bahrain – Taking the expansive geometry of Islamic patterns as inspiration, the interior of the Al Baraka Banking Group HQ has been designed with a focus on materiality.