Design

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Long ahead of her time, Eileen Fisher is now doing to homes what she did to clothes

Milan – With this Waste No More installation, Eileen Fisher and Sigh Ahl engage in a type of aesthetic activism that goes beyond the closet and into the living room.

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Loewe’s Milan exhibition unexpectedly took us to heaven in a handbasket

Milan – And now, for Jonathan Anderson’s latest trick: channeling a Mallorcan villa instead of crowded Via Montenapoleone during Milan Design Week.

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This furniture brand is quietly doing sustainability – with an Italian twist

Milan – Inside Pedrali’s Palace of Wonders at this Salone del Mobile, new releases by CMP Design proposed a bridge between the carefree past and a careful future.

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Forget clay: these delftware vases are made from human tissue

Eindhoven – Hongjie Yang's Semi-Human Delft Blue vases, made with human cells, were engineered with a process used for cancer research.

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Why did this Salone booth do so well with digital-savvy fair visitors?

Milan – It’s one thing to get visitors on your stand, but how do you keep them there long enough to deliver your message? USM and UNStudio figured it out.

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Here are our top product picks from Salone del Mobile 2019

Milan – From modular work furnishings that prioritise future tech to pleasing ways to stack chairs, here are our product highlights from this year’s Salone del Mobile.

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What’s with all the TV launches in Milan? Cord cutters, plummeting sales and Instagram

Milan – Streaming video killed the TV star – that is, the former star of the living room. In Milan, design houses partnered with electronic manufacturers to counter that. 

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A nondescript apartment building hid a Milan installation you’ll regret having missed

Milan – Many designers speak of creating an urban oasis during Milan Design Week, but Masquespacio’s installation for terracotta manufacturer Poggi Ugo truly delivered.

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Seven things your brand can learn from a Milan newcomer that got everything right

Milan – A vinyl flooring company had one of the most outstanding Milan Design Week debuts we’ve seen in years. Here, Tarkett and Note Design Studio reveal their strategy.

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This year’s COS Milan installation went bigger — as in, it was made with bold humility

Milan – By bringing architect Arthur Mamou-Mani on board for its Milan Design Week installation, titled Conifera, the Swedish brand threw down a production gauntlet.

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Want to see life on Mars? Look to SEArch+'s prize-winning habitat concept for NASA

New York City – The American firm's first place proposal is a conceptual habitat for humans that could be 3D-printed from indigenous Martian material using autonomous robotics.

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The IKEA-Sonos speakers are a big deal… because you hate your neighbours

Milan – The new Symfonisk WiFi speakers, released during this Milan Design Week, are IKEA’s way of saying that freedom from urban noise should be a primary right.