Milan articles

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In the hotel business, what makes for a good client-designer relationship?

Amsterdam – To hotelier Liran Wizman and architect Piero Lissoni, tension is a good thing, while business-as-usual is bad. Here are the key takeaways from their Frame Lab talk.

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‘Sensitivity is a democratic quality that is not specifically gender-related’

Milan – Born in Spain but based in Italy, Patricia Urquiola believes empathy rather than style defines her as a designer.

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All the showroom’s a stage in Bally’s new Milan space

Milan – Storage Associati revived a historic landmark theatre in the Italian city for the Swiss luxury fashion house’s offices and showroom.

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Palm Angels brings Los Angeles skate culture (with a Milanese twist) to Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The retail brand spatially interprets American cultural tropes with its first brick-and-mortar presence.

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Paolo Brambilla talks about designing intrigue for MADE Expo 2019

Milan – For this year's MADE Expo Milan, architecture office Calvi Brambilla created the Elle Décor Design Box. 

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Balenciaga resurrected dad sneakers. Next on the turn-ugly-cool agenda? Casino carpets

Milan – The carpets designed by artist Cayetano Ferrer put Demna Gvasalia's vision for Balenciaga's interiors into question.

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We’re sounding off: this is one of the most underrated materials in spatial design

Amsterdam – Often, the acoustic design and engineering of everyday environments goes unnoticed. Sound Materials highlights cases from the likes of OMA and i29.

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Frame Awards judge Paola Navone wonders whether we’ll need objects in the future

Milan – Perpetual traveller – and part of our 2019 Residences category jury– Paola Navone contemplates fun, frittatas and an object-free future.

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MADE Expo Milan accelerates ideas in architecture and construction

Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, MADE Expo is meant to be an accelerator of ideas for revitalizing the sector by serving as a platform for dialogue. 

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Are you an emerging designer? 'ein&zwanzig' wants to take you to Milan in 2019

Milan – With this platform, the German Design Council helps showcase the work of 21 up-and-coming design talents – and the 2019 edition is now open for submissions.

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A new store in Milan is designed to age like an old pair of jeans

Milan – For the new flagship store of Milan-based denim company Jacob Cohën, Area-17 explored the ageing process of every material on display.

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Kengo Kuma provides a sensorial experience in the age of e-commerce

Milan – When a heritage company like Valextra evolves, its stores evolve as well. Case in point: the tactile Kengo Kuma installation at the flagship Milan shop.