Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:05


The inaugural grouping of exclusive British design brands (sponsored by Icon), including Modus, Benchmark, 
Wedgwood and Anglepoise, was one of the highlights of the Zona Tortona district.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:54

Milan: Lighting

Philippe Starck’s Mary Poppins-inspired chandelier and Nathalie Dewez’s counterbalanced desk lamp both shone brightly this year.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:43

Twirl by Zaha Hadid

A sculptural installation of porcelain tiles and fluorescent lights transformed an 18th-century courtyard at the University  of Milan during the furniture fair.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:49

Milan: Seven Chairs

A selection of the best chairs from the Salone del Mobile, including one made from hemp, a ghostly outline of a classic, an architect’s angular creation and another designed as a tax dodge.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:34

Limited-edition Patricia Urquiola

Not content with presenting 12 projects during the furniture fair, the Spanish designer also staged her first exhibition of limited-edition pieces on the theme of wastefulness.

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Riccardo Blumer and Matteo Borghi’s chair is based on the designers’ belief that the body is a machine for movement.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:57

Italian Design Report: Luca Nichetto

The Venetian designer has recently opened a second studio in Stockholm and is letting his new, bicultural existence influence his work.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:44

Italian Design Report: Bridge of Peace

With several new buildings in Tbilisi, Michele De Lucchi is bringing Italian design to the historic heart of Georgia’s capital. But is his latest work a powerful statement or a bridge too far?

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Monday, 04 April 2011 14:05

Designjunction in Milan

At next week’s Milan Furniture Fair, there’ll be a new exhibition dedicated to showcasing the best in British design. Designjunction will be taking over the Zegna showroom in the heart of Zona Tortona to bring together products from exclusive brands including Modus, Innermost, Benchmark and Anglepoise.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 13:23

Milan Furniture Fair: Scholten and Baijings

Scholten and Baijings were word of mouth favourites at Milan this year.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:51

Milan Furniture Fair: Ventura Lambrate

Lambrate – a former industrial district on the outskirts of town – scooped-up the design scene’s young talent this year.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:34

Milan Furniture Fair Continued

Some more collections from this years Milan Furniture Fair.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:03

Milan Furniture Fair: Five Chairs

E15, Offect, Källemo, Branca and Magis - the five chairs.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 09:55

Milan Furniture Fair

A volcanic ash cloud stole the show in Milan. But then again it wasn’t difficult for a natural phenomenon to step into the limelight at the Milan furniture fair as it was a year dominated by safe launches. The daring and inventiveness we predicted that the recession would bring didn’t come to fruition this year either.

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Thursday, 08 July 2010 08:47

The Milan Furniture Fair: Chairless

Chairless will be one of the talking points of Milan: it’s a chair with none of the attributes the word implies.

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Thursday, 08 July 2010 06:18

The Milan Furniture Fair Part 1

The Milan Furniture Fair promises to be as vibrant as ever, although the recession is still likely to loom large.

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Wednesday, 07 July 2010 15:53

Masataka Matsumura womenswear collection

Origami was the starting point for Masataka Matsumura’s first womenswear collection for the Italian-Japanese fashion brand Giuliano Fujiwara.

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Wednesday, 05 May 2010 09:27

Milan: Droog

After a year of public brawls between co-founders Gijs Bakker and Renny Ramakers leading to Bakker’s resignation, we can’t say we were expecting much from Dutch conceptual design company Droog – but it came up trumps.

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Tuesday, 04 May 2010 13:17

Milan: Stefan Diez for E15

The German designer has turned his successful Houdini chair into a whole collection.

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Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:38

Milan: Two new pieces by Cappellini

A stool and a kayak-shaped bench were the best pieces in Cappellini’s collection this year.

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