Amid the extravangance of Milan design week, these new products launched at the Salone del Mobile really made their mark.
Fierce competition has made exhibition stand design is a vital part of making Milan design week a success. ICON picks out some of the most striking stands from Salone del Mobile 2018.
The British-born, Milan-based designer – who worked with Muji, Thonet, Arper, Magis and Olivetti – is the subject of a new monograph, published by Phaidon. The book is full of unpublished sketches, some of which are featured here
The inaugural event brought together a diverse range of products and brands and heralded the arrival of China on the international design stage
Hadid, who recently opened a huge shopping complex in Beijing and launched a sculptural shoe, has had a prolific year. Brand Zaha is now a formidable, swooshing global force.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma specialise in challenging conventional ways of thinking about traditional materials such as leather and charcoal – and despite their collaborations with big-name manufacturers, they show no sign of losing their edge.
This year in Milan we caught up with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. As the brothers reflect on 15 years of working together, Erwan explains why age and success haven’t made them complacent.
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.
Konstantin Grcic’s radical take on the office chair shatters the ergonomists’ monopoly on workplace design and turns a bumrest into a tool.