Posts tagged as 'Milan Design Week'
The Magis showroom on the Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi will play host to the innovative designs of renowned design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec; photo Patrick Tomei Neri for Brera Design District 2012
Looking, now more than ever, for ways of adding value to its products, there’s a renaissance of craft-based thinking within design manufacturing taking place. Where better to see this trend presented and discussed than in Milan’s leading design quarter, Brera, which has long been the cradle of artistic expression and craftsmanship? (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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‘Growth Chair’ by Mathias Bengtsson
Designer Mathias Bengtsson strives to discover ways of challenging technology and combines industrial techniques with traditional cabinetmaking methods often with unconventional results. With ‘Growth Chair’ he has created a sculptural, organic work that resembles the tangled roots of a tree.
‘Kitchen Scales’ by Helena Karelson
Helena Karelson’s clever ‘Kitchen Scales’, consisting of two kitchen measuring jugs, measure not only by volume but also by weight using the age-old water displacement method.
‘MyWorld’ lounge system by Philippe Starck for Cassina
French designer Philippe Starck has created a simple yet hi-tech design for ‘MyWorld’, a modular lounge system that invites the user to be both relaxed and stay in contact, “a challenge that mirrors the needs and habits in a constantly changing world where work and leisure have an essential role.” says Cassina.
‘Deep-sea’ shelving by Nendo for Glas Italia
At next month’s Milan Design Week Japanese design studio Nendo will be showing ‘Deep-sea’, a furnishings collection composed of a low table and shelving unit for glass manufacturer Glas Italia.
‘Element’ furniture collection by Tokujin Yoshioka
Tokujin Yoshioka’s ‘Element’, a furniture collection with a sculptural form inspired by the natural, random structure of crystal, will be shown by Italian brand Desalto, known for its innovative metalworking techniques, at Salone del Mobile 2013 in Milan next month.
Veneer Vases Collection by Cristina Celestino
‘PAST / FUTURE: Enzo Mari and contemporary Italian design’ is an exhibition inspired by the noted Italian modernist designer. Curated by Vincenzo Basile with Maddalena Grassi Polito, the Fuorisalone event intends to display the “common thread [that] links together the tradition of Italian craftmanship, the quality of the project, from the Masters to the new players of today.” say the organizers.
‘Orion’ coffee table by Jarrod Lim for Bonaldo
Painted steel threads in various diameters form the base of ‘Orion’, a coffee table design by Jarrod Lim for Bonaldo. The overlapping rings give the coffee table an architectural look that is softened by the opaque glass of the table top.