October 2021

Posts tagged as 'Fuorisalone'

Detail of the 'Bamboo-steel' table by Nendo for HAN Gallery

A result of a research on the history of Taiwanese bamboo furniture, these intricate, delicately hand-woven stainless steel tables were realised by the acclaimed Japanese practice Nendo as part of HAN Gallery‘s ‘Yii Designers’ series. Presented earlier in April at Milan’s Ventura Lambrate, the series features traditional hexagonal weave pattern which, instead off bamboo, has been achieved by weaving a number of thin steel strips into adjoining triangles. (more…)

Massproductions' 'Tio' chair along with objects which inspired the design; photo © Julia Hetta

During this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile fair, the young Swedish furniture brand Massproductions has presented its products in an exhibition setting where each of the designs was showcased along with an object, form or material which inspired it. Developed in collaboration with a sculptor and set designer Sahara Kleerup, ‘Odd Couples’ was on view between 17 – 22 April 2012 on Milan’s Via Varese 12 and the exhibition is now set to ‘tour the world’. (more…)

'Duii' lamp by Diesel with Foscarini

Continuing their ongoing collaboration initiated back in 2009, the famous clothing brand Diesel and the Italian lighting specialists Foscarini have realised a new collection of lamps. Comprising five new pendant, table and floor lamp designs, the series of novelties includes this small, jolly model ‘Duii mini’. Inspired by both: its namesake Disney character and a form of ‘the headlight of a classic car’, ‘Duii mini’ is available in two colours; bright yellow or dark grey and the design was presented earlier last month at the Temporary Museum For New Design in Superstudio Piu. (more…)

'Dusty Copper' by Jung-Cheng Su; photo by Nicolas Genta

‘Hot Tools’ was one of three exhibitions presented by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne on the occasion of this year’s Salone del Mobile. Showcasing the outcome of a workshop led by the acclaimed French designer Ronan Bouroullec and glassblower Matteo Gonet during which 20 Product Design (MA) students were asked to devise and build novel tools and forms which were most likely to result in an interesting, traditionally-blown glass objects, the exhibition featured eight innovative glass pieces as well as the novel devices which were employed in the production process. Watch the footage from this hugely innovative and inspiring workshop in the video below. (more…)

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, as seen by Architonic

In the next instalment of our ever-popular photo tours, we feature an inspirational selection of images from what without a doubt had to be one of the most inspiring and eclectic exhibitions which took place as part of Fuorisalone during this year’s Salone del Mobile fair. Featuring the most interesting products and exhibitions by Piet Hein Eek, Petite Friture, Daniel Rybakken, Metalarte, booo studio and many more, our Spazio Rossana Orlandi album is a true kaleidoscope of beautiful, unique and curious colours, textures and forms. Enjoy!


to Architonic’s photo tour of Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Detail of the five-course 'Dish of desire'

Known for his love of nature, the Dutch designer Frederik Roijé has realised this rather lavish birdfeeder aptly named ‘Dish of desire.’ In its form, the pendant design resembles that of a tiered tea tray synonymous with the indulgent and very British tradition of afternoon tea. Here however, scones, cakes, and cucumber sandwiches are replaced with grains, kernels and seeds as this elegant piece is intended for outdoor use as a serving plate for birds rather than tea-goers. Available in a one-, two-, three- or five-course versions, ‘Dish of desire’ was presented last week in Milan’s Zona Tortona, on Via Novi 5. (more…)

'ICON 03' chair by Jan Plecháč for NgispeN

Drawing his inspiration from the iconic De Stijl Red and Blue Chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld almost one hundred years ago (in 1917), a young award-winning Czech designer Jan Plecháč has created this bold, wire chair for Gispen’s ‘Playing With Tradition’ brand NgispeN. Launched last week at the Temporary Museum For New Design in Superstudio Piu, ‘ICON 03’ can be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to its durable steel structure. (more…)

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Milan 2012: ‘ICON 03’ chair by Jan Plecháč for NgispeN (NL)