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Salone Satellite: Lighting

On this first day of the Salone del Mobile at the fairgrounds, the first thing I went to visit was the Salone Satellite, featuring young designers. Over the last 10+ years at the show, I’ve seen Salone Satellite grow into a bigger, more professional setting yet continuing to provide young designers a forum to showcase…

Open Sky: A Collaboration Between COS and Phillip K. Smith III

It’s been two years since my last Salone del Mobile/ Milan Design Week – so I have been looking forward to this event for months. During press preview day, the first thing I had to see was this installation called “Open Sky” from COS and Phillip K. Smith III. Housed in Palazzo Isimbardi, the installation…

August Smart Lock

August Redesigns Your Home – with a Lock and a Doorbell

We’ve all had to do this at one time or another in our lives: wait for the repairman. Or a friend who needs to come by to drop-off or pickup something, so you’re stuck at home. August solved this problem last year when the company introduced the August Smart Lock. The lock allowed the lock…

2015-09 Royal Hotel - FI

Return to Room 606 at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen

Two years after our initial visit, we are back at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen – today known as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. We’ve learned new facts about this room: The vanity in the room was originally designed for Arne Jacobsen’s wife. The lights in the room can move along the track that they…

2015-09 Fritz Hansen Lobby - FI

A Visit to Fritz Hansen: The Legacy and the Future

We recently had the opportunity to visit Fritz Hansen offices just outside Copenhagen to learn more about their philosophy in furniture making, as well as their vision for the future. The Legacy Begins. Fritz Hansen started in 1872, with specialization in decorative, wooden legs for tables and chairs. From there the company began to thrive….

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs, up close.

Ever wonder how some of your favorite designs are made? Fritz Hansen and Design Within Reach is now on a US national tour celebrating architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and showcasing two of his iconic chairs: Egg™ and Series 7™. So what are these chairs about? The Series 7 Chair is probably one of the…

Norwegian Design at Collective Design Fair

When it comes to Nordic design, Norway is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Over the last 10 years, the largest contingent we’ve seen is probably from 100% Norway at the London Design Festival; however, in Milan this year the Norwegian Presence exhibition was also significant. During last month’s Collective Design Fair…