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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…




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Bendable Tin Bowls by Andreu Carulla Studio

During Milan Design Week, Andreu Carulla Studio presented its PLAT TOU tin bowls at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. The plates were made by Japanese artisans in Toyama Prefecture using traditional techniques to create a bowl that is easily bendable into different shapes. I’ve tried it and it looks amazing. The bowls were especially made for the…




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Yves Béhar Mixes Things Up with Sodastream

Sodastream created a wonderful idea to create your own soda at home. Now the idea has been taken to the next level during Milan Design Week with the Sodastream MIX designed by Yves Béhar. This is a prototype machine that can now carbonate any liquid – including liquids with fruit or pulp – which opens…




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Traditions Matter: An Interview with Kasper Holst Pedersen of PP Møbler

I sat down with Kasper Holst Pedersen, who is the third-generation owner of Danish furniture house PP Møbler, to talk about why they are in Milan, and about his family’s passion for craftsmanship. This year during the Milan Furniture Fair, PP Møbler is showcasing themselves in the historic Palazzo Litta (built in 1648). The showcase…




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Alessi’s 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

I recently met with Mr Paolo Cravedi, Managing Director for Alessi Americas in their San Francisco flagship store to view the 2015 Spring/Summer Collection. As you may know, I am personally a big fan of Alessi and their work, so I am always excited to see what’s new. Trinity by Adam Cornish The Australian designer…




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Design City: Vienna

I’ve always thought of Vienna in the traditional sense: it’s the city of music and cafes. However, in modern-day Vienna, design has found a place in this beautiful city. I took a stroll around the cold and windy city last month looking for some cool design spots. Many of the cool design shops are actually…

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Issey Miyake’s Reality Lab Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka

About a week ago, Issey Miyake’s REALITY LAB opened in the Aoyama district of Tokyo. This experimental shop houses Issey Miyake’s new brand HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE and the men’s product line by 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE. The space design by Tokujin Yoshioka comprises of contrasts between the texture of peeled walls and the futuristic…