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Archive for March, 2013

80 Years of Aalto’s Stool 60

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60, produced by Artek, the company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The design of the stool itself, with the use of wood instead of bent steel was revolutionary back in the 30s. It is of course durable – with…




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ICEHOTEL 2013 Designs Gets Cooler

I can’t believe more than a year has gone by since my trip to the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. It was definitely a trip I will never forget. This year I followed-up with Ms Sofi Ruotsalainen, a member of the elite ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group, who designs and builds the hotel each year, to…




Milan 2013 Preview: Porta Venezia in Design

This year, the Porta Venezia in Design circuit will officially launch as part of the Fuori Salone during the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). Centered around the Porta Venezia area of Milan, this new circuit that brings art and design with the Italian Liberty style architectural experience in the area. What’s new is the…




Milan 2013 Preview: Maserati by Zanotta

During the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), Zanotta and Maserati will unveil a leather lounge chair “Maserati by Zanotta” that is created by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. The lounge chair was conceived as an homage to the new Maserati Quattroporte, designed by Marco Tencone at the Centro Stile Maserati. The design duo then developed…




Milan 2013 Preview: Creative Space Serbia

Milan has always been an eye-opener for me, even though this would be my sixth year of attendance. These days I don’t find myself in Tortona as often, as it has matured into a commercial presentation of design. However, I ran across some designs from Serbia that were eye catching and want to share them…




New Fritz Hansen Showroom in Milan

A new showroom for The Republic of Fritz Hansen™ opened in mid-December 2012 in the Brera district of Milan. Designed by Italian company Spotti, the showroom mixes Nordic design with Milanese elegance, combining historic pieces of the Fritz Hansen brand with works of new designers and companies never before distributed in Italy. The space is…