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Archive for April, 2013

ALESSIEYES Eyewear by Frederic Gooris

Eyewear. Alessi. In the same sentence? Think again. This year Alessi went in a very different direction in Milan. The Italian company introduced a line of eyewear called ALESSIEYES designed by Belgian designer Frederic Gooris. The debut collection, called “Kompas”, includes 8 sunglasses and 15 frames, with four color variations for each style. But why…




Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair Now in Molded Wood

You already know the Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair from Herman Miller as an iconic piece. In May, Herman Miller will add molded wood in a range of veneer and base options, collectively called the Eames Molded Wood Side Chairs. So why molded wood? When the original plastic chair line was designed by Charles and…




Tadao Ando’s Dream Chair Revealed in Milan

Last year we reported the announcement of Ando’s first chair design, marked as a tribute to Hans J. Wegner. This year at the Salone del Mobile, the final product – named the Dream Chair – was revealed at a press conference at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. We were very delighted to be a…




TÊTE DE BOIS Headwear by Andrea Deppieri

At Spazio Rossana Orlandi this year there is no lack of great design. I just didn’t expect to see something quite as unique as this line of wooden headwear called TÊTE DE BOIS designed by Andrea Deppieri. At first glance I had thought it was a part of an installation, but when Andrea put on…




Danish Chromatism at the Triennale Design Museum

As with the years past at the Salone del Mobile, it is impossible to see every exhibit (or even most of them) during the week. However, the Triennale Design Museum is always on the top of my hit list, as there are normally some great installations, and this year was no exception. Just after attending…




Interview: Patricia Urquiola Talks About the Hosu Lounge for Coalesse

We all work every day, many of us sitting in front of a desk staring at computers all day and never taking a break. Some companies in the Silicon Valley have set up game rooms or other lounge areas intended for employees to relax, or have some sort of work-life-balance type of arrangement set up…




Interview: Tokujin Continues to Shine with Sparkle for Kartell

On the first day of the Salone del Mobile, we had a chance to talk to Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka about this latest work called “Sparkle” for Kartell. The concept for Sparkle came about when Tokujin had a discussion with Claudio Luti, the CEO of Kartell about producing a product that would result in a…