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Milan Design Week

Bendable Tin Bowls Andreu Carulla

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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Ro by Jaime Hayon: Comfort and Tranquility

Fritz Hansen revealed Ro, a 1 1/2 chair designed by Jaime Hayon that was built as a space where comfort and tranquility come together. It is not a very difficult concept to explain, as the original Fritz Hansen brief to Mr Hayon was “…to create a comfortable seat for one person”. So he did. The…




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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…




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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…




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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…