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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…

Container Desk Lamp by Benjamin Hubert for Ligne Roset

Today at IMM Cologne, French company Ligne Roset will introduce its first collaboration with designer Benjamin Hubert called ‘Container’. Container is a desk lamp made from ceramic components, which is usually associated with tableware. Mr Hubert’s ‘materials driven, process led, industrial design approach’ used the ceramic to contain the lighting components as well as to…

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Cafe Aalto, Helsinki

During my visit to the World Design Capital 2012 in Helsinki I also had the opportunity to stop by Cafe Aalto, designed by the famous architect, located inside the Akateeminen Kirjakauppa (Academic Bookstore) building called the Kirjatalo (Book House), which was also designed by Aalto. The interesting thing about the cafe itself is really the…

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SaloneSatellite: TikTikTik Lamp by Studio if

Even though the Salone del Mobile has been over for more than a week, there is still a stack of things on our desk that we still want to write about. One of those things is the TikTikTik Lamp presented by Taiwanese design studio Studio if at the SaloneSatellite. It was the concept of the…

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Anisha Lamp by Lievore Altherr Molina for Foscarini

The Anisha table lamp that we wrote about during the Salone del Mobile is now available in the US. Designed by Spanish studio Lievore Altherr Molina, this elliptical table lamp surrounds empty space, and with the touch of a button, fills with light. In Argentinean Spanish “anisho” means ring, but the name “Anisha” is also…

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2011: A Design Year in Review (Almost), Part One

Since our site launched in March of this year, we covered different aspects of design – from interiors to furniture to architecture and style. Here is a quick review of our favorites of the year. Enjoy! Posts from the Salone del Mobile You can’t have a website that talks about design without talking about the…

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Flama Lamp by Martí Guixé for Danese

Catalan designer Martí Guixé designed this Flama Lamp for the upcoming holiday season for Italian company Danese. The lamp is made with a candleholder base with a magnet at the bottom that supports the LED body that is adjustable and even reversible. With this flexibility, there are many ways to make the light work for…