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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…




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: 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…




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Milan 2012 Preview: MIA Stackable Chairs by Jean Nouvel by EMU

Italian company EMU will reveal its new MIA stackable chair collection designed by French architect and designer Jean Nouvel. The collection consists of stackable chairs with or without armrests, armchairs, a high stool, a bench and a round and rectangular table. The chair itself is made of tubular steel, and the seat and backrest are…




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Lunch at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant

I had the great opportunity to dine at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant yesterday at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. As stated in a previous post, this “preview” restaurant is one that is fully powered by (and therefore dependent on) solar energy, so the amount of sunshine each day will determine the menu…




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Pop-up Restaurants During Milan’s Fuori Salone

This year the Fuori Salone will also feature some pop-up restaurants as part of design showcases for designers and architects. Here are a few that we found to be interesting: Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant This is a “preview” restaurant that is a collaboration between Catalan designer Martí Guixé, Finnish food visionary Antto Melasniemi and…




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Milan Preview: Yill Mobile Energy Storage Unit by Younicos

Berlin-based company Younicos will launch a mobile energy storage unit called Yill during the Tortona Design Week (formerly known as Zona Tortona), during the Salone del Mobile. The unit is mobile – one can easily move the unit around the 50kg unit (around 110 lbs) with its “wheel” design by Werner Aisslinger – so power…