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Inside the Alessi Flagship Store in Milan

The Alessi flagship store on Via Manzoni 14-16 in Milan, just a short stroll from the designer shops on Via Montenapoleone, is an experience that is designed by Catalan “ex-designer” Martí Guixé. Guixé has a long working relationship with Alessi on various projects, and this store design is the second after the Shop Museum in…




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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…




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Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant Opens in Helsinki

During the Salone del Mobile in April, I had the great opportunity to dine at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan (see previous post). The pop-up restaurant was presented as a preview to the Helsinki opening, which happened earlier this month. The concept of the restaurant was a…




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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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In Milan: Dream Factories at the Triennale Design Museum

For the upcoming 50th (yes, fiftieth!) edition of the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), the Dream Factories exhibit enters its fourth year at the Triennale Design Museum with the theme of “People, Ideas and Paradoxes of Italian Design”. Curated by Alberto Alessi, the managing director of the world-famous Alessi factory, this exhibition is devoted…




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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…