Porro’s systems of furniture for the day area of the penthouse of the Velasca Tower in Milan

31/07/2015 - Among the most appreciated names of the design industry for the research on the finishes, the refinement of the lines and the technical quality of the details, Porro in the year of its 90° birthday participates in the interiors of the Velasca Tower’s penthouse in Milan, as part of Urban Up, the redevelopment project started by the Unipol Group to valorize some of the most important Milanese buildings of its property. The set up, curated by Piero Lissoni, creates a space for exclusive events involving the principal firms of the Italian design, where to feel the emotion of living in one of the most exclusive apartments of this icon of modern architecture, with a unique...

#Piero Lissoni#Porro#Torre Velasca
A cozy resort in the heart of the Bavarian Alps

B&B Italia furnishes the new Schloss Elmau Retreat - Luxury Suites & Spa

31/07/2015 - Schloss Elmau, luxury resort in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, has chosen the B&B Italia furnishings to welcome the “g7” leaders.   With an old-style charm but extremely modern, sSchloss Elmau is an exclusive location with impressive but intimate interiors. The new Schloss Elmau Retreat - Luxury Suites & Spa complex, which opened last march, is part of the same complex. it is a hotel within the hotel with 47 suites, restaurants, lounges, library, terraces, and spa, to offer its guests a unique experience.   B&B Italia furnishings fit perfectly this prestigious location, among them the Husk chairs by Patricia Urquiola have been chosen...

#B&B Italia#Schloss Elmau Retreat - Luxury Suites & Spa#Patricia Urquiola#Jeffrey Bernett#Antonio Citterio
Get more from less

The philosophy of We Do Wood

30/07/2015 - We Do Wood introduces two new products called Coat Frame and Octagon. The new products follow the strict sustainability principles of We Do Wood, and both products are made from certified moso bamboo, one of the most sustainable natural resources the world has.   Coat Frame consists of three adjustable coat hangers, which are mounting in a frame made of bamboo. The coat hooks are mounted on three metal bars, and can be adjusted both sideways and in height. The bamboo frame serves both as mounting system and also creates a beautiful visual framework for the family jackets, scarfs and so on.   Octagon is a new piece of crafted furniture for the home with plenty of functions....

#We Do Wood#Sustainability#Moso bamboo
Stack: synchronised furniture

The collection designed Borja García for GANDIABLASCO

29/07/2015 - Balance, harmony and comfort are fused together with functionality to create a collection of stackable outdoors furniture. STACK, the collection designed by Borja García for GANDIABLASCO adds to its line with new modular sofas, single leg tables, stools, poufs and high backed armchairs. STACK is inspired by the nautical aesthetic with stylistic references to the 60s and 70s where the purity of elemental pieces and the simplicity of materials lend a formality that guides the entire collection. Its structure manufactured from thermo-welded aluminium profiles guarantees resistance to inclement exterior conditions. Batyline fabric is used over...

#GANDIABLASCO#Stack#Borja García
Brussels Environment Agency

American cherry brings its natural colour and warmth to Europe’s largest passive office building

29/07/2015 - Europe’s largest entirely passive office building was inaugurated last January on one of Brussels major urban regeneration sites called Tour & Taxis on the inland port’s quayside.   This area owes its original name to the founders of the Belgian postal system, the Von Thurn und Tassis family. Once a major freight hub at the end of C19th with both waterway and railway facilities, Tour & Taxis is set to become today a model of sustainable urban regeneration that will attract the population back towards the canal quayside. To set this major urban scheme on the right footing the Brussels region decided to launch a flagship project by locating the new headquarters...

#AHEC#Brussels Environment Agency#Architectenbureau Cepezed b.v
Riva 1920 in the heart of Expo 2015

Pangea table by De Lucchi the amazing and central location of Piazza Italia

27/07/2015 - Pangea table design by Michele De Lucchi and made by Riva 1920 for Expo 2015, is now on display in the amazing and central location of Piazza Italia, the heart of Expo 2015. The project takes inspiration and its name from Pangea, the single continental mass which is thought to have included all the lands above sea-level and which in later geological eras broke up to give today’s continents.   The 80 square meters top in Kauri, millennial wood coming from New Zealand, is made of 19 shaped pieces and it is supported by 271 legs in Briccola wood, oak posts retrieved from Venice Lagoon. The core of the realization of this project is the respect for the environment...

#Expo Milano 2015#Riva 1920#Pangea#Michele De Lucchi
Aluminium curtains inspired by traditional textile handcrafts of the Otavalo region

KriskaDECOR covers Ecuador Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

24/07/2015 - KriskaDECOR becomes one of the protagonists at the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition thanks to its participation in covering the Ecuador pavilion, an architectonic work designed by Zorrozua y Asociados that evokes the concept of “Good Living” (or 'Sumak Kawsay', in Quechua), through a blend of tradition - inspired shapes and graphical symbols. The folkloric motifs that make up the façade’s composition are a universal reflection of Ecuadorian culture, and they are inspired in the traditional textile handcrafts of the Otavalo region.   Thanks to the use of KriskaDECOR aluminium curtains we get, on every side of the building, a unique composition....

#Ecuador Pavilion#KriskaDECOR#Zorrozua y Asociados#Expo Milano 2015
Nina Simone's notes inspired Studio Sputnik

New Missana sofa reminiscent of a grand piano with a soft and feminine feel

23/07/2015 - The Spanish company Missana has just launched the latest piece they’ve added to their most vanguardist collection, “The Novelties”. This time is the interior design studio Sputnik the one that has designed this piece for them, an extremely elegant sofa with a very feminine feel and a unique shape.   Simone seeks to be the main character in every play, to be the star of the show in every room. The young designers from Sputnik Studio have taken care of every little detail, carefully studied every curve of the sofa in order to make it attractive to the naked eye from any angle, including its back, Simone does not want to be punished against the wall. Elegant...

#Missana#Simone#Sputnik
Artek turns 80

The Scandinavian brand celebrates by presenting two discoveries from the Alvar Aalto archives

23/07/2015 - To celebrate the past 80 years of Artek, two discoveries from the Alvar Aalto archives are here introduced in a limited edition of 80 pieces each: an Experimental Wood Relief and the Maison Louis Carré Table.   Experimental Wood Relief - Design Alvar Aalto, 1934 Alvar Aalto started experimenting with laminated bent wood in 1929. Besides giving rise to many of the technical solutions on which Aalto’s bentwood furniture is based, the experiments also resulted in wood reliefs made of bent birch lamella. These reliefs were part of an important process of solving the technical challenges relating to his furniture developments as well as a method for Aalto...

#Artek#Alvar Aalto
Innovation through lighting: iGuzzini at Expo Milano 2015

The Italian brand lights-up over 40 exhibition areas

23/07/2015 - A gigantic exhibition with a display area of over a million square metres, an estimated 20 million visitors, and 144 countries involved for 184 days with activities that focus on the main theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. At the Expo, iGuzzini is exhibiting both its products, and its vision of light, in no less than 40 areas and pavilions. iGuzzini is an international community at the service of architecture and the development of a culture of light, and through its mission of "Social Innovation Through Lighting" it seeks to use light to improve mankind’s relationship with the environment through research,...

#Expo Milano 2015#IGuzzini
Daydreamer, the ideal place to relax and dream

Iranian and Indian heritage inspired Jan Kath

22/07/2015 - In the spacious gardens of traditional manor houses in Iran and India, upholstered divans with colorful cushions are among the most important pieces of furniture. They are often set up over a little river by the shade of a tree, the ideal place to relax and dream in the midday heat. Inspired by these places of relaxation, Jan Kath has designed his first piece of furniture: the DAYDREAMER. Carpets from his “Erased Heritage” collection (knotted by hand from wool and silk) are transformed into mattresses and cushions in various sizes. In keeping with the Oriental tradition, they are stuffed with hand-spun raw cotton, providing a unique feeling when laid on. The...

#Jan Kath#Daydreamer
Bold yet feminine geometrics inspires Nitin Goyal London

Textile collections on show in Paris at M&O

31/07/2015 - Nitin Goyal London presents an exciting new range of contemporary home textiles- cushions and throws along with newly launched fabrics and furnishings, kitchen and table linen at M&O 2015.   Influenced by cultural arts and imagery expressed with an array of techniques, colours and uniquely designed prints, inspiration for our new Collection comes from our love for bold yet feminine geometrics, which is reinterpreted in our printed range through a colourful interplay of geo shapes in the hues of grey, black iris, ink blue, berries, lavender, teal and petrol. This is combined with the gentle geometries of our hand silk screen printed range, which gives an overall feeling...

#Nitin Goyal London#Nitin Goyal#M&O#Maison&Objet
Portuguese heritage lands in Paris

Mambo Unlimited Ideas at M&O 2015

30/07/2015 - Mambo Unlimited Ideas on the occasion of Maison & Objet September 2015 will present its novelties at the parisian audience.   Mambo Unlimited Ideas is based in Lisbon, Portugal, a country with a long crafts tradition. The city of Lisbon growing dynamic reflects the emerging creativity and energy that is making Lisbon to be recognised as a new cultural and business cluster and here were gathered the energies of talented people to develop products. Mambo Unlimited Ideas work is developed towards global business, with international inspiration, while rooted in their local knowledge and crafts expertise. Their growing presence in the international market reflects Mambo...

#Mambo Unlimited Ideas#Maison & Objet#M&O
Samuele Mazza Outdoor Collection back to Maison & Objet Paris 2015

On stage classic and glamorous style

29/07/2015 - During Maison&Objet Paris, September 2015 edition, DFN will show the Samuele Mazza Outdoor Collection and confirm its undisputed ability to decorate outdoor spaces with a balanced blend of classic and glamorous style. Throughout the event, under the prestigious Sole Gazebo, now icon of this collection, will be recreated two different environments: a Canopo setting dedicated to the dining area with table, chairs and console to celebrate a delicate and refined elegance and a living area set up with the Wezen sofa, emblem of a luxurious and magnetic outdoor. To focus on a more and more sophisticated effect, the company shows important fabric choices, as the copper fabric that...

#DFN#Samuele Mazza#Maison&Objet
Soft and cozy cushion suspended on a stylized branches

Varaschin presents seatings collection Colorado

28/07/2015 - Colorado is the collection designed by italian designer Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri for Varaschin. Collection of chairs with modular structures for outdoors or indoors spaces. The pillow becomes the architecture of a product, modular and inspiring a concept of adaptable seating and lightness.   Suspended on a structure that looks like stylized branches, the cushion is the absolute protagonist of a collection to which are added high to low the plans satellites, portions of colors that add a hint of happiness. Varaschin on ARCHIPRODUCTS...

#Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri#Colorado#Varaschin#Outdoor
Chairs & More debuts at London Design Week

Tulip, Churros, Babah, Jujube at 100% design

28/07/2015 - Chairs & More is a young company (established in 2007), with great determination. With its seating collections, created by famous designers and young talents, it has been able to quickly gain an international public that led it to expand its business to different latitudes. One of the countries that is most appreciating its products is Great Britain: so this year the company decided to participate in the one pf the most important events dedicated to the design in the English market: the 100% Design exhibition which will take place in London from the 23rd to 26th of September. For Chairs & More is a real debut, they have therefore decided to present at their stand...

#Chairs & More#Kazuko Okamoto#Roberto Paoli
Amalfi, the cantilever umbrella by CARAVITA

Elegant and easy to use, Amalfi is sure to become a distinguishing feature on your patio

28/07/2015 - This lightweight canopy floats freely providing un-obstructive coverage. Sit back and relax, letting your thoughts wander under this elegantly Italian designed umbrella. Hammocks, lounge chairs or evening dining collections fit perfectly under the expansive canopy of this cantilever shade. The self-stopping winch with stainless steel cable secures it in any position making for effortless opening and a removable stainless steel handle keeps your umbrella secure. Even while the sun is moving throughout the day, the Amalfi’s shade will follow. With the exclusive 360° rotation pedal, the Amalfi is easily rotated. Quality stainless steel foot pedal holds at each position,...

#Caravita#Umbrella
Amalfi Full, the new Del Tongo kitchen

Pure and rigorous lines, characterized by great scenic impact

27/07/2015 - As you can see from its specifics, Amalfi Full is clearly a Del Tongo’s kitchen.The aluminium handle included in the upper of the door, the linearity of a kitchen with groove easy to design and to use as one with the handle.   Handles in several finishing from natural aluminium, to the burnished, lacquered in the same colours of the doors, or with same shades of the doors, as real kitchen maniacs. Amalfi Full is ideal for giving a contemporary and elegant style to a space characterized by great scenic impact without falling into exaggeration.   Thanks to pure and rigorous lines. it does not hide the personality of the space with excessive or superfluous...

#Del Tongo#Amalfi Full
Knoll presents the Pilot Chair at Paris Design Week

Designed by Barber & Osgerby

27/07/2015 - During the 5th edition of PARIS DESIGN WEEK, scheduled in synergy with MAISON&OBJET PARIS, from 5 to 12 September 2015, the French and international visitors are invited to discover in the best design addresses in Paris the design news of 2015.   On this occasion the Knoll showroom presents for the first time in France the Pilot Chair for Knoll designed by Barber & Osgerby. Beginning in 2013 with the launch of the Barber & Osgerby Collection of sofas, armchairs and ottomans, the brilliant interaction between Knoll and the designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby continues with the aim of moving forward with the brand’s cultural heritage, from a forerunner...

#Knoll#Edward Barber#Jay Osgerby#Pilot Chair#MAISON&OBJET#M&O
Log Mesh, minimal concept at Kakao Talk in Seoul, Korea

Chair by Area Declic selected by IRO design+planning, architecture studio based in Seoul

23/07/2015 - IRO design+planning, architecture studio based in Seoul, selected LOG CHAIR for the exterior concept of Kakao Talk restaurant. Convenient and stackable chair, suitable for outdoors as well as indoors. The steel rod forms the profiles and volumes almost as if it were a sharp pencil trace. Back and seat in metallic mesh are directly welded to the steel rod frame. It is available painted in various monochrome colours. AREA DECLIC on ARCHIPRODUCTS...

#Area Declic#Log Mesh#IRO design+planning