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Archive for March, 2012

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Milan 2012 Preview: Moroso

2012 is an important milestone for Moroso, which celebrates 60 years in business. Here is a quick preview of Moroso’s featured products at this year’s Salone del Mobile (or the Milan Furniture Fair). Patricia Urquiola’s New Collection The collection seems yet to be named, but the furniture pieces feature asymmetric forms with strong shapes and…

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Room 606, the Arne Jacobsen Suite at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Many of us who appreciate furniture design have heard of iconic pieces such as the Egg Chair and Swan Chair designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Perhaps we may not know that these chairs were originally designed by Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel Copenhagen (now renamed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen) back in 1958….

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 2, Q&A with Sofi Ruotsalainen

Here is some additional Q&A with Sofi on the ICEHOTEL, as well as the well-known ICEBAR! Tell me about the ICEHOTEL and art? The ICEHOTEL has always been about art. We select and invite designers each year to complete everything that is around you. (Note the ice that is used in the ICEHOTEL is taken…

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Inside the ICEHOTEL: Part 1, The Art Behind the Ice

I think at one point we’ve all heard about the hotel that is built with ice that is probably a world away. But it’s actually closer than you think. The world’s original ICEHOTEL in the town of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, located in the Arctic Circle, is one of those places that is worth a visit –…

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Design City: Stockholm Part 2, Södermalm

We headed next over to Södermalm, the young and trendy part of Stockholm. Stores that scream design and fashion are alongside the main street of Götgatan, but many of the interesting shops are actually off on the side streets as well. So here are some of our finds. DesignTorget This is a chain of design…

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Design City: Stockholm Part 1, Östermalm and Norrmalm

Stockholm is the first in a series of “Design Cities” that we will begin to feature on DesignsWeLove. Let us know what you think! Recently we spent a few days in Stockholm in search for good design to share with our readers. It’s actually not very difficult to see design along the shopping districts, but…