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Milan 2012 Preview: Heineken Pop-up Club

One of the coolest pop-up installations for this year’s Salone del Mobile is probably Heineken’s pop-up nightclub. This pop-up club is the result of a year-long initiative called Heineken® Open Design Explorations Edition 1: The Club, which offered 19 up-and-coming designers chosen from Milan, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo – by world class experts…

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Milan 2012 Preview: Luminous Glass Table by Tokujin Yoshioka for Glas Italia

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka collaborated with Italian glass furniture manufacturer Glas Italia and produced this “Luminous” transparent glass table which will be showcased at the Salone del Mobile in Milan next week. This table, given its birth by light itself, is as if it is freed from the material world, obtaining its appearance by the…

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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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Globetrotting Designers: Your Guide to Design Fairs and Exhibitions

Claudio Larcher and Flavio Mazzone, both architects who founded Milan-based Modoloco Design co-wrote this Globetrotting Designers: Fairs and Exhibitions for Young Designers book as a guide to some of the important fairs and exhibitions around the world. It is also a book full of advice, answering two major questions: What can a young designer do…

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A Visit to the Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

They say a trip to Milan is not complete until you’ve visited the Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Set in an old tie factory, the store is where you will find both contemporary and vintage furniture, as well as limited edition and unique designs. What’s more is that the place is where you will find the works…

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Thursday Report from the Salone del Mobile and Tortona

I spent some time around the booths at the Salone del Mobile, and here’s what I liked best. Take a look at Kartell’s booth, where each section is themed. Then it was off to the Moroso booth. You can see part of the Moon Chair that is a zip cover. Here are the Biknit lounge…

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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…