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Salone del Mobile

Interview: Tokujin Continues to Shine with Sparkle for Kartell

On the first day of the Salone del Mobile, we had a chance to talk to Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka about this latest work called “Sparkle” for Kartell. The concept for Sparkle came about when Tokujin had a discussion with Claudio Luti, the CEO of Kartell about producing a product that would result in a…

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: Maserati by Zanotta

During the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), Zanotta and Maserati will unveil a leather lounge chair “Maserati by Zanotta” that is created by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. The lounge chair was conceived as an homage to the new Maserati Quattroporte, designed by Marco Tencone at the Centro Stile Maserati. The design duo then developed…

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…

Milan 2013 Preview: Hermès

In just a little over a month, we will be back at in Milan for the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair). We will begin previewing some of the designs that will be featured at the fair, followed by daily reports from Milan. So we begin this year’s previews with Hermès, which continues its participation…

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Ted Table by Greyge

Featured at the SaloneSatellite this year in Milan during the Salone del Mobile, this handmade Ted Table by Rome-based company Greyge was an eye-catching piece. The piece displayed was made of walnut with matte finish, as with the one in the photos here. The table appeared very light and just refreshing. The piece itself was…

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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…