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Tortona Design Week

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…

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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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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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Milan Preview: Yill Mobile Energy Storage Unit by Younicos

Berlin-based company Younicos will launch a mobile energy storage unit called Yill during the Tortona Design Week (formerly known as Zona Tortona), during the Salone del Mobile. The unit is mobile – one can easily move the unit around the 50kg unit (around 110 lbs) with its “wheel” design by Werner Aisslinger – so power…