Milan 2013: Marsotto Edizioni Just Black

Italian marble manufacturer Marsotto Edizioni showed their otherwise completely white Carrera marble collection in black Marquina marble during this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. The collection Just Black includes designs by the likes of Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison,  Claesson Koivisto Rune, Naoto Fukasawa, Konstantin Grcic as well as the late James Irvine. Read more: Marsotto Edizioni

Gran by Stefan Diez

German designer Stefan Diez showed Gran – a prototype for a new chair for Viccarbe during Milan Design Week in April this year. The chair has a strict all-over upholstery which makes it  quite cute however with really nice details like the leather arm patches. Read more: Stefan Diez  Read more: Viccarbe

Milan 2012: Impressions


Preview Milan 2012: Cura by Studio Toogood

Studio Toogood have teamed up with skin care brand Nivea for the Salone del Mobile 2012 to create an experiential installation called la cura that will offer a creative antidote to the chaos of the annual Milan furniture fair, and will invite visitors to re-balance through a series of intimate performances. Upon arrival, visitors will be seated on Spade chairs designed by … Continue reading

Milan 2012 Preview: Block Vases by Nendo

  Bringing one’s thoughts back to the joy of LEGO blocks, much-acclaimed practice Nendo by Oki Sato has recently unveiled their latest series of products which are to be launched as part of the 1% Collection during the upcoming edition of Milan Furniture Fair 2012. Among them, this series of minimalist, stackable vases called Block. Available in four different … Continue reading

Minilamp By Lina Nordqvist

I stumbled upon this little gem of a bulb pendant during Salone Satellite in Milan. MINI lamp by Lina Nordqvist is a small lamp with the influences from the flashlight, the torch or the construction light. You can either hang it as a pendant, or put it standing like a table lamp, or put it on the … Continue reading

Christien Meindertsma at Spazio Rossana Orlandi

    Dutch manufacturer Thomas Eyck had commisioned designer Christien Meindertsma to create a number of products to be exhibited  at Spazio Rossana Orlando during the Milan Design Week. By using natural dyes and the chemical reaction certain types of metal have on oak, patterns were created on the oak furniture. Under the project title Oak Inside, Christiene … Continue reading

‘Kami’ by ett la benn

Berlin-based design studio ett la benn has created a series of eco-friendly hand-moulded vases, pots and pendant lights which were presented at the ‘Poetry Happens’ exhibition at Ventura Lambrate in Milan. Each of the austere, asymmetric pieces from ett la benn’s ‘Kami’ collection is handmade from air-dried 100% biodegradable cellulose. Read more: ett la benn

Clerkenwell Design Week: Pinch New Collection

Pinch is a UK based furniture company founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon. All their furniture are made by local carpenters which insures quality and flexibility. They will be showing their new collection from Milan, in next week’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London in the gorgeous Farmaloe Building, 34 … Continue reading

Natura Morta by Studio Toogood

                London interior designers and stylists Studio Toogood invited food and design collective Arabeschi di Latte to serve black food to guests at midnight dinners in a darkened apartment in Milan last week. The “dinners” went under the name Natura Morta and took place in an apartment three floors up in a decayed house in Brera. While launching their new collection … Continue reading