Strip Chair by Massimo Castagna for Henge

The Italian architect and Henge’s art director Massimo Castagna has created this elegant, leather-and-metal chair called Strip. The cantilever tubular steel design, reminiscent of Marcel Breuer’s 1930 classic, the B34, was presented earlier this year at Milan’s Salone del Mobile and comprises a veneered-steel frame, a padded cushion, and a woven, lasercut leather backrest. Read more: Massimo Castagna

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The Accordion Collection by Elisa Strozyk

German textile and product designer Elisa Strozyk presented the Accordion Collection at the Salone Satellite in Milan. Elisa works with manipulating wood materials into tactile surfaces which is just stunning. The Accordion Cabinet is a collaboration between Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb. It is a simple framework to start; cabinet shelving sitting upon slender wooden legs.  The … Continue reading

Talking Textiles Exhibition Milan 2011

            During the Milan Design Week in April this year, highly respected trend guru Li Edelkoort curated the exhibition Talking Textiles. The show consisted of a number of hand-picked designers that specialise in textiles, who Li Edelkoort believes are showing the way of future interiors. From Li Edelkoort’s blog Trendtablet: “Edelkoort is promoting … Continue reading

Ready for Summer? Druida BBQ Grill from Mermelada Estudio

Young Spanish designers Mermelada Estudio took influence from the large kettles druids used to prepare their magic spells for their Druida BBQ on display at the Satellite Salone. The Druida has an elegant almost furniture like finish which adds to its appeal. But even more brilliant is the pattern on the actual metal grid where … Continue reading

Story Vases by Front

Story Vases by Front and the Siyazama Project for Editions in Craft in Milan. The Story Vases tell the personal stories of five women from South Africa. The project began with a series of conversations in Durban between Anna, Sofia and Charlotte from Front and Beauty, Thokozani, Kishwepi, Tholiwe and Lobolile of the Siyazama Project, a … 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

Salone Satellite 2011

The area for young design talents Satellite at the Salone del Mobile, was exciting and full of talent. Overall tendencies counted plenty of scandinavian blond timber, mix of materials (glass/ceramics, timber/metal etc), flashes of pastel colours, flat-pack furniture and plenty of new lighting design! Here’s a selection of some of the best stands and products:     … Continue reading

Capo by Doshi Levien at Milan Design Week

London studio Doshi Levien will present this chair with a tubular base and cantilevered arms for Italian design brand Cappellini at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this week. Called Capo (leader), the chair has thin, flexible arms and a tall back to envelope the user. Inspired by a gentleman in a suit and felt hat, the design is … Continue reading

Ortofabbrica Wall Pouches

Beautiful and rustic entry way made from a grid of felt pouches housing stawberries and herbs at Ortofabbrica in Zona Tortona during Milan Design Week! Read more: Ortofabbrica

No Picnic Social Swings in Milan

No Picnic presents the concept named ALMA at the swedish pavilion in Milan, a series of ‘social swings’ that intend to represent the soul of Sweden, where everyone is called to participate to the development of the whole community. “As teamwork is needed to enjoy the swing, so in our everyday life a conjoint effort … Continue reading