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The Danish design brand Karakter just unveiled their first collection at Euroluce 2015. Karakter presented lamps and furniture from a wide range of talented and creative minds. From those who have already written the design history – to those who are striving to create the future. The driving forces behind the first collection are Joe Colombo (IT) and Aldo Bakker (NL). Two very distinct and unlike designers that still complement each other and help to establish that unique “je ne sais quoi” that is so important for Karakter. Lire la suite…

 

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Fuori salone : Made a Milano offered a current and innovative look at brazilian design in the international market. MADE (Art and Design Market) organised since 2013 by W/Design - Waldick Jatobá with master sponsorship of Apex-Brazil, Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments, which is engaged in the promotion of products and Brazilian services abroad, as well as to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the world economy, undertakes for the first time an international exhibition to promote and contribute towards the growth of Brazilian design in the world. The event took place at the same time as the traditional “Salone Internazionale Del Mobile“, from 14 to 19 April, at the Litta Palace – Corso Magenta, 24 in Milan. Lire la suite…

 

 

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Kartell unveils two amazing chairs designed by Eugeni Quitllet at the 2015 Furniture Fair in Milan. Dream-Air and Cloud-io symbolise the extremely lightweight design sought after by the Catalan designer who is persistent in his cause “to bring voids to the forefront. Designing the surrounding air rather than the material itself. Sculpting voids, air and light to create new objects from it…Lire la suite…

 

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The Pelican chair is celebrating its 75th anniversary! Since 1940, the small organic armchair has won the hearts of several generations of purchasers who prize its comfort and sensuality. Enticing and sculptural, the curved Pelican is one of those modernist icons that has joined the ranks of pieces capable of retaining their dynamic qualities throughout the century. Still comparing favourably today with the most prestigious and contemporary creators. A special edition covered with a fabric designed by the Danish artist Asger Jorn will be launched on this occasion at Triode, House of Finn Juhl Paris, and at Le Bon Marché in Paris. This spontaneous and joyful entanglement of motifs called Macbeth (1942) is most likely the sketch of a painting. This visual artist worked notably with Le Corbusier. He considered painting and writing as one and the same discipline devoted to producing symbols. Lire la suite…

 

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Eugeni Quitllet has created Dream Tools for Lexon, an ethereal and vibrant collection comprising four office items: a pen and pen holder, a desktop organiser for smartphones, business cards and pencils, an adhesive tape dispenser and an alarm. Fluid and weightless, Dream Tools suspends functions magnifying them to their best advantage. Lire la suite…

 

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Designed by Pauline Deltour for Lexon, ‘Fine’ is a collection of mobile, useful and elegant devices, reinventing the codes of Parisians version 2.0: a power bank (mobile telephone charger), a key ring and a USB key, a cardholder and a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker. Contemporary essentials to slip into a handbag on workdays and for weekend escapades, “Fine” epitomises our urban and hybrid mobile lifestyles, permanently switching between work and leisure. Lire la suite…

 

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Energy can now be conserved through furniture. The first table in the Zero Energy Furniture range, designed by Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange, enables almost 60% of an office’s heating requirements and 30% of its air-conditioning needs to be economised! In other words, this furniture acts like a thermal sponge: it absorbs excess heat (above 22 degrees), acting as air-conditioning, then restores the heat after this temporary overheating, therefore playing the role of heating. What’s the secret? Materials with phase change materials (PCM) between its solid wood surface and its anodised aluminium underside.  Lire la suite…

 

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Lucie Koldova ”Sheets” desk for Krehky gallery will be at Palazzo Litta next month during Milan Design Week. Sheets reminds blank sheets of paper waiting for the first sentences. Elegant proportions, chamber look, delicate curves and attractive combination of bold color with wood surface supplied the intimate image. It seems as the table was designed for hand writing of love correspondence or exchange of exciting electronic conversation, but can also serve as a dressing table in the lady´s boudoir… Lire la suite…

 

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Iconic danish company PP Mobler will be part of Matter of Perception exhibition at Palazzo Litta from 14 to 19 april. A selection of chairs by Hans Wegner will be on show as an astonishing craftmanship demonstration of this famous workshop. A  brand new version of the Pot chair by Nana & Jørgen Ditzel will also be relaunched during this event organised by DAMN and Mosca Partners.  The Pot Chair was designed by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel in 1953. It submits to simple and concluded shapes and enfolds the seated person with generous upholstery. Circular curves forms a three-dimensional object with a gentle dynamic that makes it beautiful and inviting from all angles. Lire la suite…

 

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At Palazzo Litta next month during Milan Furniture FairAndrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi present sixteen “social environments” based on the concept of misery, a subject always expressed in arts, cinema and literature but basically alien to design culture. The projects were developed by the students of the Design Faculty of Milan Polytechnic under the supervision of Francesca Balena Arista and Marco De Santi. Lire la suite…