For me, making a magical house is a bit like cooking. It is never just one ingredient that makes it great, and a lot of it has to do with the love, with the care, attention and time - you just can’t do it fast, it’s part of an ongoing story that is largely autobiographical.
Designer Francesco Beinfaré may be in his late-70s but his radical thinking and artistic approach is more relevant that ever, with his new sofa Pack and Chiara demanding attention for both its design and its commentary on the world around us.
Part showroom, part concept shop, Over/Under is a new installation for SP01 in Soho, New York City, designed with the Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio to mark the US launch for the Australian brand.
One of the first women to graduate in architecture from the prestigious Milan Polytechnic in the 1940s, Anna Castelli Ferrieri was a design maverick who co-founded the Kartell company with her husband Guilio Castelli in 1949 and as its art director changed the international landscape of design.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's first collection for Cassina includes the Cotone armchair and the Baleno shelving system that express the Bouroullec's interest in process and making, perfectly balanced by Cassina's artisanal and industrial skills.
See inside the home of surgeon Terry Wu which features in the ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture – "I feel a deep responsibility to nurture and support cultural endeavours", Wu explains, "both for the community and for our children’s future."
Marking the company's 90th birthday, Cassina produced a collection with new friends and old – going back to the archives with Gio Ponti and Mario Bellini, while future gazing at the influences shaping how we will live tomorrow with Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
The Australian design brand SP01 made its international debut at Milan Design Week with the launch of the group's indoor collection by Metrica – the award winning Milan-based design studio, and outdoor collection by Tom Fereday – a rising star of Australian design.
At the Milan Furniture Fair this month, Moooi launched 'A life Extraordinary', featuring new works by familiar faces and newcomers, all set against the opulent photographic backdrop of insects in hyper-colour detail.
Although for many the Ghost chair is more recognisable than the designer who created it, for designers, Cini Boeri's exploration into material and technique has set a precedent for practice, while establishing its manufacturer Fiam as a maker of makers.
The architectural exploration of design is the focus of a new book by Cassina, 'This Will Be The Place', a renewed collaboration with the internationally renowned designer Konstantin Grcic, and the Soft Props sofa – all soon to be released at this year's Milan Furniture Fair.
The National Gallery of Victoria launches a new show, 'Creating the Contemporary Chair', featuring key design pieces from the Space Furniture collection, including the Ghost chair by Cini Boeri, the Rose chair by Masanori Umeda, and the Post Mundus chair by Martino Gamper.
For Italian architect and designer Antonio Cittero, a 25-year collaboration with Kartell shows the depth with which the Italian design industry supports the great designers, and for Kartell that relationship has produced some of their most significant designs.
World-leading iItalian furniture maker Cassina returns to Space, with its prestigious collection firmly under the wing of art director and celebrated Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. This return to the fold is both timely and significant with Patricia last heading to Australia to celebrate Space’s 20th birthday in 2013.
Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levian draw inspiration from the cultural richness of the world, working on design projects as diverse as the Do-Maru collection for B&B Italia, to transformative design for Finnish technology group Nokia.
Each February Sweden hosts Stockholm Design Week for more than 700 exhibitors from around the world, transforming the city with shows at dinner parties and vernissage cocktails, galleries and museums – the perfect platform for an emerging designer with a knock-out new collection.
Designed in 1987 the Progetti collection inspired by the fine detailing on an elegant handle of an antique walking stick, celebrates 30 years in 2017 with the ‘Progretti 30’ collection featuring four limited edition designs.
See inside Rio's famous cliff top building, Clube Costa Brava, designed in 1962 by architect Ricardo Menescal and transformed into Casa Italia for the Rio Olympic Games – with the help of Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana and furniture manufacturer Edra.
Big, bold ideas, inventive materials and a collection penned by designers including Marc Sadler, Ferruccio Laviani, Nendo and Patricia Urquiola, Foscarini is a lighting group with a unique vision that bridges design, art and culture.
Weighing in at less than your average design magazine, the Piuma chair developed by Kartell and Piero Lissoni explores new processes and technologies to recycle industrial plastics – it is also a nod to Achille Castiglioni who transformed industrial tractor parts in the 1950s.
Studio Arihiro Miyake was founded by designer Arihiro Miyake in Finland in 2004, his latest work Coppélia transforms LED technology and echoes the beauty of Bohemian and Venetian master glassmakers of the 18th century.