For architect and designer Achille Castiglioni, the answer to that question is curiosity. To celebrate his 100th birthday, we catch up with Giovanna Castiglioni at the Foundation Achille Castiglioni to find out more about the year-long program of events that share the work of a man who truly understood design.
Studio Juju is Singapore designers Priscilla Lui and Timo Wong. Their work traverses furniture, products and interiors and carries the spirit of 1960s contemporary art – minimal in form, often saturated in colour, and embedded with an optimism that says "hello, let's try something new".
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders was recently in Australia to talk about hotels, a favourite topic for the product designer who recently completed the Mondrian in Qatar. Joined by Tracey Wiles and Jonathan Richards, more space takes a look at the ideas and themes behind the world's most exciting hotels today, and what we might see next.
"A Life Individual" visits the home of architect Gwen Tan, a very personal space that opens up to the natural beauty of Singapore now one of the greenest cities in the world. "Our home is built upon the lifestyle we embrace. We love to entertain; we are passionate about plants and natural light. This house is designed to allow indulgences in these simple pleasures."
Nestled amongst pristine rainforest in Byron Bay, the newly renovated Byron at Byron is the first resort by Sydney-based design firm Luchetti Krelle. more space caught up with Rachel Luchetti to discuss the brief, the new restaurant for chef Matthew Kemp, and the design influence of the traditional Australian verandah.
At a time when hotels are looking to design with fresh eyes, more space caught up with Tracey to discuss where hotels are heading, the impact of the sharing economy, her favourite places in the world to stay, and why designers may be holding the golden ticket.
Under the direction art director Patricia Urquiola, two of the latest products for the Cassina collection were designed by two new designers to the group – French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and German designer Konstantin Grcic.
Spanish designer Eugeni Quitllet explores transparency and the play of light in a new series of lamps designed for Foscarini. A self-described dreamer, the designer's Satellite collection is ephemeral and weightless in appearance, and the subject of a short film that captures its beauty and simplicity within a series of evocative Venetian vignettes.
New Zealand born and London-based, Tim Rundle has designed the latest collection for Australian brand SP01 inspired by design history, making, an Australian colour palette and bringing together a diverse mix of materials. more space caught up with Tim to chat about the ideas and influences behind the new range.
The work of Swedish design studio Front moves across furniture, products, interiors and installation design, and often communicates a story about the making process, or the material they have chosen. Working with Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Chair N.0 is inspired by the classic Chair N.14 – one of the most iconic chairs of our time.
Designer of prefab houses for Muji, household objects for his own brand Plus Minus Zero, and projects for Issey Miyake, Vitra and more, here we look at Naoto Fukasawa's newest designs for B&B Italia. Described by Fukasawa as "like making a sculpture out of Carrara marble blocks", Harbor is a collection that poetically conjures function from the purest of form.
Following the success of the Space x Moooi Design Residency program, the newest design collaboration between Space and Moooi has unveiled a special edition carpet designed by acclaimed chef André Chiang – a design project that intimately traces the culinary history of Restaurant André one of the world’s top restaurants.
When Fernando and Humberto Campana began work on the New Hotel project in Athens 10 years ago, little did they know just how important the project would be, not only for their own practice, but also for the local artisans and architects who joined in on the adventure.
Rising above the gritty, urban heart of Sydney, Cleveland Rooftop designed by Adam Haddow of SJB, balances equal parts architecture and landscape and is a living case study for how cities could and should develop – while demonstrating first-hand how embracing nature shapes a happier life.
Father and son collaborators Alberto and Francesco Meda reveal Aledin Tec for Italian manufacturer Kartell, an LED task lamp in two versions – Tec and Dec – one designed for the office and the other for home.
We meet Spanish designer Jaime Hayon whose ideas across art and design are big and colourful, always fun, and in recent years have included a large green chicken, a giant porcelain doll, and a zebra-striped polar bear wearing a gold top hat.
A stand out on the MPavilion program this year was 'Design Your Own Pavilion' dreamt up and run by architects Tania Davidge and Christine Phillips of OpenHAUS. Their weekend design workshop looked at what a pavilion was and how you might design one, and engaged more than 30 kids in the adventure.
Named a UNESCO Creativity City of Design in 2015, we take a look at the region's new design hotspot where Space Furniture both strategically and somewhat fortuitously, opened its South East Asa flagship more than a decade ago.
We travel to Hotel Il Sereno on the shores of Lake Como to meet hotelier Luis Contreras whose family has established remarkable hotels where design, tradition and nature meet – and where luxury is being redefined with the help of designer Patricia Urquiola and furniture maker B&B Italia.
We visit the Rose Seidler House for a spring picnic tour with Space and a group of architects, engineers and designers from across Australia. Nearly 70-years since the house was completed, its popularity reveals even more than Harry Seidler's exciting and radical vision for the suburban home in 1950.
Launched by Mark Holmes and Tamara Caspersz and based in east London, Minimalux has been steadily building a collection of bespoke personal design items that are refined in detail and finished by hand – and attracting a worldwide following including design entrepreneur Casper Vissers.
With legendary art director Massimo Morozzi, founders Valerio and Monica Mazzei launched Edra in the final days of the Memphis movement, developing an advanced research hub where designers, including Zaha Hadid, Francesco Binfaré and Fernando and Humberto Campana, helped establish Edra's reputation as the avant-garde of the Italian design industry.
Celebrating 20 years and the innovative leaps and bounds of furniture maker B&B Italia, the Charles sofa designed by Antonio Citterio was named in honour of Charles Eames and the extraordinary lengths he and Ray Eames went to, experimenting and testing materials and pushing the design industry into the future.
Piero Lissoni's studio is a thriving creative hub, with projects from furniture to hotels to the visual identity for the International Film Festival in Venice We meet Piero Lissoni's first collection with B&B Italia – Saké and Formiche – a collaboration that began over dinner with founder Piero Busnelli more than 20 years ago.
To mark their 90th anniversary, Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina has released This Will Be The Place, a book that boldly examines the territory of the future in tune with the present and the past, with surprisingly diverse results.
In Miilan this year, Serralunga launched the Cassero collection with Patricia Urquiola. It’s a range that responds to the international love for urban gardening with a series of beautifully pared back pots for planting everything from bamboo to micro-vegetable gardens.
From headquarters in Red Hook, Brooklyn – one of New York's emerging artisan communities and a diverse mix of metal workers, glass blowers, distilleries and chocolate makers – it's no wonder founders Jean Lee and Dylan Davis are producing work that balances playful experimentation and rational function across furniture, lighting, objects and interiors.
more space caught up with Formwerkz director Gwen Tan to discuss the studio's love of plants and design experimentation, the impact of narrative in their work, and the testing of design ideas in Tan's own house that have resulted in a new understanding of nature and architecture.
In Melbourne, the Open House platform has gained momentum, bringing the public into the conversation and asking questions about what we as communities want our cities to be. We talk with Emma Telfer, Open House Melbourne's Executive Director, about the importance of architecture programs that engage the community in city making.
A career designing: buildings, furniture, electronics, ceramics, lighting, jewellery and textiles, Ettore Sottsass was a man of the world who wrote poetry and collected friends including Allen Ginssberg, Max Ernst, Bob Dylan and Pablo Picasso,. His work pushed and prodded the industry's new toy in the 1950s: industrialisation, to create designs that expressed an attitude that continues to connect today.