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.
In the final episode of ‘A Life Individual’ we are immersed into the creative worlds of music and design. Join us as we visit Gillianne and Allan Griffiths at their beautiful home on the Mornington Peninsula.
Award-winning architect Brad Swartz has just received the 2017 Emerging Interior Design Practice Award from the Australian Institute of Design and it’s no wonder, in the last two years his Sydney studio has won a string of accolades for apartments that are inventive and punch way beyond their size.
Launched at the MAXXI museum in Rome a year on from Zaha Hadid’s untimely death, 'Zaha Hadid in Italy' highlights the seminal Italian buildings and projects shaping the practice that include the R&D collaboration with Italian manufacturer B&B Italia that produced the iconic Moon System.
Stylist, teacher, traveller, writer, Megan Morton’s career began at Inside Out magazine at a time when Australian stylists were elevating the art of the edit. On the eve of her next trip to France and India, we catch up in her Sydney studio to discuss the creative process, her belief in the power of sharing, and the “tangents and random threads” that shape a layered life.
In this episode of 'A Life Individual', artist Andrea Sullivan invites us into her Sydney home and shares the ideas behind her artwork and why colour plays such an important role throughout her beautifully decorated home.
Edra's Boa sofa may have found a new home in the Hollywood Hills with Kendall Jenner, but its roots are grounded in the cultural history of Brazil and the traditions of craftsmanship reinterpreted by the Sao Paulo-based and internationally renowned, Estudio Campana.
Under the neon lights of "A Life Individual”, white lab coats, an inflatable dinosaur, and furniture by the world’s best brands, transformed the Space installation with humour and style wrapped up in a series of graphic b&w screens, a technique made famous by design radicals Archizoom that set the scene for the perfect Instagram vignette.
Space Asia celebrates 10 years in Kuala Lumpur at a time when the city is embracing a fresh take on regional architecture, with local and international architects leading the way on new thinking across city-making and residential interiors.
Euroluce is the barometer for light innovation. This year the festival lit a path across Milan, from the Brera district to the famous Spazio Krizia, unveiling artful installations and new works by Studio Formafantasma, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo, Edward van Vliet, and more...
"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.