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.
During the post-war era when experimentation in architecture and design was at a high, Panton was among the first in Denmark to bring new industrial materials and technologies into his studio, including plastic, synthetic textiles and foam, where he produced organic designs often saturated in colour.
To celebrate the launch of SP01 Design's first outdoor collection, Space clients gathered in Melbourne on a balmy night in November for a unique furniture launch within the Bijoy Jain designed MPavilion.