Paola C. and the optimism of objects

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Paola C. and the optimism of objects

Curator Paola Coin and designer Aldo Cibic launched Paula C with a line of hand-finished ceramics and hand-blown glass. As the collection grew so did the research, techniques and collaborators, their latest Stories collection celebrating exuberance, optimism and La Dolce Vita.

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Nendo meets Escher at the NGV

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Nendo meets Escher at the NGV

In the first exhibition of MC Escher’s work in Australia, the NGV has established a unique curatorial offering by inviting Nendo to collaborate on a series of immersive installations that skirt between what is real, and what is perception, and echo both artists' love of optical illusion.

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The curious minds behind Edra

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The curious minds behind Edra

Not a design company that follows the status quo, more space talks with Edra’s Niccolò Mazzei who grew up in the family business amongst the designers and the history of craftsmanship and innovation in Tuscany, and where knowledge runs deep and curiosity begins each new collection.

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Behind the interior at the Rigg Design Prize

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Behind the interior at the Rigg Design Prize

This year the NGV’s Rigg Design Prize asked ten practices to delve behind the cultural, historical, material and technological aspects of society that inform and shape today’s ‘domestic living’. more space takes a look at the studios who responded to the challenge, and the ideas and design processes behind each interior.

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Out and about in Italy with #KartellWander

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Out and about in Italy with #KartellWander

Celebrating the launch of the new Catwalk chair, #KartellWander takes us on a journey through the Kartell collection while exploring some of the most beautiful places in Italy, from the Itria Valley of Apulia, to Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany.

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Doshi Levien's latest material play at B&B Italia

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Doshi Levien's latest material play at B&B Italia

Designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien recently launched Bay, an outdoor seating collection that explores the traditions of weaving, and craftsmanship, and continues the duo’s collaboration with B&B Italia that began with the Almora chair four years ago.

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A Starck tribute to the iconic Harry's Bar

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A Starck tribute to the iconic Harry's Bar

Declared a national landmark in 2001 by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs, Harry’s Bar in Venice is one of the world's most celebrated restaurants. A local for the past there decades, French designer Philippe Starck has designed the Venice chair in recognition.

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Space Encounters of the architectural kind

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Space Encounters of the architectural kind

Space Encounters is Gijs Baks, Stijn de Weerd, Joost Baks and Remi Versteeg, and a team of international architects, designers, artists, stylists, product designers and landscape architects based in Amsterdam. more space recently caught up with Stijn de Weerd to talk about design, experimentation and the future.

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B&B Italia relaunch at Space in Sydney

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B&B Italia relaunch at Space in Sydney

Featuring new designs fresh from Milan Design Week, Space Furniture launches the iconic B&B Italia collection with a series of new look interiors that explore the creative collaboration between the two groups which began over 30 years ago.

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At Studio Arihiro Miyake, it all begins with a sketch...

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At Studio Arihiro Miyake, it all begins with a sketch...

Designer Arihiro Miyake is on the go. With a studio in Helsinki, any given week might also find Miyake in Amsterdam with Moooi, in Milan visitng the many collaborators and manufacterurs he works with, or in Japan working on a new interior. more space caught up with the designer to find out more…

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Venice!

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Venice!

While the Venice Architecture Biennale is in full swing, more space goes inside the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli now home to the Aman Grand Canal Hotel. Originally designed n 1570 the latest intervention by Jean-Michel Gathy embraces the palace’s opulent history, layering it with a curated collection of contemporary design.

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10 new designs add depth to the SP01 collection

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10 new designs add depth to the SP01 collection

Designed by Italian studio Metrica and made by local manufacturers in Italy, ten new additions to the SP01 Design collection include occasional chairs, a sofa, a bench seat, armchairs, and a selection of new tables that add character and depth to the collection.

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Alanda is back, and with it the 80s

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Alanda is back, and with it the 80s

While the 1980s are back in a big way in the fashion houses of Paris and Milan, the furniture industry is also having a revival – or in this case a relaunch – of one Italian-Austrian designer Paolo Piva, and his most famous design the Alanda.

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Inside Iceland's Blue Lagoon with Basalt Architects

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Inside Iceland's Blue Lagoon with Basalt Architects

For Reykjavik-based architects Basalt, it is the geographic context deep in the lava on a private inlet of the titular lagoon that shaped The Retreat, a new addition to the Blue Lagoon Hotel recently nominated for a prestigious Mies van der Rohe award and featuring furniture by B&B Italia and Maxalto.

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