Meet Ritz & Ghougassian

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Meet Ritz & Ghougassian

The Melbourne design studio founded by architect Gilad Ritz and interior architect Jean-Paul Ghougassian is building a reputation for finely honed interiors that have won the duo a prestigious AIDA Emerging Interior Design Practice Award and a loyal following.

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The world of Giorgetti, from object to project

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The world of Giorgetti, from object to project

To celebrate 120 years, Giorgetti has released the book 'Object to Project – Giorgetti design since 1898' that uncovers the history and traditions of the company and a community of makers in Brianza, that remains as relevant today as it was when Giorgetti first began working with timber in 1898. 

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SP01 in Milan, and now Vienna, LA, Paris...

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SP01 in Milan, and now Vienna, LA, Paris...

It’s official, Milan Design Week 2018 was the city’s biggest gathering ever with half a million visitors in just six days. Now that the dust has settled, more space revisits the week’s highlights with a look at Australian brand SP01 that just over a year since its debut is represented around the world, from Los Angeles to Toronto, London, Paris and Vienna.

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Beauty found in Moooi Carpets' Extinct Animals

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Beauty found in Moooi Carpets' Extinct Animals

For the launch of their Museum of Extinct Animals show in Milan, Moooi searched museum archives to find drawings and stories of some of the extraordinary animals the world has lost, bringing them back into focus through the new Extinct Animals collection.

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Milan Design Week: Best in show

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Milan Design Week: Best in show

Milan Design Week is over for another year and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, installations, parties, talks and exhibitions have delivered. With the help of the Space team, more space has gathered together a list of our top 18 in 2018 – a roll call of our favourite chairs, tables, armchairs, beds, sofas and lights by some of the most exciting designers and manufacturers on show.

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Milan Design Week: Art, Porro, design legends and more...

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Milan Design Week: Art, Porro, design legends and more...

The Triennale design museum is buzzing and the playful 'Temple in the Forest' pavilion at Palazzo Litta by artist Asif Khan has become one of the week's best places to relax. more space makes a beeline for Porro, GTV and the work of legendary architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni inside the frescoed hall of the Umanitaria. Here is what we discovered on day four.

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Milan Design Week: Castiglioni, Kartell, Moschino and more...

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Milan Design Week: Castiglioni, Kartell, Moschino and more...

It's the mid-point of Milan Design Week when design themes and variations start taking shape. On the ground, exhibitions are tackling ethical consumption, reversing the waste stream and living smaller, while looking at lessons learnt through our design history – including the work of Achille Castiglioni at the Kartell Museum. Here are our highlights from day three. 

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Milan Design Week: Springtime, Local Design, Foscarini and more...

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Milan Design Week: Springtime, Local Design, Foscarini and more...

Spring has arrived in Milan which just makes everything even more beautiful in this Renaissance city. more space visits Local Design at 'Local Milan', Foscarini, Kartell, Lee Broom and the Nilufar Gallery, and in the process gets up close to the city’s historic and more private architecture. Here is what we found on day two.

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Milan Design Week: Colour, Patricia Urquiola, Google and more…

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Milan Design Week: Colour, Patricia Urquiola, Google and more…

On the bustling streets of Milan where the design world has arrived for seven days of festivities, more space visits Moooi, Cassina, B&B Italia, Giorgetti and SP01 to see new designs and exhibitions and survey the installations around the city that are drawing crowds and feeding Instagram. Here is our snapshot from day one of the fair. 

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Eyes on Milano: get ready it's fair time...

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Eyes on Milano: get ready it's fair time...

It is the design festival of design festivals. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile transforms Milan with a hyper mix of design launches, art installations, parties, and business. more space has compiled a list of key events and the places to visit, eat and drink – and from Monday we will be posting a day-by-day account of all the hightlights for those who are exploring it from afar.  

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Lee Broom and the theatre of objects

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Lee Broom and the theatre of objects

From design projects for Christian Louboutin, Wedgwood and Mulberry, to his own signature brand, Lee Broom, this London-based designer's work is categorically diverse, with furniture, lighting and objects in crystal, brass and marble, linked by craftsmanship, heritage, and equal measures of beauty and theatre. 

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Spotlight on: Helen Kontouris and Tom Fereday

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Spotlight on: Helen Kontouris and Tom Fereday

On the eve of the Milan Furniture Fair, more space caught up with Australian designers Helen Kontouris and Tom Fereday to chat about working locally and globally, the story behind the Panier stool and the SP01 outdoor collection, and the balance between studio production and commission, and finding the sweet spot in between. 

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Designers doing interesting things: L&G Studio

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Designers doing interesting things: L&G Studio

A range of bespoke lights for Roll & Hill, a series of playful, kinetic hanging mobiles, and, most recently, a sophisticated interior installation for Australian brand SP01's New York launch. We catch up with Ladies & Gentlemen Studio's Jean Lee and Dylan Davis to hear about their new studio in Brooklyn, the people who have inspired their design journey, and the projects we can expect from them in 2018. 

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How to be a good designer

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How to be a good designer

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. 

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Designers doing interesting things: Studio Juju

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Designers doing interesting things: Studio Juju

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". 

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A Life Individual - Gwen Tan

"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."

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