Designing the New Hotel in Athens

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Designing the New Hotel in Athens

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.

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Two generations light up Kartell

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Two generations light up Kartell

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. 

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It's OpenHAUS at the MPavilion with tomorrow's designers

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It's OpenHAUS at the MPavilion with tomorrow's designers

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.

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Singapore, Creative City of Design

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. 

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The Moderns, a design legacy

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The Moderns, a design legacy

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.

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Inside the high tech hand made world of Edra

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Inside the high tech hand made world of Edra

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.

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A furniture icon turns twenty... Happy Birthday Charles

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A furniture icon turns twenty... Happy Birthday Charles

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.

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How Piero Lissoni fulfilled a design promise to B&B Italia

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How Piero Lissoni fulfilled a design promise to B&B Italia

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. 

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Patricia Urquiola and Serralunga create the Cassero 60

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Patricia Urquiola and Serralunga create the Cassero 60

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. 

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Introducing... the Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

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Introducing... the Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

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.

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Ettore Sottsass: architect, poet and master of Memphis

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Ettore Sottsass: architect, poet and master of Memphis

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.

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