Milan Design Week:  Euroluce, Roll & Hill and Foscarini...

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Milan Design Week: Euroluce, Roll & Hill and Foscarini...

Euroluce at Milan Design Week happens every two years and it is one of the most popular events of the festival. As a Renaissance city, Milan is the perfect foil to the newest technologies in light and a spectacular canvas for installations. This year ideas took to the stars, with constellations and sculptural nuance drawn from nature or providing a counterbalance to it. more space went inside the concrete bunker at Foscarin and explored new work from New York’s Roll & Hill. Let there be light!

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Milan Design Week: Visiting Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret and Cassina...

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Milan Design Week: Visiting Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret and Cassina...

Today all eyes are on Cassina. more space heads to the Sala delle Colonne on Via Durini. located at the back of the Cassina showroom where the Chandigarh Project in tribute to the architect Pierre Jeanneret has been unveiled, alongside 'The Cassina Perspective’ an eye-popping installation by art director Patricia Urquiola featuring a panorama of colours, textures, and products from modern icons to new innovations. Here is what we found...

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Milan Design Week:  Piazza Duomo, UP and B&B Italia, GTV and Glas Italia...

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Milan Design Week: Piazza Duomo, UP and B&B Italia, GTV and Glas Italia...

It’s day two of exhibitions, talks, launches, parties and installations in some of Milan’s most private and public spaces, earning Milan Design Week its pole position as design leader. B&B Italia is celebrating the 50th birthday of the groundbreaking UP 5&6 armchair designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1969; Glas Italia has released designs in iridescent colour and fluid form, and GTV has collaborated with Michael Anastassiades who plays with the traditions of wood.

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Milan Design Week: On the ground with Piero Lissoni, Moooi and SP01...

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Milan Design Week: On the ground with Piero Lissoni, Moooi and SP01...

It’s Milan Design Week! The annual pilgrimage to the world’s biggest design exhibition is in full swing and our first day on the ground reveals the beauty of the historic Palazzo Crivelli gardens with Living Divani to celebrate their 50th birthday; the Mediateca Santa Teresa with Moooi and their posse of designers including Front; and Zona Tortona where SP01’s collection combines precision metal work, tradition and pure architectural geometry .

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The magical Jack by Michael Anastassiades

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The magical Jack by Michael Anastassiades

Describing his work as "minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of unexpected vitality”, designer Michael Anastassiades designs products, furniture and lighting that strikes a balance between art and the practicalities of function, while bringing a certain magic to each design.

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The ephemeral beauty of Meshmatics

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The ephemeral beauty of Meshmatics

Designer Rick Tegelaar is fascinated by materials, especially the ones he describes as ‘undervalued’. His Meshmatics Chandelier for Moooi takes its form from the simple beauty of chicken wire mesh, developed in a unique process he designed in his Arnhem studio in The Netherlands.

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LEE BROOM DESIGN TOUR + ‘PARK LIFE’ EXHIBITION

British designer Lee Broom is heading to Sydney to create one of his most significant exhibitions to date with an immersive installation in collaboration with Space. The large-scale installation entitled ‘Park Life’ will be showcased for one week only in Sydney and will be the first exhibition by Lee Broom in Australia.

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Limited edition Beugel by Cassina

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Limited edition Beugel by Cassina

Like the Red Blue Chair, the Zig-Zag, the Schröder 1 and the Utrecht, the limited edition Beugel is an example of architect Gerrit Rietveld’s experimental approach to design – ideas that fellow designer Charlotte Perriand also championed in the 1920s.

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Foscarini. Laviani. Colour!

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Foscarini. Laviani. Colour!

Be / Colour! is a limited-edition capsule collection by designer and art director Ferruccio Laviani that uses colour to reimagine some of Foscarini's most popular lamps, and in the process uncovers a new side to their personality.

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Charlotte Perriand and the art of living

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Charlotte Perriand and the art of living

A recent exhibition on the influential French designer Charlotte Perriand featured furniture and interiors across her nearly 80-year career, including her first big launch at the 1927 Salon d’Automne that caught the eye of Le Corbusier and began their 10-year collaboration.

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Atoll, a new sofa by B&B Italia in film

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Atoll, a new sofa by B&B Italia in film

Design takes centre stage in a short film created by Italian furniture brand B&B Italia in collaboration with OffiCine and Elle Decor Italia. Inside a classic Milanese apartment, life unfolds around the Atoll sofa designed by Antonio Citterio. and an elegant set created by Studio Silenzi.

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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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