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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In retrospect: Zaha Hadid in Italy

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In retrospect: Zaha Hadid in Italy

Launched at the MAXXI museum in Rome a year on from Zaha Hadid’s untimely death, 'Zaha Hadid in Italy' highlights the seminal Italian buildings and projects shaping the practice that include the R&D collaboration with Italian manufacturer B&B Italia that produced the iconic Moon System.

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Megan Morton: meaning in the making

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Megan Morton: meaning in the making

Stylist, teacher, traveller, writer, Megan Morton’s career began at Inside Out magazine at a time when Australian stylists were elevating the art of the edit. On the eve of her next trip to France and India, we catch up in her Sydney studio to discuss the creative process, her belief in the power of sharing, and the “tangents and random threads” that shape a layered life.

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A Life Individual - Andrea Sullivan

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A Life Individual - Andrea Sullivan

In this episode of 'A Life Individual', artist Andrea Sullivan invites us into her Sydney home and shares the ideas behind her artwork and why colour plays such an important role throughout her beautifully decorated home. 

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The surprising history of the Boa by Estudio Campana

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The surprising history of the Boa by Estudio Campana

Edra's Boa sofa may have found a new home in the Hollywood Hills with Kendall Jenner, but its roots are grounded in the cultural history of Brazil and the traditions of craftsmanship reinterpreted by the Sao Paulo-based and internationally renowned, Estudio Campana.  

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White lab coats, an inflatable dinosaur – behind the scenes at Den

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White lab coats, an inflatable dinosaur – behind the scenes at Den

Under the neon lights of "A Life Individual”, white lab coats, an inflatable dinosaur, and furniture by the world’s best brands, transformed the Space installation with humour and style wrapped up in a series of graphic b&w screens, a technique made famous by design radicals Archizoom that set the scene for the perfect Instagram vignette. 

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Design destination, Kuala Lumpur...

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Design destination, Kuala Lumpur...

Space Asia celebrates 10 years in Kuala Lumpur at a time when the city is embracing a fresh take on regional architecture, with local and international architects leading the way on new thinking across city-making and residential interiors. 

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