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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Spotlight on: Soft Props and Baleno by Cassina

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Spotlight on: Soft Props and Baleno by Cassina

Under the direction art director Patricia Urquiola, two of the latest products for the Cassina collection were designed by two new designers to the group – French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and German designer Konstantin Grcic.

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From Venice, Foscarini's postcards of light

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From Venice, Foscarini's postcards of light

Spanish designer Eugeni Quitllet explores transparency and the play of light in a new series of lamps designed for Foscarini. A self-described dreamer, the designer's Satellite collection is ephemeral and weightless in appearance, and the subject of a short film that captures its beauty and simplicity within a series of evocative Venetian vignettes. 

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SP01 launches new collection by Tim Rundle

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SP01 launches new collection by Tim Rundle

New Zealand born and London-based, Tim Rundle has designed the latest collection for Australian brand SP01 inspired by design history, making, an Australian colour palette and bringing together a diverse mix of materials. more space caught up with Tim to chat about the ideas and influences behind the new range. 

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N.O, it's a chair...

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N.O, it's a chair...

The work of Swedish design studio Front moves across furniture, products, interiors and installation design, and often communicates a story about the making process, or the material they have chosen. Working with Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Chair N.0 is inspired by the classic Chair N.14 – one of the most iconic chairs of our time. 

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Behind the design narrative with Naoto Fukasawa

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Behind the design narrative with Naoto Fukasawa

Designer of prefab houses for Muji, household objects for his own brand Plus Minus Zero, and projects for Issey Miyake, Vitra and more, here we look at Naoto Fukasawa's newest designs for B&B Italia. Described by Fukasawa as "like making a sculpture out of Carrara marble blocks", Harbor is a collection that poetically conjures function from the purest of form. 

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