Held annually, the London Design Festival is a celebration of the worlds leading creative talents.
In 2015, the event had a strong programme of exhibitions and seminars, shows and pop-up events happening about the city, found everywhere from the Victoria and Albert Museum to small local studios, plus a select few taking place at some iconic London landmarks.
Dutch brand Moooi took the opportunity to launch their new showroom at a striking and well-known landmark called Sea Containers House. They presented inspirational living sets with their latest designs like Arihiro Miyake’s Coppelia Lamp, Jonas Forsman’s Shift Chairs, complemented with a selection of the latest Moooi Carpets collection as well as complete with a stunning view overlooking the Thames River. Over at B&B Italia, Antonio Citterio designed the front window installation featuring his recently released Michel Club and Michel Effe sofa, and the Solatium seating system and Febo Dormeuse were also revealed for Maxalto.
One of the city's most talked about installations was Alex Chinneck 's ‘a bullet from a shooting star’, a 35-metre-tall latticed steel sculpture resembling an upside-down electricity pylon. Read more here
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.
Along with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, Marcel Wanders has been recognised by Interior Design Magazine in New York for his achievements in design, joining the magazine’s 34th Hall of Fame.
Designer Arihiro Miyake is on the go. With a studio in Helsinki, any given week might also find Miyake in Amsterdam with Moooi, in Milan visitng the many collaborators and manufacterurs he works with, or in Japan working on a new interior. more space caught up with the designer to find out more…
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.
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.
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.
Following the success of the Space x Moooi Design Residency program, the newest design collaboration between Space and Moooi has unveiled a special edition carpet designed by acclaimed chef André Chiang – a design project that intimately traces the culinary history of Restaurant André one of the world’s top restaurants.
We meet Spanish designer Jaime Hayon whose ideas across art and design are big and colourful, always fun, and in recent years have included a large green chicken, a giant porcelain doll, and a zebra-striped polar bear wearing a gold top hat.
In the final episode of ‘A Life Individual’ we are immersed into the creative worlds of music and design. Join us as we visit Gillianne and Allan Griffiths at their beautiful home on the Mornington Peninsula.
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.