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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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Out and about in Italy with #KartellWander

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Out and about in Italy with #KartellWander

Celebrating the launch of the new Catwalk chair, #KartellWander takes us on a journey through the Kartell collection while exploring some of the most beautiful places in Italy, from the Itria Valley of Apulia, to Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany.

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Doshi Levien's latest material play at B&B Italia

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Doshi Levien's latest material play at B&B Italia

Designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien recently launched Bay, an outdoor seating collection that explores the traditions of weaving, and craftsmanship, and continues the duo’s collaboration with B&B Italia that began with the Almora chair four years ago.

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A Starck tribute to the iconic Harry's Bar

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A Starck tribute to the iconic Harry's Bar

Declared a national landmark in 2001 by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs, Harry’s Bar in Venice is one of the world's most celebrated restaurants. A local for the past there decades, French designer Philippe Starck has designed the Venice chair in recognition.

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B&B Italia relaunch at Space in Sydney

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B&B Italia relaunch at Space in Sydney

Featuring new designs fresh from Milan Design Week, Space Furniture launches the iconic B&B Italia collection with a series of new look interiors that explore the creative collaboration between the two groups which began over 30 years ago.

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10 new designs add depth to the SP01 collection

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10 new designs add depth to the SP01 collection

Designed by Italian studio Metrica and made by local manufacturers in Italy, ten new additions to the SP01 Design collection include occasional chairs, a sofa, a bench seat, armchairs, and a selection of new tables that add character and depth to the collection.

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Alanda is back, and with it the 80s

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Alanda is back, and with it the 80s

While the 1980s are back in a big way in the fashion houses of Paris and Milan, the furniture industry is also having a revival – or in this case a relaunch – of one Italian-Austrian designer Paolo Piva, and his most famous design the Alanda.

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Kartell's new band of creative protagonists

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Kartell's new band of creative protagonists

At the heart of Kartell’s new Crossing Generation project aimed at bringing the Kartell community (and beyond) together through collaboration, is a diverse group of designers, stylists, musicians, filmmakers and artists including think-tank Fabrica, stylist Diletta Bonaiuti and designer Xiang Guan.

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The world of Giorgetti, from object to project

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The world of Giorgetti, from object to project

To celebrate 120 years, Giorgetti has released the book 'Object to Project – Giorgetti design since 1898' that uncovers the history and traditions of the company and a community of makers in Brianza, that remains as relevant today as it was when Giorgetti first began working with timber in 1898. 

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Beauty found in Moooi Carpets' Extinct Animals

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Beauty found in Moooi Carpets' Extinct Animals

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.

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Milan Design Week: Best in show

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Milan Design Week: Best in show

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.

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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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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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