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Milan Design Week 2019: That's a wrap

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Milan Design Week 2019: That's a wrap

From a technology collaboration between Philippe Starck, Kartell and Autodesk, to installations and new products made of bioplastic, this year furniture collections were peppered with new thinking and manufacturing processes. While it was also another year of looking back through the design archives. With the help of the Space team, here more space reviews the highlights, design directions and best new releases from the design world’s biggest event of the year – Milan Design Week 2019!

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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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Behind the interior at the Rigg Design Prize

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Behind the interior at the Rigg Design Prize

This year the NGV’s Rigg Design Prize asked ten practices to delve behind the cultural, historical, material and technological aspects of society that inform and shape today’s ‘domestic living’. more space takes a look at the studios who responded to the challenge, and the ideas and design processes behind each interior.

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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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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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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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Celebrating life: Doshi Levien and Do-Maru

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Celebrating life: Doshi Levien and Do-Maru

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levian draw inspiration from the cultural richness of the world, working on design projects as diverse as the Do-Maru collection for B&B Italia, to transformative design for Finnish technology group Nokia.

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Summertime in Cloverleaf by Verner Panton

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Summertime in Cloverleaf by Verner Panton

During the post-war era when experimentation in architecture and design was at a high, Panton was among the first in Denmark to bring new industrial materials and technologies into his studio, including plastic, synthetic textiles and foam, where he produced organic designs often saturated in colour.

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Nanimarquina 30 years on film

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Nanimarquina 30 years on film

Leading up to their 30th anniversary in 2017 Nani Marquina launches a film rich in process that explores the journey of one of the world’s most creative rug makers. Here more space looks back on the Spanish brand's history.

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The flying gardeners of Milan

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The flying gardeners of Milan

The Flying Gardeners is a captivating film shot above the city of Milan and through the eyes of three arborists who tend the aerial gardens of the Bosco Vertical designed by Boeri Studio. 

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Kartell Goes Sottsass x episode 2

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Kartell Goes Sottsass x episode 2

View the second episode from Kartell Goes Sottsass - the cartoon world of Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.Episode two in the cartoon world of Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, by Italian illustrator Massimo Giacon who also illustrated the biography on the designer 'Ettore'.

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