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Art and design at Sydney Contemporary

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Art and design at Sydney Contemporary

For this year’s Sydney Contemporary art fair Sullivan+Strumpf gallery and designers Flack Studio worked together to create an immersive experience featuring leading artists from the Asia-Pacific and furniture from the Sapce collection designed by some of the world’s greats. more space caught up with Flack Studio to discuss their first gallery collaboration.

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How the 1960s inspired Gaetano Pesce's famous UP Series

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How the 1960s inspired Gaetano Pesce's famous UP Series

Salvador Dalì famously posed in the UP5 armchair and the James Bond classic ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ featured it inside architect John Lautner’s Elrod House in Palms Springs. By the 1970s the UP Series, which turns 50 this year, was suddenly more than just a new piece of furniture, it had come to represent a whole new generation of designers.

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Piero Lissoni, leading by design in Milan

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Piero Lissoni, leading by design in Milan

Designer and architect Piero Lissoni has studios in Milan and New York and has established a practice that weaves between the design of buildings, furniture, exhibitions, graphics and art direction. It is a studio that is grounded in the traditions of Italian design fluidity producing some of the most interesting installations and furniture collections at Milan Design Week.

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Milan Design Week: Kartell, bioplastic, Rossana Orlandi and COS...

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Milan Design Week: Kartell, bioplastic, Rossana Orlandi and COS...

Celebrating their 70th birthday at Milan Design Week, more space visited the Kartell exhibition “The Art Side of Kartell” that commemorated the brand’s seven decades of design with new pieces by Tokujin Yoshioka, Fabio Novembre and Philippe Starck, and the relaunch of the iconic 1969 Componibili now made in bioplastic, a new material that was all the buzz in Milan.

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Milan Design Week:  Euroluce, Roll & Hill and Foscarini...

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Milan Design Week: Euroluce, Roll & Hill and Foscarini...

Euroluce at Milan Design Week happens every two years and it is one of the most popular events of the festival. As a Renaissance city, Milan is the perfect foil to the newest technologies in light and a spectacular canvas for installations. This year ideas took to the stars, with constellations and sculptural nuance drawn from nature or providing a counterbalance to it. more space went inside the concrete bunker at Foscarin and explored new work from New York’s Roll & Hill. Let there be light!

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Milan Design Week: Visiting Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret and Cassina...

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Milan Design Week: Visiting Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret and Cassina...

Today all eyes are on Cassina. more space heads to the Sala delle Colonne on Via Durini. located at the back of the Cassina showroom where the Chandigarh Project in tribute to the architect Pierre Jeanneret has been unveiled, alongside 'The Cassina Perspective’ an eye-popping installation by art director Patricia Urquiola featuring a panorama of colours, textures, and products from modern icons to new innovations. Here is what we found...

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Milan Design Week:  Piazza Duomo, UP and B&B Italia, GTV and Glas Italia...

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Milan Design Week: Piazza Duomo, UP and B&B Italia, GTV and Glas Italia...

It’s day two of exhibitions, talks, launches, parties and installations in some of Milan’s most private and public spaces, earning Milan Design Week its pole position as design leader. B&B Italia is celebrating the 50th birthday of the groundbreaking UP 5&6 armchair designed by Gaetano Pesce in 1969; Glas Italia has released designs in iridescent colour and fluid form, and GTV has collaborated with Michael Anastassiades who plays with the traditions of wood.

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Milan Design Week: On the ground with Piero Lissoni, Moooi and SP01...

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Milan Design Week: On the ground with Piero Lissoni, Moooi and SP01...

It’s Milan Design Week! The annual pilgrimage to the world’s biggest design exhibition is in full swing and our first day on the ground reveals the beauty of the historic Palazzo Crivelli gardens with Living Divani to celebrate their 50th birthday; the Mediateca Santa Teresa with Moooi and their posse of designers including Front; and Zona Tortona where SP01’s collection combines precision metal work, tradition and pure architectural geometry .

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The magical Jack by Michael Anastassiades

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The magical Jack by Michael Anastassiades

Describing his work as "minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of unexpected vitality”, designer Michael Anastassiades designs products, furniture and lighting that strikes a balance between art and the practicalities of function, while bringing a certain magic to each design.

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LEE BROOM DESIGN TOUR + ‘PARK LIFE’ EXHIBITION

British designer Lee Broom is heading to Sydney to create one of his most significant exhibitions to date with an immersive installation in collaboration with Space. The large-scale installation entitled ‘Park Life’ will be showcased for one week only in Sydney and will be the first exhibition by Lee Broom in Australia.

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Foscarini. Laviani. Colour!

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Foscarini. Laviani. Colour!

Be / Colour! is a limited-edition capsule collection by designer and art director Ferruccio Laviani that uses colour to reimagine some of Foscarini's most popular lamps, and in the process uncovers a new side to their personality.

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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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