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Garcia Cumini on Spokes and Foscarini

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Garcia Cumini on Spokes and Foscarini

The studio of Garcia Cumini is based in Udine, an area of northern Italy that blends history and culture much like the backgrounds of founding designers Vicente Garcia Jiménez and Cinzia Cumini whose experiences are diverse and richly layered. We catch up with the duo to talk about Spokes and the Italian lighting maker Foscarini who has a reputation for experimentation and spotting talent.

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The many characters of Donna Wilson

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The many characters of Donna Wilson

London-based designer Donna Wilson makes all manner of knitted objects in her East London studio and dispatches them to the world. From cushions and creatures, to sweaters, scarves and ceramics, Donna Wilson’s designs are playful and funny and have developed a life of their own.

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The ephemeral beauty of Meshmatics

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The ephemeral beauty of Meshmatics

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.

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Limited edition Beugel by Cassina

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Limited edition Beugel by Cassina

Like the Red Blue Chair, the Zig-Zag, the Schröder 1 and the Utrecht, the limited edition Beugel is an example of architect Gerrit Rietveld’s experimental approach to design – ideas that fellow designer Charlotte Perriand also championed in the 1920s.

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Charlotte Perriand and the art of living

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Charlotte Perriand and the art of living

A recent exhibition on the influential French designer Charlotte Perriand featured furniture and interiors across her nearly 80-year career, including her first big launch at the 1927 Salon d’Automne that caught the eye of Le Corbusier and began their 10-year collaboration.

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Paola C. and the optimism of objects

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Paola C. and the optimism of objects

Curator Paola Coin and designer Aldo Cibic launched Paula C with a line of hand-finished ceramics and hand-blown glass. As the collection grew so did the research, techniques and collaborators, their latest Stories collection celebrating exuberance, optimism and La Dolce Vita.

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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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Venice!

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Venice!

While the Venice Architecture Biennale is in full swing, more space goes inside the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli now home to the Aman Grand Canal Hotel. Originally designed n 1570 the latest intervention by Jean-Michel Gathy embraces the palace’s opulent history, layering it with a curated collection of contemporary design.

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Inside Iceland's Blue Lagoon with Basalt Architects

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Inside Iceland's Blue Lagoon with Basalt Architects

For Reykjavik-based architects Basalt, it is the geographic context deep in the lava on a private inlet of the titular lagoon that shaped The Retreat, a new addition to the Blue Lagoon Hotel recently nominated for a prestigious Mies van der Rohe award and featuring furniture by B&B Italia and Maxalto.

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SP01 in Milan, and now Vienna, LA, Paris...

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SP01 in Milan, and now Vienna, LA, Paris...

It’s official, Milan Design Week 2018 was the city’s biggest gathering ever with half a million visitors in just six days. Now that the dust has settled, more space revisits the week’s highlights with a look at Australian brand SP01 that just over a year since its debut is represented around the world, from Los Angeles to Toronto, London, Paris and Vienna.

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The Moderns, a design legacy

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The Moderns, a design legacy

We visit the Rose Seidler House for a spring picnic tour with Space and a group of architects, engineers and designers from across Australia. Nearly 70-years since the house was completed, its popularity reveals even more than Harry Seidler's exciting and radical vision for the suburban home in 1950.

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Inside the high tech hand made world of Edra

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Inside the high tech hand made world of Edra

With legendary art director Massimo Morozzi, founders Valerio and Monica Mazzei launched Edra in the final days of the Memphis movement, developing an advanced research hub where designers, including Zaha Hadid, Francesco Binfaré and Fernando and Humberto Campana, helped establish Edra's reputation as the avant-garde of the Italian design industry.

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Introducing... the Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

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Introducing... the Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

From headquarters in Red Hook, Brooklyn – one of New York's emerging artisan communities and a diverse mix of metal workers, glass blowers, distilleries and chocolate makers – it's no wonder founders Jean Lee and Dylan Davis are producing work that balances playful experimentation and rational function across furniture, lighting, objects and interiors.

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Ettore Sottsass: architect, poet and master of Memphis

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Ettore Sottsass: architect, poet and master of Memphis

A career designing: buildings, furniture, electronics, ceramics, lighting, jewellery and textiles, Ettore Sottsass was a man of the world who wrote poetry and collected friends including Allen Ginssberg, Max Ernst, Bob Dylan and Pablo Picasso,. His work pushed and prodded the industry's new toy in the 1950s: industrialisation, to create designs that expressed an attitude that continues to connect today.

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Artichoke Night School

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Artichoke Night School

Artichoke magazine brought design enthusiasts together in Brisbane to explore the topic of 'Blurred lines: Designing hybrid interior spaces' at the new Space Furniture showroom in Fortitude Valley.

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