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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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 .
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.
This year British designer Lee Broom chose Sydney over Milan to unveil ‘Park Life’, a poetic journey of light and discovery inspired by the traditional garden parks of 18th century Europe and unfolding within the underground car park of Space Furniture’s flagship showroom.
Milanese brand La Double J. has collaborated with Kartell for the first time producing a collection of curated pieces from the Kartell archives that mix their signature vintage prints with Kartell’s 70-year design legacy.
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.
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.
The Milan-based design studio Metrica has collaborated with SP01 on the Australian furniture brand’s first storage collection, a range defined by playful compositions, careful detailing, colour and material.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interior designer Adele Bates recently shared her creative approach to designing a personal sanctuary at Space in Melbourne to celebrate the launch of The Eastbourne Apartments by Mirvac.
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.
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.
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.
In a major collaboration between the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and New York's Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition 'MoMA: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art' shines a light on the radical design thinkers, artists and art movements that remain hugely influential today.
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.
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.
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.
Patricia Urquiola was recently in Singapore to launch the exhibition 'This Will Be The Place’ that accompanies the thought-provoking book produced by Cassina and edited by 'Pop-Up' magazine’s Felix Burrichter to commemorate Cassina's 90th birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.