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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When German glassmakers Ichendorf relocated to Milan in the 1990s, the group found the ideal balance between tradition, ancient techniques and some of the world’s best designers, and went on to create one of the most beautifully pared back glass collections outside Finland and Scandinavia.
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.
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.
A re-focus on our Modernist design masters reveals the rational, pared back work of Franco Albini, an architect who connected modernity with tradition, history and culture.
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.
Open House Melbourne Weekend has just delivered another action-packed program filled with the beautiful and the extraordinary and everything in between. This year we visited the RMIT Design Archive and Substation J and discovered the people, process and art behind city making,
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.
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.
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders was recently in Australia to talk about hotels, a favourite topic for the product designer who recently completed the Mondrian in Qatar. Joined by Tracey Wiles and Jonathan Richards, more space takes a look at the ideas and themes behind the world's most exciting hotels today, and what we might see next.
When Fernando and Humberto Campana began work on the New Hotel project in Athens 10 years ago, little did they know just how important the project would be, not only for their own practice, but also for the local artisans and architects who joined in on the adventure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Italian architect and designer Antonio Cittero, a 25-year collaboration with Kartell shows the depth with which the Italian design industry supports the great designers, and for Kartell that relationship has produced some of their most significant designs.
Drawing on the past but not getting lost in it, the Gebrüder Thonet Vienna group is working with some of the most interesting designers today, including the Stockholm-based Swedish trio Front.
Who does Dezeen magazine's most popular designer of 2016, Nendo's Oki Sato, call when he has an idea for creating texture and pattern using shadow and glass? Lorenzo Arosio at Glas Italia.
Rethinking the traditional Persian kilim is at the heart of contemporary rugs Losanges and Lattice by French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Nanimarquina.
More Space looks at long-time collaborator Antonio Citterio one of the group’s most successful design partners – while also reviewing his latest collection, the very classic Édouard.
Cofounder of São Paulo-based design collective Estudio Campana, Humberto Campana has a passion for the traditions of Brazilian craftsmanship.
Creating desire is French designer Christophe Pillet's raison d’être. More Space looks at the designer's career and Pine Beach, his desirable new design for Italian manufacturer Serralunga.
The newest sofa designed by Francesco Binfarè for Edra is both essential in form and in name – and the result of more than 20 years research into how we like to relax at home
Family founded and driven by innovation, the early years of B&B Italia go back to 1966 when Italian manufacturers were in the midst of inventing a brand new industry – design.