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 LA 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.
Designer George Freedman is remembered as a man who nurtured and paved the careers of many of Australia's best designers. Architect Sam Marshall whose career began in George's Sydney studio, reflects on the man who profoundly changed his life and career forever.
Italian design company Zanotta has been making landmark contributions to the design industry for over six decades. more space spoke to the family about the influence of the early days of the business on the company today and the role of curiosity in creativity.
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.
For anyone who thinks they could identify the aesthetic of Marcel Wanders in a heartbeat, recent Moooi collections show it might be time to think again.
Doshi Levien’s Do-Maru armchair for B&B Italia draws on the studio’s diverse cultural influences, and continues their distinctive design language first introduced to the Italian furniture brand in 2014.
The creative connection between Italy and Holland is based on both export markets and the power of cultural exchange, a topic that is currently being explored through the 'Europe by People: The Future of Everyday Living' program at the MAXXI in Rome.
According to Apple's Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive, designers across the disciplines are losing interest in the handmade.
Popular design blog Dezeen has presented their 'best of' round-up from Milan Design Week 2016 - find out who made the cut.
There are both aesthetic and practical considerations when choosing kitchen stools. These five designs from the Space Furniture collection are sure to inspire.
Italian design collaborative Superstudio is one of the most important radical architecture groups of the 1960s. Forty years after it launched, their Quarderna for Zanotta series endures.
Check out six events and exhibitions at Milan Design Week 2016 - 12-17 April - where some of the best Australian designers will be on show.