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  1. The Diner by David Rockwell + Surface with 2x4

    Re-imagined the iconic American dining experience for MDW 2018

    20/04/2018 - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, leading American design magazine Surface will collaborate with architect David Rockwell and design studio 2x4 to create The Diner, an installation to be revealed at Ventura Centrale during the 2018 Milan Design Week. The fully operational pop-up restaurant immerses visitors in a coast-to-coast journey through the United States, where four distinct environments—the Roadside Diner, East Coast Luncheonette, Midwest Diner, and West Coast Diner—will celebrate American design now.   “Diners have always been a home away from home for me and a place to observe people coming together. They are inherently optimistic mix of consistency, familiarity, and $Read news
  2. Club Unseen by Studiopepe

    'Avant-garde atmospheres and cinema influences'. The project at Fuorisalone

    20/04/2018 - An unprecedented location hides one of the best kept secrets of the Salone, Club Unseen, the project-manifesto designed by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, Creative Directors of Studiopepe, during Milan Design Week 2018.   After the success of The Visit (www.thevisit.info), the themed narrative of Studiopepe continues with a project that becomes a unique experiential itinerary of interior design, enhanced by the ritual of mixology that becomes performance and entertainment.   The secret location winds through surprising rooms with installations created in collaboration with companies that represent cases of excellence in the field of Italian and international design, $Read news
  3. Fioroni at Fuorisalone

    The 'Sogna!' exhibition to presents the new collection

    20/04/2018 - Fioroni, a brand for the production of quality furniture and furnishings with a creative contemporary design inspired by tradition, presents its collection of new products designed by Act_Romegialli, CCRZ, Studio Guscetti, Pasquini Tranfa architetti. Tables, cupboards, low tables, stools, benches, bookshelves. Ideal shapes in refined proportions, creative ability and high quality materials. A brand with an original philosophy, which opts for the exclusive use of solid wood and the finest raw materials.   Tino Table for private or contract spaces. Born from the desire to interpret in a modern way the theme of the traditional furniture of solid oak. The laminated panels $Read news
  4. Dutch design at Ventura Centrale

    Transitions III: Experimental Creativity

    20/04/2018 - Home to minimalist aesthetics, but also to experimentation, innovation and creative flair, the Netherlands has long made a major contribution to the wow factor that underpins the Fuorisalone di Milano. This showcase of Dutch talent illustrates a completely novel approach in the worlds of both design and materials that breaks with the rigid “design” framework to which we are accustomed.   Among the most highly anticipated events is the Transitions III: Experimental Creativity organised by Baars & Bloemhoff, which highlights within a single evocative location (the former warehouses adjoining the Central Station in via Ferrante Aporti) the work and creativity of six major Dutch $Read news
  5. ILVA Wood Coating Stories by Ferruccio Laviani at Superstudio Più



    20/04/2018 - ILVA, a historic Italian brand for the production of coatings for wood, takes part in the FuoriSalone at Superstudio Più with ILVA Wood Coating Stories, an installation created by Ferruccio Laviani.  The protagonists are fascinating interpretations of the coating solutions and special effects of the brand, together with original finishes designed by the students of Istituto Marangoni Milano • The School of Design, the results of a contest organized by ILVA with Giulio Cappellini.   “Today, the use of special paints allows us to change the appearance, the touch and the perception of a material, being in this case wood, just like a mirror changes, amplifies and reflects the surroundings.  I $Read news
  6. Lema opens its first flagship store in Shanghai



    18/04/2018 - After Shenzhen, Lema has recently opened a new flagship store in Shanghai, the most populous Chinese and worldwide city. The opening, which took place on March 20th, reconfirms the interest of the company for the Asian market and China in particular, following the brand strong worldwide expansion. The store, located in a prestigious shopping mall that hosts famous brands of Made in Italy, represents the elegant and discreet style of the brand, describing Lema’s home, characterised by a lifestyle inspired by a sophisticated modern living approach. The relaxed atmosphere stands out, charming for its impeccable quality and gracefulness of the single pieces, creations thought to live $Read news
  7. WATER SPLASH - Underwater experience

    The installation by Mosaico+ at Fuorisalone

    18/04/2018 - Straddling reality and illusion, Mosaico+ reconstructs a space that one can dive into without actually getting wet, allowing visitors to enjoy a close encounter with the latest collections dedicated mainly, but not exclusively, to the world of wellness. Within the standard exhibition module of Inhabits, Mosaico+ has recreated a fully mosaic-covered swimming pool where visitors are left in awe at the illusion of moving through a space full of water, while staying completely dry. This impression is created byreproducing the reflections andmovements of water on the walls, through clever use of projections and light effects that interact with the space and the visitors. Looking $Read news
  8. Ditre Italia projects a new landscape for the living

    The latest proposals at Salone del Mobile

    17/04/2018 - During the Salone del Mobile Ditre Italia presents some important new releases based conceived in the name of total outfit and offers a project of a domestic landscape. To characterize the proposals for the Salone del Mobile a common thread in which the values linked to designwear, are intensified with new products expressed with settings more indexed to specific functions of use.   As an exclusive preview, Ditre Italia presents the Kailua sofa that transforms elegance into comfort and the armchair Cut, in which the sartorial detail becomes a project, by the architect Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri. The Kim sofa, a system of living by designer Stefano Spessotto. The Althon and Nevyll $Read news
  9. Caesar Urban Lab at the Clerkenwell Design Week

    From May 22 to 24 the British event dedicated to design and new trends

    17/04/2018 - A step into the past to head towards the future. This is the mood that will characterise Caesar's participation in the Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. From May 22 to 24, the Caesar Urban Lab showroom, in London, 17/18 Great Sutton Street, at the heart of the London design quarter, will become the showcase of a meeting between style and innovation for interior design. Caesar will be taking part in the event with a very special spirit and a great deal of enthusiasm. And the number '3' will be playing a leading role: 3 are the days of the event, which Caesar will be taking part in for the third time, and it has been three years since the Caesar Urban Lab- the first single-brand architecture $Read news
  10. Saba Meets Antonio Marras' Art

    The Sardinian fashion designer reinterprets the iconic New York collection of sofas and small armchairs

    16/04/2018 - The lightness of gestures and the poetry of the typical colours used by Saba have several aspects in common with the art by Antonio Marras who, on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile, reinterprets the iconic New York collection of sofas and small armchairs, drawing his inspiration from the unprecedented textile combinations of the Fall/Winter pre-collection 2018/19.   Saba, meticulously readapting prints on furniture supports, reproposes big-sized flowers, hound’s-tooth fabrics, tartan and hunting scenes on velvet, linen and wool fabrics. Some elements, which can only be bought in the space Nonostante Marras, will be presented as unique pieces and characterised by drawings made $Read news
  11. Caroti. Chic glam is the new classic

    The collection @ Salone del Mobile 2018

    16/04/2018 - Caroti nautical style reinvents itself and wears a new dress: eclectic, contemporary, sophisticated, chic and completely Made in Italy.   Designed for a cosmopolitan clientele that requires customized and versatile solutions, Caroti develops a complete home project for all spaces that responds to complex and customized design challenges, thanks to modular systems for bookcases and cabinets, and the introduction of total look doors and furniture accessories.   The new furnishing concept by Caroti proposes a refined and essential design that enhances the materials and craftsmanship: mahogany solid wood, shutter doors, slatwall surfaces, metal accessories and leather inserts are $Read news
  12. plasticWOOD profiles for the Glance Hotel in Florence

    A building of 50’ century located in the middle of Florence city center

    16/04/2018 - Daniela Bianchi and Alessandro Marcattilj ,AMDB studio’s architects, decided to restyle a building of 50’ century in the Glance Hotel, situated in the middle of Florence city center. Main focus was to unchanged the historic and artistic value of the city using a modern elements. For this reason were realized two open spaces, on different levels of buildings, in perfect harmony with surrounding landscapes.   At the first floor in the courtyard was realized an herbs garden, typical thing of ancient villa. The dehor, realized with plasticWOOD profiles, is the stage for outdoor sofa shaded by elegant sun awnings. Cypress and different herbs, typical of Tuscany land, are the background $Read news
  13. e15 in Milan with David Chipperfield and Philipp Mainzer

    BASIS and LAZLO new Tables

    16/04/2018 - At Salone del Mobile 2018, e15 debuts its latest collaboration with British architect David Chipperfield, and showcases products by Philipp Mainzer whilst focusing on new materials and finishes for the collection. The brand moreover presents a special installation together with Laila Gohar and David Chipperfield in its showroom in Via Tortona.   E15 continues its collaboration with David Chipperfield with the debut of trestle table BASIS; a refined and adaptable system of solid wood trestles and beams constructed with traditional joinery techniques. The simple and qualitative design showcases a broad range of materials and flexible solutions for living and working. BASIS table $Read news
  14. Massimo Copenhagen @ Salone del Mobile 2018

    New printed rug collections

    16/04/2018 - The creative team of Massimo Copenhagen is developing high quality sustainable handknotted and handwoven rugs for domestic and contract use - and we can make custom sizes in almost all qualities, colors and designs.   In Milan they will present their new printed rug collection REFLECTIONS, designed by Henrik Dybdahl - and they will make you familiar with their 3 signature qualities BAMBOO, EARTH and EARTH-BAMBOO.   BAMBOO: Made of 100% bamboo fibers which gives a luxurious feeling due to the unique softness and shiny surface. EARTH: Made of 100% New Zealand wool which adds natural beauty and ensures easy maintenance. EARTH-BAMBOO: Made of 50% bamboo fibers and 50% New $Read news
  15. Kiik. Islands for Gathering

    Seatings, tables, ottomans and consoles designed by Ichiro Iwasaki for Arper

    13/04/2018 - Islands for gathering. Constellations for activity. Japanese Ichiro Iwasaki designed the Kiik project for Arper, a new system created for the spaces between entry and departure, waiting and doing. This modular collection of seatings, tables, ottomans and consoles creates moments for working, gathering or relaxation in graphic forms with a myriad configurations.   Kiik has been created to address the needs of waiting rooms, university lounges, workspaces, meeting areas and mixed-use spaces. Its modular nature and material finish specification options make it a complementary addition to any context. Kiik’s fundamental structures can be created with seats, with and without backrests, $Read news
  16. 'Instinct Illumination' by MARCANTONIO

    Dreamlike scenes and love for animals. 'The Animal Lights' @ Fuorisalone 2018

    13/04/2018 - After the success of the "Monkey Lamps" and "Mouse Lamps" designed for Seletti, Marcantonio decided to free his love for animals and create a self-produced collection of exclusive pieces for Galleria Rossana Orlandi, on show at the upcoming Milano Design Week 2018.    His passion for sculpture pushed him to look for more artistic, plastic subjects in order to better express the desire to use hands. His desire was to make large sculptures. "I imagined a dreamlike scene, - said Marcantonio  - a dreamy giraffe that goes for a walk with a chandelier in its mouth, as enchanted she illuminates the road that runs, has its head in the clouds because it is in love. “She’s in Love $Read news
  17. MOBILTESINO at Salone Internazionale del Bagno 2018

    When functionality enhances elegance

    13/04/2018 - Innovating is not a word to be taken for granted for MOBILTESINO®, and the idea behind this new vision of thinking and organising the bathroom environment aims to combine COMFORT and FUNCTIONALITY without neglecting the elegance and refinement that have always distinguished all the collections signed MOBILTESINO®. At the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, which this year hosts the seventh edition of the event dedicated exclusively to the world of the bathroom, MOBILTESINO® presents for the first time from 17 to 22 April (HALL 24 - STAND L 05) the new lines HYDRO and URBAN, collections in which the concept of bathroom sees in tidiness the unit of measure of well-being, $Read news
  18. Toulemonde Bochart new collection at Salone del Mobile

    Africa and Scandinavia, the new rugs designed by Florence Bourel

    13/04/2018 - After 6 years of collaboration, the French carpet brand Toulemonde Bochart presents Africa and Scandinavia rugs, two new creations designed by Florence Bourel.   Africa rug is an explosion of colors, joy and rhythm! 'The Africa rug is an image of the fishing boats stranded on the beaches of Gorée and the evocation of my childhood in Senegal', says the designer. 'The design and the universe of Africa is very close to my culture heritage. This rug is an explosion of colors, joy and rhythm! Viva Africa!'   Scandinavia, a soothing carpet for gentle surroundings. Hand knotted in bamboo fiber, this soothing carpet is for gentle surroundings. In this Hand Knotted creation, Florence $Read news
  19. The CONVIVIUM installation by Elite TO BE at Fuorisalone

    At the Key Gallery in via Borsieri 12 - Isola area

    13/04/2018 - It will be an experiential installation that ELITE TO BE, under the creative direction of Matteo Beraldi, will put in place during the next Salone del Mobile in Milan. At the Key Gallery in via Borsieri 12 ( Isola area ), next to the Vertical Garden, in the heart of the city, CONVIVIUM will give life to a new idea of domestic conviviality, inspired by the transformations of society and future hybrid living contexts.   3 different scenarios will be represented, ideally located in 3 distinct geographical contexts: Milan - London - Hong Kong. Each room will be the place for a specific moment shared between people, lived in their own home. The table will be the protagonist of $Read news
  20. Volkswagen T-Roc.

    Stylish design that redefines the crossover concept.

    Sleek lines, smart technology, maximum personalisation, that’s how you make a crossover with character. Volkswagen combines poise with excitement, the city lifestyle with sportiness and versatility. The T-Roc is the queen of the urban jungle, at ease in every situation.   Volkswagen's new DNA is amply apparent in the T-Roc’s exterior style and proportions, as well as in its innovative interior architecture, which redefines the cockpit for the digital age.   The strong horizontals of the instrument panel are sporty, elegant, and minimalist, featuring an advanced, fully glazed 8-inch infotainment system and latest-generation digital Active Info Display. This unique interactive environment $Read news

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It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.

David Allan Coe