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Ingenuity on Display at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

Ingenuity on Display at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan is more than a design shop. It is an experience. This year, during Milan Design Week, it hosted a panoply of micro-exhibitions by designers including Nika…

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7 hours ago

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A Major Lighting Innovation at Viabizzuno

A Major Lighting Innovation at Viabizzuno

For Milan Design Week, the Italian lighting manufacturer Viabizzuno has created one of the most spectacular installations – a series of silos filled with incredible lighting scenarios – and released one new and ingenious product.

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3 days ago

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Countdown to Milan 2015: 7 Exciting New Furniture Pieces

Countdown to Milan 2015: 7 Exciting New Furniture Pieces

Sure, Milan Design Week is full of eye-popping exhibits, A-list parties and fabulous lighting, but the mainstay is beautiful, modern furniture. Here are seven fab pieces for the home – by Cassina, Moroso, Modus and more – that will make their debut next week.

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8 days ago

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Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 3)

Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 3)

Sustainable chairs, playful loungers and ultra-minimal seats – the final instalment of our look back on 30 iconic chairs over the past 30 years shows designers like Thomas Heatherwick, Hella Jongerius and Studio Job having fun with form.

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11 days ago

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Countdown to Milan: 10 Fabulous Lights

Countdown to Milan: 10 Fabulous Lights

Modern glass chandeliers, wacky wall sconces and ultra-minimal office luminaires – the Euroluce lighting fair, taking place at the Salone del Mobile in Milan from April 14 to 19, has it all. Here are 10 new launches – by Wonderglass, Foscarini, Lasvit, Zumtobel and others – that we’re excited about.

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18 days ago

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A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

A Finnish Restaurant and Club Goes From Day to Night

Interior designer Joanna Laajisto balances lightness and sultry darkness in devising two spaces in one establishment that work together harmoniously.

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March 18, 2015

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In Memoriam: Michael Graves

In Memoriam: Michael Graves

The American architect, who died last week at the age of 80, bucked convention throughout his career, from his embrace of postmodernism to collaborations with consumer brands and a focus on healthcare and universal accessibility.

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March 16, 2015

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Frei Otto’s Pritzker, and His Legacy

Frei Otto’s Pritzker, and His Legacy

The 2015 Pritzker Prize was announced just a day after Frei Otto, the German innovator of lightweight, tensile architecture, died at the age of 89.

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March 11, 2015

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Jan Kaplicky’s Futuristic Visions

Jan Kaplicky’s Futuristic Visions

A new book and an exhibit at the Architectural Association in London bring together the fantastic drawings by the Prague-born architect and founder of London firm Future Systems.

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March 9, 2015

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Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 2)

Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 2)

Our next 10 iconic chairs launched in the three decades of Azure’s history demonstrate how designers including Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, Joris Laarman and Front literally broke the mould.

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March 3, 2015

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