Re-opening… New York

Pier 17, New York
Design is back on stage in mid-May with six days of virtual, hybrid and live events, in five different districts. From 13 to 18 May, designers, studios, companies and schools share new ideas and inspirations with the design community, once again transforming the city into a hub of creativity. Guided by the Executive Director of NYCxDESIGN Elissa Black, the...

Natuzzi, Antonio Achille is the new Managing Director

“This appointment is part of a new corporate management team that has the goal of reinforcing the group’s competitive position on the global market of design and luxury, while boosting the efficiency of our operative model.” This is how the company has announced the appointment of Antonio Achille as the new Managing Director of Natuzzi Spa. A role that exists alongside...

Antoniolupi opens in Madrid

Antoniolupi showroom, Madrid
A space of 80 sqm that reflects the brand’s minimal and elegant style. Andrea Lupi, CEO and Art Director of the company, has designed the new showroom in Madrid to perfectly combine the new developments of the collection with the most iconic bestsellers. “Spain is a very important market for Antoniolupi,” he says. The brand has turned to Iconno (professionals specialized in the design and...

Nicandro, the wall that becomes light

Nicandro by Faram, Design Egidio Panzera
It all begins with thinking about walls and their storytelling capacities. Egidio Panzera, in his research conducted for Faram, creates Nicandro, a system that can be connected to the principles of bio-adaptive lighting, regulating intensity and color temperature, in line with natural circadian rhythms. At night, when no one is awake, the blue light is activated to kill bacteria....

Immaterial patterns

Vetro Madras® BIT 03 by FerreroLegno, Design Lissoni Associati
It looks like a fabric that dematerializes inside the door thanks to Vetro Madras® BIT 03, design: Lissoni Associati. The door by FerreroLegno marks the spatial division between rooms, but does so with a subtle presence, a texture that takes form from the gaze and the light. Besides its aesthetic virtues, Vetro Madras® BIT 03 stands up to fingerprints...

The Green

The GREEN - Photo © Sachyn Mital, courtesy of Lincoln Center
To reinvent Josie Robertson Plaza and transform it into a real park would have been unthinkable until a short while ago, but this institution wanted to create an initiative to restart the arts and the city of New York. The Green is a pop-up installation by set designer Mimi Lien, assigned the task of reimagining a space in which...

In London, a supermarket by Camille Walala

The Supermarket @ Design Museum of London - Photo © Ed Reeve
The very colorful graphics of Camille Walala explode in a temporary supermarket that was open for one week in April (now online here) at the Design Museum in London. A playful space, between an art installation and a real store, in an initiative to support young artists and to emphasize the importance of creativity, with a luminous sign Creativity is Essential. On view,...

Design Explosion

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The cover of this edition of the Design Issue is rather unusual, you might say. It is clearly conceptual, and should be seen in relation to the origin of this shot – a rug with the name Big Bang – and the vision that accompanies it: the primordial explosion that generated the universe. Everything springs from chaos, from the instability...

Boeri appointed as curator of the Salone del Mobile

Stefano Boeri © Gianluca Di Ioia
Breaking news this week from the Salone del Mobile. Starting with the name of the curator of the fair in September: the architect Stefano Boeri. He will work with a team of young international architects and professionals to create the new concept for the event at Rho Fiera. Another new feature is the opening of the fair not just to...

Shining!

A triumph of light for a spectacular, thrilling cocoon effect. A golden cloak to celebrate the rebirth of Michelangelo and his David, faithfully replicated with the most sophisticated 3D technology. Sicis – a Platinum Partner of Expo – has produced over 2.5 million tiles in glass and gold (crafted by hand, one by one, by the Sicis artisans), to...
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