Modular bicycle bag/briefcase by Silvio Rebholz and Louis Michel, from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart project Più di Pegoretti (Photo courtesy AKB Stuttgart)

Every time we are in Milan, be it for the Design Week or simply to enjoy the city without the

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"Community: Italy Architecture, city and landscape from the postwar period to 2000" at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy

December can be a trying month: always having to think of others; always having to patronise bars and restaurants you’ve

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USM - Rethink the Modular, Milan Design Week 2015

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fritz Haller and Paul Schärer’s USM Haller modular furniture system USM instigated a series

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Belgium is Design - Confronting the Masters, Milan 2015

As is becoming traditional the interregional initiative Belgium is Design used Milan Design Week to present a showcase of contemporary

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Programme S 830 by Emilia Becker for Thonet, as seen at Milan Furniture Fair 2015

Back in the hazy mists of 2014 the Grassi Museum for Applied Arts, Leipzig presented Sitting – Lying – Swinging.

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Milan 2014 Artek Rival Konstantin Grcic

If we’re honest, we really, really, should have seen it coming. We didn’t. Having been acquired in 2013 by Vitra,

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Milan 2014 Berlin Design Selection Crossboard LOCKWOOD

In design the term “readymade” is used to refer to products created by giving existing objects a new function; generally

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Moooi Nut Chair Marcel Wanders Prop Light Bertjan Pot

Preparing for his solo exhibition “Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 years of design” clearly helped Marcel Wanders tackle, and

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Milan 2014 Source Material Kaleidoscope Project Space

Exhibitions in which designers present objects that inspire them are nothing new. But are by their very nature exhibitions that

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milan preview

“Okay so is there ANYTHING interesting happening in Milan this year?” asked dezeen founder and Editor in Chief Marcus Fairs

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After the relative calm and civility of July and August, September sees a more than inconsequential upping of our professional

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Milan Design Week 2013 Droog 20+ Up to a beautiful future

A few weeks ago in our post on the opening of the Droog Lab exhibition The New Original in Guangzhou,

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For us one of the true highlights of Saloni Milano 2009 was the kkaarrlls showcase from students at the Staatliche

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We sadly didn’t meet the colleagues from Stylepark, but had we –  a day ticket for Milan costs €3 and

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It’s almost time. The exhibition halls are half-empty, the beer fridge in the press room half-full and the hold of

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They say that in every life a little rain must fall. The amount that has fallen in Milan in the

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In our entry on the designersblock showcase we mentioned a foldable cardboard chair that had caught our attention. Now we

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Make up your own joke… we like: “Apparently, he had heard that there are some classics here that never go

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What the war on terror being won and everything, it appears Barack Obama has turned to his Secret Service to

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At the kkaarrllss showcase we couldn’t help noticing that the students were using a copy of  “Das Kunstwerk” [The work

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Having re-read the first two “off-Salone” entries, we fear that it could be interpreted that we are not doing very

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Picture taken on Corso Garibaldi north of Piazza Moscova. The building in the middle is the “Centro Bonsai” – and

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We must say it is good to get back to the comfort of the Zona Tortona press room and an

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After 3 days at the Milan exhibition centre we’re giving it a miss today and spending the whole day “off-Salone”

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Looks like it could be a new seating system by Ron Arad – it is in fact a safety barrier

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