Presented at the Salone del Mobile 2013 earlier this year was TOSHI, a versatile collection of cabinets designed by Luca Nichetto for Casamania. There are myriad references to Japan to be found within this collection which was inspired by the Tokyo skyline and in fact the name TOSHI means ‘city’ in the Japanese language!
Since I'm basically an urbanite, architecture is the environment in which my life runs, both from a professional and a personal standpoint. Good architecture thrills me, intrigues me, concerns me, fascinates me... These feelings are so intense that I began to feel the desire to transmit them to others. Photography is the way I've found to do it.
Andrea Francesconi is a young Italian designer who is interested in the merging of traditional crafts within his contemporary designs. His project, Mushrooms is realized through the collaboration of ceramist Bertolin and glassworker Pietro Viero resulting in the creation of a beautiful functional storage object.
A magnificent limited edition wristwatch, the Masterpiece MP-05 was developed by the famed house of Hublot as a tribute to the performance and design of the most recent model of the iconic Ferrari, the ‘LaFerrari’, which was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Once more,the innovative practice of Nendo have exerted a dynamic presence in the world of international design. We are accustomed to witnessing their contemporary designs which incorporate a strong element of functionality as demonstrated in the following collaborations presented at the 2013 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
I think the essence of design never changes, just like the essence of making music doesn’t change. Somehow, a designer needs to create a successful relationship between a person, the intended user, and an object, the design created. It doesn’t matter how good you are with whatever designtool, if you forget about that, you’ll fail, in my opinion.
Currently on show as part of the INTERNI Hybrid Architecture and Design Exhibition for the Milan Design Week is the Pure Capsule Collection, a series of footwear designed by well known French architect Jean Nouvel for Ruco, the Italian shoe brand.
The latest in a series of collaborative projects between the iconic automobile firm of BMW and world renowned designers, is that with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec who created the Quiet Motion Installation for the 2013 Salone del Mobile.
Martone Cycling Company is a newly launched fashion and design-driven bike company founded by bike enthousiast Lorenzo Martone. Martone’s aim was to create a city bike that would look as good as it rides; a bold statement of personal style.
A collaboration between the German brand Classicon and London based designer Benjamin Hubert resulted in the Membrane armchair, which was recently launched at the 2013 Salone del Mobile in Milan. The lightweight, almost transparent chair goes against everything that we imagine a conventional chair should be with its solid mass and foam filled cushions.