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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!
A collaboration between artist Richard Woods and product designer Sebastian Wrong brought about the ‘Logo Chair’. Created for an exhibition at the Galerie VIVID in Rotterdam, the ‘logos of reality’ series of chairs consists of a simple childlike interpretation of what a chair should be, put together in a traditional woodblock technique.
A radical redesign of Terminal 2 in the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was undertaken by Marc Fidele and Andrei David, the architects of the Paris Airport Engineering and Architectural Management. A huge public space of this type has to stand up to the wear and tear of thousands of travellers who pass through on a daily basis.
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.
This stunning collection of 3D printed jewelry was designed by two young designers from the Czech Republic, Marketa Richterova and Zbynek Krulich. Through the development of 3D software more and more pioneering designers are taking advantage of this innovative method of design and production to achieve levels of intricacy within the realization of their designs...
The sports apparel giant Nike teamed up with the Shanghai based practice of Studio-at-Large to create a futuristic installation as part of a one day launch event for their latest footwear product, the Nike Free.
As his first foray into the world of automobile design, innovative Welsh designer teamed up with the French firm of Renault to produce the high-concept Twin‘Z city car. Released at the Salone del Mobile, an unlikely venue for an automobile, the car was presented as a design project more suitable for this audience rather than the average car lover.
Recently shown in the Sawaya & Moroni showroom during Milan Design Week is the Kuki Chair, a limited edition design by Zaha Hadid for the Italian brand. The bright indigo blue chair is created from a single plastic surface which has been manipulated into a series of folds and bends which produce its final freestanding form.
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.