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on safari

last week i visited milan design week for the third time, but whereas in previous years i've concentrated all my design explorations on the city centre, this time around i was determined to actually get out to the experience the actual main event: salone del mobile. i'll confess that i'm often guilty of seeking out my favourite brands at design shows ...
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tilstedeværelse

 [soliloquy id="19247"] given my love of the 100% norway exhibition at ldf each year, it stands to reason that one of my favourite shows from my exploits in milan last week would be norwegian presence at ventura lambrate. a collaboration between klubben (the norwegian designers’ union), norwegian crafts and norwegian icons, the exhibition showcased the best of the country's handcraft and design, both ...
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translucence

[soliloquy id="19229"] i'm back from a wonderful week in sunny milan tired but inspired, as my lovely pal katie would say. it was a looong six days in the capital of design, with countless miles covered, espressos downed,  new design classics spotted, glasses of aperol spritz quaffed, pasta dishes inhaled and a mere few hours of sleep snatched in between late night ...
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ciao, bella!

i'm off to milan today for my first ever salone del mobile experience! ever since i was asked to coordinate a shoot during milan design week in my first week as a wallpaper* intern (from the london office, natch), i've been eager to attend the weeklong design festival that is arguably the most important - and glamorous - in the design calendar. ...
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resurrection

another lovely presentation from salone del mobile that i've spied across the blogosphere the past few days is fritz hansen's revival of a "quiet" design classic; the arne jacobsen drop chair. first released in 1958, this midcentury classic was initially produced exclusively for the copenhagen radisson sas royal hotel's bar and lobby, with the tear-shaped design taking inspiration from the ...
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10/10

i've long been a fan of COS' simple, elegant silhouettes and nendo's modern, functional design, so it stands to reason that a COS x nendo collaboration would be a match made in heaven. tokyo-based design studio nendo strives to give people a small "!" moment through their vibrant store concepts and mystically inspired exhibition spaces as well as sculptural furniture pieces, home accessories, ...
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