Michele de Lucchi transforms Poltrona Frau showroom into Earth Station

Architect and artist Michele de Lucchi explains how his takeover of Poltrona Frau’s flagship store during Milan design week explores new ways of working and learning, in this movie Dezeen produced for the Italian brand. Named Connecting Experiences, the showroom installation comprises a series of spaces that encourage visitors to engage with a selection of Poltrona Frau products by working, relaxing and learning […]

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Philippe Starck, Kartell and Autodesk unveil “world’s first production chair designed with artificial intelligence”

This captioned video produced by Dezeen for Autodesk reveals Philippe Starck’s A.I. chair for Kartell, which the software company claims is the first chair designed using artificial intelligence to be put into production. Launched at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair during Milan design week 2019, the chair was designed by Starck using prototype generative design software developed by Autodesk. Designer Phillipe Starck used prototype generative design software […]

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Dion Lee repurposes traditional tailoring techniques for leather furniture collection

Australian furniture producer DesignByThem has teamed up with fashion designer Dion Lee to develop a collection comprising a lounge chair and bench made by slashing and weaving leather. The DL range is the first interdisciplinary collaboration by the Sydney-based company, which was founded in 2007 by Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. DesignByThem champions Australian design internationally and […]

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Rossana Orlandi announces winners of Ro Plastic Prize for recycled products in Milan

Furniture made of recycled plastic and fabrics made from plastic bags are among winners of the Ro Plastic Prize competition. German designer Alexander Schul won the design category of the contest set up by Milanese gallerist Rossana Orlandi, which challenged designers to develop new ways of recycling and reusing plastic. Alexander Schul has made a chair, a lamp and a side table using […]

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Piero Lissoni uses Barcelona Pavilion marble in tables for Salvatori

Italian architect Piero Lissoni has designed a series of bistro tables for furniture brand Salvatori, with marble left over from famous buildings including Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion. The Lost Stones bistro tables, presented during Milan design week, have round tops that are all made from broken scraps of marble. The slabs were left over from construction of numerous famous buildings: the Barcelona […]

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Note Design Studio champions closed-loop sustainability with Formations installation

Note Design Studio has installed geometric totem poles inside a historic Milanese building to showcase the potential of Tarkett’s IQ Surface, a new material that can be continuously recycled. Located in Circolo Filologico for the duration of Milan design week, Formations is an exhibition of the latest product from vinyl flooring manufacturer Tarkett. IQ Surface is a durable material that […]

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