• Layered Chair

    A piece of furniture that resembles the technique architects use for recreating the topology of a landscape. Beautiful.
  • Concrete table

    Designed by Foster and Partners for Molteni, Arc is a beautiful table suitable for both indoors and outdoors thanks to the use of a composite material made of cement and organic fibres that is waterproof.
  • East meets West

    Two japanese designers project their cultural backgrounds into modern pieces of furniture, the result is refreshing and meaningful.
  • Felt Walls

    Anne Kyyro Quinn's works in felt have always trapped our attention; we appreciate the endless explorations for transforming a simple and traditional material into fantastic three-dimensional surfaces.
  • Tiled Wood

    Designer Rita Baek's background in jewelry design has given her a rather experimental approach to design, which is also characterized by the delicate and somehow respectful use of materials.
  • Canasta

    Patricia Urquiola's work is consistently balanced; she has the rare ability to mix in: function, idea, materials, story and scale creating objects that are so complete and mature that you perceive them as classics at first glance.
  • Volant

    Alcantara is an extraordinary non-woven textile created by a japanese researcher almost 40 years ago manufactured and developed in Italy.
  • Buttoned

    As the biggest design event of the year gets closer to opening its doors, we decided to get in the right mood for receiving Milan Design Week 2009 with a few highlights from last year's edition. Among the hundreds of inspiring details presented last year I noticed the return of an old classic: capitonné.
  • Designing Futuristic Textiles

    I saw these wonderful explorations for textiles at a Eindhoven Design Academy exhibit in Milan some years ago, and remained captivated by their power; they emanate a subtle sense of horror and at the same time a compelling need for touching and feeling them.
  • Liquid Metal

    Aluminium gets liquid in the hands of Ross Lovegrove.

Design Shows


  • Interview: Eugeni Quitllet
    When we first saw his name close to that of Philippe Starck we googled, with no luck. There was no human trace of Eugeni Quitllet and we thought, for a brief moment, that he could be an invention, some sort of imaginary alter ego created by his famously provocative partner. But shortly after all this revealed to be a product of our unquiet imagination: he is for real, thank goodness.

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