Boom Boom by Mathieu Lehanneur for Binauric

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Launched last week during Milan Design Week, Mathieu Lehanneur's new wireless speaker Boom Boom is inspired by a piece of fruit. Its faceted form has no top or bottom, and is sized to fit comfortably in the hand.

Lights cameras action! Milano Design Film Festival 2014 and its awards

From the boundary of the usual by Toni Meneguzzo

Sustained by last year's success, the Milano Design Film Festival has tripled the seating capacity for its second edition in Milan on October 9-12 and planned an international tour, which sees it touching down on 19 June at Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, for three dates in July at MAXXI in Rome and 24 - 30 September at Beijing Design Week.

Highlights of the festival will include From the boundary of the usual, a short film on Piero Fornasetti’s world by Toni Meneguzzo, and REM, a feature-length documentary by Tomas Koolhaas about his father Rem.

Missoni Wonderland: Milan Design Week

Monday, 14 April 2014

Missoni wowed visitors at Milan Design Week this year with a spectacular display of its signature zigzag and vibrant floral patterns.

Carlo Moretti: Monolite Exhibition

Renowned Venetian glass factory Carlo Moretti revealed for the first time a spectacular private collection of glass sculptures at Monolite during Milan Design Week.

Cos x Nendo: Space Dipped Shirts

Staying in tune with Cos’ clean and sophisticated design aesthetic, Nendo transforms Cos’ essential classic white shirt into a minimalist installation at Milan Design Week 2014.

Assemblage No.4: Roly Poly
by Faye Toogood

Friday, 11 April 2014

Faye Toogood's new Assemblage collection is a celebration of fertility, with softly rounded forms and oversize woven blankets marking a dramatic change from her last, industrially-inspired collection. Tables and chairs are made of fibreglass in retro-futuristic shades of cream, with their geometric forms taken from a woven tapestry created by Toogood to begin the project.

High Point Market: Trend Watch

For the third consecutive year Homebuildlife is the High Point Market official trend sponsor. Every year, exhibitors are encouraged to submit the products that they best feel represent our future seasonal macro trends through a program called Trend Watch. The focus of the project is to demonstrate how the macro trends can be interpreted into commercial products and showcase some of the pieces available throughout the market.

Live from Milan: KNP by Jean Nouvel for Arflex

French architect Jean Nouvel has created a seating system for Arflex called KNP, which questions the archetype of the sofa and comprises three main elements: a wooden structure, a two-colour reversible cover and loose polyurethane flat cushions.

Live from Milan: Moooï's new exhibition

Moooï's 2014 Milan exhibition pays tribute to works of the past while promoting its new collection. Products have been set up in room sets against large-scale photographs of palatial and historic spaces by Italian photographer Massimo Listri. The images add a sense of grandeur to the event, while highlighting the concept of heritage dear to Marcel Wanders.

Live from Milan: a new take on Memphis at Satellite

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Malmö-based studio Swedish Ninja exhibited a graphic yet feminine collection at this year's edition of Salone Satellite. Maria Gustavsson's furniture mixes colour and materials in playful shapes that bring Postmodernism to mind. Marble is used alongside hand-stitched leather and lacquered wood, while neutral greys and powdered pastels are associated with brighter and deeper shades such as coral pink and smoked green.

Live from Milan: Eurocucina trends preview

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Team 7 at Eurocucina 2014
Kitchens at this year's edition of Eurocucina show that trends for warm and textured materials are still going strong in this part of the home. Veined marbles in neutral tones or bright colours are associated with rich woods or brushed metals.

The retro aesthetic from the 1950s through to the 1970s is another fruitful source of inspiration as midtone colours such as mustard yellow, faded orange and light blue are introduced on cabinet fronts and accessories.

Live from High Point Market

Cisco Brothers

The spring 2014 edition of High Point Market kicked off this weekend in North Carolina. Twice a year, High Point bursts to life with a surge of international and national exhibitors looking to display their wares to the interiors market.