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The Zen Collection by Draga & Aurel: Color-capturing tables with an “icy” effect

Draga & Aurel have continued their journey of experimentation into materials and transparency with the new ZEN collection of tables and coffee tables, presented recently at the Rossana Orlandi Gallery during Milan Design Week.

Rise of The Hotel Lobby Home ™

It’s time we bid the modern farmhouse adieu. There’s a new suburban architectural trend that finds its influences from the rise in popularity of vacation rentals and boutique hotels. We’re calling it the Hotel Lobby Home.

Giorgetti: Happy birthday to Pugliatti’s Move chair!

The result of a long process of research into the mechanics of solid pieces, Move is inspired by the organic forms that wood takes in nature, reinterpreting them through Giorgetti’s tradition of fine cabinet making.

Architect & interior designer Lauren Rottet’s grand salon in a Milanese mansion

Known for her award-winning interiors for the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, offices and high-end residences, Rottet celebrated the tradition of Italian craftsmanship in the artfully appointed Grand Salon adorned with unique antiquities and juxtaposed with select pieces of her cutting-edge Rottet Collection furniture

Must-sees during Milan Design Week Spring 2024

May Milano Design Week commence. This year at Milan Design Week: an inspired mix of 70s-inspired collectible design and architectural furnishings, cutting-edge kitchen technology, and legacy designer collaborations, notably Neutra’s with Zaha Hadid and Tapis Rouge with Armando Milani.

All eyes on Fuorisalone

Designers from around the globe are converging in Milan for Fuorisalone Milan Design Week, April 15 – 21 to exchange ideas and showcase projects that influence our current reality. Through a myriad of events, exhibitions, and installations scattered throughout the city, they aim to shape our present. The theme put forward by Fuorisalone.it, “Materia Natura,” seeks to foster a culture of mindful design.

When does furniture become art?

Every once in a while a designer like Jesse Visser comes along whose work sits so comfortably at the intersection of art and design, so as to make them inseparable. Visser is a luminary in contemporary design, whose unmistakably singular aesthetic and iconic designs prioritize user interaction, balancing conceptual purity with commercial appeal.

The trendy, techy, and timeless

The predictions business is about aggregating data from lots of different places. But if that weren’t an option – If you could just pick one resource or place to routinely visit; or one column to regularly read, in order to track and predict emerging trends – what would that be? For designers Robin Baron and Dann Foley, and trend forecasting expert Patti Carpenter, that answer is undoubtedly: Paris. 

Holiday gift guide: by designers, for designers

From Salone del Mobile to Shoppe Object at High Point, each of the products in our holiday gift guide was selected by designers, for designers. With a focus on functionality, uniqueness, and aesthetic appeal, each of the products in our holiday gift guide are poised to inspire and elevate the creative spirits of designers from all disciplines.

Jewels and the jungle: the lighting trends you’re about to see everywhere inspire Villari’s latest collection

All of these luxury lighting trends go hand-in-hand, both aesthetically and thematically: The lighting styles of the 1920s and 1960s and 1970s are connected by their shared use of geometric shapes and bold colors. In the 1920s, Art Deco lighting featured geometric shapes and bright colors. In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a revival of Art Deco style, and lighting designs once again featured geometric shapes and bold colors. This time, however, there was more of a focus on function, with lighting designs used to create specific moods or atmospheres. Pendant lights with spherical or cylindrical forms, often in vibrant hues like orange, yellow, and green, became emblematic of the era’s exuberant style. The 60s and 70s designs were also ahead of their time with a deliberate focus on sustainable materials and energy use, which aligns with the values of today’s environmentally conscious consumers.