Reflecting several new products, ideas and trends after an international design event like the Milan Design Week 2017 is an interesting and challenging process every year. Traditional design firms come up with new or updated products and new firms, often small and highly specialized ones, come up with new ideas, prototypes or rediscovered traditional techniques. One of… Read More This is Zanat! – Innovative and fresh design from Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Unfortunately we had to skip this year’s Milan Design Week and therefore we would like to share our personal links with all of you to catch some inspiration & ideas and to enjoy a bit of Milan’s vibrating atmosphere. We’ll be back next in 2018! OFFICIAL WEBSITE: FUORISALONE & COLLATERAL EVENTS: GUIDES: Enjoy wherever you are out… Read More Can’t be there this year? Here’s a virtual guide to “Salone del Mobile 2017” and much more in and around Milan, Italy
Remember the building we’ve seen next to Udine a couple of days ago? In the meantime we found out the history and the architect behind it. ANGELO MANGIAROTTI was born in Milan on 26th of February 1921. He graduated in architecture in 1948 at Milano’s Politecnico. In 1953 and 1954 he works in the United States, participating… Read More Angelo Mangiarotti -A truly original Creator (and a lifelong cooperation between Rino Snaidero and Angelo Mangiarotti)
Working on a Mac has always been a great experience for us. Since the comeback of AutoCAD to the Mac platform there’s an even richer palette of applications available. But what when it comes to connectivity on the 2016 MacBook Pro? If you are used to work on your huge display like the Apple 27″ Cinema… Read More ARC Hub – The perfect solution for your new MacBook Pro?
Here is the perfect documentary to enjoy during the holidays: Infinite Space, a documentary feature film, traces the lifelong quest of visionary genius John Lautner to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” It is the story of brilliance and of a complicated life – and the most sensual architecture of the 20th… Read More Infinite Space – John Lautner
To be honest, fashion and trends don’t really matter that much when it comes down to real world problems as posted in our previous blog about the Building Peace Foundation. However, there are some very interesting “fashion meets art “initiatives around trying to help in both, global and local areas. One of them is Citizens of Humanity, a… Read More Humanity N°8 – Citizens of Humanity and Reyer Labor
Finding the right lighting (and light) for your project can be tricky nowadays! Till now LED lamps and bulbs had the problem that most of them generated horrible results when thinking about natural old-style bulb light and the color rendering index hardly reached a CRI of 80. With today’s warmer colors at 2700 K and a… Read More FontanaArte IO – Designed for LED light sources – The perfect shaped wall lamp
Here in Grado/Italy kitesurfing recently became very popular thanks to perfect conditions on sandy ground and winds like “Bora” or “Scirocco” blowing from East or South. Also stand up paddle boarding is gaining popularity and real surfing is possible quite a view days a year when good waves are coming in. So what about an exciting reading matter to start… Read More The Sport of Kings – An exciting book for great summer days
During our last visit in fabulous Cape Town, South Africa by accident we popped into a cute little store located at 201 Bree Street and Buiten Street. Skinny LaMinx is a design company that’a all about mid-century style, scandi-inspired, japanese-crazed pattern & colour, with a dose of African chic thrown in for good measure. Heather Moore was… Read More Fresh Mid-Century style fabrics from Capetown
A new design map has been drawn! In occasion of the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy a new design festival during the first Biennale month (May, 25th – June, 26th) will take place around town. Historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and unexpected places will become the cardinal points of DESIGN.VE design… Read More Design.ve
When traveling the right souvenirs often aren’t easy to find. Trashy, kitschy or quite boring isn’t what you want to bring back home, want to keep in your memories or want you to remember special places, unforgettable situations or moments abroad. But there are still new and amazing ideas…a really nice one for an uncommon souvenir,… Read More Decorative, memorable and simply beautiful! – What’s your favorite place?
For our Döllerer project back in 2012 we selected beautiful chairs from Spanish based furniture manufacturer Andreu World like the Nub Chair by Patrizia Urquiola. In the meantime Andreu World celebrates it’s 60th birthday of designing durable furniture solutions for work, pleasure, and life. For a recent project we were searching a light, fish and easy chair… Read More Catch of the Week – Sail!
When working on new projects we are always curious and willing to find new products that fit to our design proposals. Especially when it comes to basic elements like flooring, wall coverings and materials that simply create the base for all the rest like furniture, bathrooms, kitchens, rugs etc. For one of our latest projects, a… Read More Beyond Milan! – Catch of the Week
Once a year the world’s architects and designers flock to Milan for the Milan Design Week! This years edition is the 55th and features many interesting (and hidden) places to visit. Our perfect stay in Milan starts with an evening tour in the Brera Design District where many pop-up stores, exhibitions and bars are located… Read More Milan, where else?
Cool bikes are always worth a look or a try whether at the beach, in the mountains or in the city. There are so many different solutions nowadays for people with totally different needs and demands. But what about a non usual bulk bike? When it comes to custom made bikes you’re often ending up in custom made… Read More OttoCICLI – Stefano and his bikes
Cumini, a well known furniture store in Gemona next to Udine hosts a workshop today about ARTEK, founded in Helsinki, Finland by four young idealists Alvar and Aino Alto, Marie Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935. Their intention was to ‘sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational… Read More Italy meets Finland