Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran - the duo behind Dimore Studio - celebrated the 10th year of their partecipation to the Milan Design Week presenting the collections "Palmador" and "Tessuti" with a new fascinating setting of the milanese apartment transformed into the Dimore Gallery, in Brera district.
Emiliano and Britt invested in their individual experience with the profession and study of Design, Art and Fashion, and founded Dimore Studio in 2003.
Since that moment, they have designed and carried out every project in a personal and recognizable way: objects created by historical design masters live together with reclaimed materials and other "bespoke" objects to create and forge a particular atmosphere. A timeless visual and emotional pathway.
Research focused on details makes every creation, sign, proposal, suggestion, innovation and reference simple, albeit sophisticated. A language inspired by a set of emotional alchemies made of unexpected choices, preservation, inventions, apprecitation of prints, lights, lacquers and oxidations. An uncensored aesthetic where each item has its own power and expressive “raison d’être”, while representing a part of the ensemble as the protagonist.
In the "Palmador" collection: mirror Book, screen Totem, desk Sheet, lacquered wood table Big One and coloured glass tables Esa and Penta.
"Tessuti" is a collection of sixteen textile designs from geometric to organic, from linen to silk.
"Dimore Gallery is a home, a journey, an experience, a dialogue between past and present.
Every object selected or created by designers Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, has a story and an allure capturing imagination in a way in which only art and design are able."
Dimore Gallery, via Solferino 11, Milano
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Swedish Design Goes Milan presented the modern workplace from a Swedish perspective: a live-work space that is both home-like and deeply productive.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulness - May Sarton
Republic of Fritz Hansen has presented three fresh novelties in the showroom of via Garibaldi in Milan, during the design week : the new colours by Tal R for Series 7™ , and two new designs by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Series 7™ chair - designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955 -, Fritz Hansen asked the Danish artist Tal R - internationally celebrated for his profound sense of colour - to create a new range of colours for the famous chair. The nine new colours, complementing each other perfectly, will be available in stores from june 2015.
All the colours have one thing in common: They lie in between two colours and are constantly pulled in both directions; this gives the colours depth and the ability to conjure up mental images. To me, it’s important that every single colour has a story behind it that sparks associations. Therefore, each of the nine colours that I’ve chosen for the Series 7 chair has its own story and lets you see the chair in a new perspective’ - Tal R
Jaime Hayon designed two new chairs for Fritz Hansen, coinceved to create a cosy feel in any setting: the dining chair Sammen™ and the armchair Fri™. The two designs, combining a touch of Spanish playfulness with Danish minimalism and craftsmanship, start from the idea of working with the best materials while aiming for simplicity and maximum comfort and are a natural extension of the precedent collections by the Spanish designer.
up - the new range of colours for the Series 7™ chair | the armchair Fri™
after - the dining chair Sammen™
up - the dining chair Sammen™
after - the armchair Fri™
Homes are fascinating. They are the settings for our lives and they often tell stories about who we are. In all homes, furniture plays an important role: It can be pieces we have selected and bought ourselves, and it can be pieces we have inherited or received as presents. Regardless of their origin, they tell a story about who we are. A home is well designed when it's personal and offers a welcoming and inviting space – when it has that indefinable quality we call hominess. The quality that makes a room pleasant to be in, as architecture and design come together to create a homey and relaxing atmosphere. It is a challenge to create a home that appears vivid, personal and having soul.
So, what makes a home? Good design surely helps.
I visited Fritz Hansen showroom also other times but I should say that this week the setting was really homely and more inspiring than ever (this is to justify all the following photos of Fritz Hansen iconic pieces that you maybe already know).
Styling and Set Design by Christine Rudolph.
up - Series 7™ chair, Grand Prix chair, the Drop chair and details of the kitchen.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Random inspiration from the Salone del Mobile 2015 in Milan:
up - At Danish Living Room, wall decoration with re-usable sticky bricks by Wallz and Cadovius Butterfly shelves by DK3 | Stool from the Companion series by Philip Grass
after - Flow flooring collection by Bolon
up - Rocking chair high and rocking two-seat sofa from the