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Milan News: mischer’traxler wins BE OPEN Young Talent Award


Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of Studio mischer’traxler win the world’s newest design prize: the BE OPEN Young Talent Award at Milan Design Week. The new annual prize, the Young Talent Award, was announced at a packed awards ceremony in the Expo Hall of the Unversita Statale di Milano. Continue Reading…

Milan News: Kartell + Pucci

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Pucci continue to collaborate with their Cities of the World campaign, in Milan Kartell presented Madame, a small padded armchair in polycarbonate designed by Philippe Starck covered with Emilio Pucci prints. The patterns depict the location of the stores with imagery of local streets, squares and skylines.  Continue Reading…

Milan News: Maison Pierre Marcolini – Wallpaper* Handmade

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With Easter around the corner, the season for over indulging on chocolate, it is apt to be discussing the delicacy today. Belgian Haute Chocolaterie, Maison Pierre Marcolini’s, PATTERNITY (Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham) and bespoke furniture maker Toby Winteringham collaborated to create The Structure of Chocolate for Wallpaper*’s 2014 Handmade Issue exhibition in Milan. Continue Reading…

Milan News: ‘Where Architects Live’


Above: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas at ‘Where Architects Live”

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to snoop around an architect’s home? “Where Architects Live” will fulfill your natural curiosity. Leading contemporary architects are due to reveal their own concepts of the domestic space. The exhibition conceived as a cultural accompaniment to the Salone del Mobile is devised to provide an exclusive glimpse into “rooms” designed by eight of the world’s most respected architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David ChipperfieldMassimiliano and Doriana FuksasZaha HadidMarcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai. Will the rooms reflect the signature style of the designers? If you are lucky enough to visit Salone Milan 2014 make sure you visit to find out.


Milan Trend: Placement Wallpaper

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The days of lining up pattern are long gone. The hottest wallpaper trend* is for non-repeat. Paving the way at Milan with the look for NLXL is Studio Job. Their layout allows for more of a custom made style where prints are in the placement format.

Tip: Mix multiple patterns for more of an individual interpretation.

*New trend

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Milan News: Scholten & Baijings

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For those visiting Milan here is a summary from Scholten & Baijings:



Scholten & Baijings created a series of marble tables for the Italian company Luce di Carrara in Tuscany. The five tables are being shown for the first time at the prestigious and world-renowned Milan design gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi. They are unique organic shapes made from the finest Italian marble and manufactured with the aid of state-of-the-art machinery. Continue Reading…

Milan News: Piuarch presents ‘FlyingGarden’

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At the 2014 Fuorisalone Piuarch presents its vision of urban regeneration via the redevelopment project for the courtyards of Milan: “from Courtyard to Courtyard”  Continue Reading…

Preview: Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

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It is that time of year again when our attention turns to London for Clerkenwell Design Week. The groundbreaking exhibition is now in its fifth year. How time has flown. Fast forward to 2014 and it is recognised as one of the must see events of the design calendar showcasing the latest creations by designers and manufacturers from the UK and around the world. Set amid the historic area of Clerkenwell, the three-day festival features an array of leading design showrooms based in the locality, alongside four focused exhibitions, The Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Additions.

The Design Factory: Based at The Farmiloe Building, will play host to some of the best contemporary furniture, lighting and product design brands from the UK and around the world.

Platform : With its unique, architectural setting at The House of Detention, sponsored by W London - will provide the perfect atmospheric backdrop for emerging young designers to exhibit their exciting new collections.

Detail: Celebrates fine quality and exquisite craftsmanship in the luxury sector, at the Order of St John bringing together the best and most prestigious names in high-end interior design.

Additions: New to Clerkenwell, sponsored by Spanish online design company Triitme - will take over the Crypt on the Green at St James Church. It will be the main hub for a curated collection of small design items and home accessories, targeting retail buyers, interior designers and specifiers.

Here is a preview of some of the exhibitors and installations coming your way.

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Diary: Morag Myerscough at the RCA


The Talking Interiors lecture series is presented by the RCA Interior Design programme. Next to speak on the 6th March is multi award winning designer Morag Myerscough founder of the award-winning Studio Myerscough, one of the UK’s most prolific designers. Her work is characterized by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the design, using it to create community and build identity. She creates an eclectic breadth of work from the conversion of a train to a café, installations, numerous exhibitions and interpreting buildings.

Myerscough back catalogue is impressive with clients ranging from London’s Design Museum to Formula 1. Most recently she was awarded the contract to create the Design Museum’s permanent exhibition for its new home, one of the UK’s most important new cultural projects. With Cartlidge Levene she designed the wayfinding for the Barbican Centre and continuing their relationship they are currently designing wayfinding for Tate Modern’s new Herzog and De Meuron extension.

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Diary: Design Shanghai


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HayMagisFlosFritz HansenAlessiBoss Design and Tom Dixon. What do the companies have in common? This week they head to China for the launch of  Design Shanghai. The event will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 27 February to 2 March. More than 150 world-renowned design brands will be presented to the Chinese audience, 90% of which have never been seen before in China

Mr. Gu, General Manager of Shanghai Art Fair Ltd. co-organised  Design Shanghai with Media 10, the show is also backed by Media 10’s leading international shows, including 100% Design London, Clerkenwell Design Week and Ideal Home Show. Steeped in credibility Media 10 continue to push boundaries in design. Having firmly established itself as an industry leader in producing contemporary design events in the UK,  they aim to replicate its success - both in content and design - in China. Continue Reading…

Diary: Living Spaces / Makkink & Bey


One hundred years of textiles in Dutch interiors are celebrated in the exhibition Living Spaces at the TextielMuseum. The central question throughout is, ‘What role does textile play in the interior?’ Seven concept rooms display interiors from seven distinctive periods: Dutch Art Nouveau, 1930s’ modernism, the post-war period, the alternative 1970s, postmodernism and recent Dutch Design.  Each space is based on the ideal image of a particular design movement or a specific trend; such as the sunken seating area of the 1970s. Clearly visible is the mix of old and new throughout.

The ideal home that architects and designers visualise is one that few people can afford. Class division is illustrated via film fragments shown in each room. Comparisons are made between the comfortable middle-class living room and images of working-class families living in poverty in dark, dank, single-room dwellings.

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News: M Lamp by David Irwin arrives at Juniper


Announcement: After a long wait The M Lamp designed by David Irwin, launched at 100% Design is available for purchase next month. Place your order now.

‘Das House’ by Louise Campbell


Louise Campbell presented her imposing 240 metre-squared ‘Das House’ at IMM Cologne 2014. It is an accolade to be chosen for the job. Each year a designer is commissioned to build their future home detailing visually how it is possible to create a world of one’s own that becomes an expression of their own personality. The project evolved through a series of themes and secret titles. One being Alice in Wonderland; Louise wanted to play with adventure and the freedom of her world albeit limited at times with the constraints of designing for a commercial fair. Continue Reading…

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