Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Standout stories from the 2014 Milan Design Week.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 11 april 2014

Early April annually means the world’s largest design fair, Milan Design Week gets underway. Here’s a first take on the stories that got our attention.



Colorful Un East River Chair By Hella Jongerius For Vitra
Designed for comfort, this chair is also lightweight enough to easily move or relocate. Includes a handle on the backrest.




Patricia Urquiola Upholsters Modular Sofa For Moroso In Jersey Fabric
Urquiola explores a range of unique seating layouts making the traditional flat back sofa look really dated.




Matali Crasset’s Work And Sleeping Bay For Campeggi
Bordering on conceptual, Crasset attempts to maximize function and use with a minimal number of pieces.



Open Source Furniture By Philippe Starck For TOG
Customisable Furniture Means “No More Trends” Says Philippe Starck
A new furniture offer that aims to be a collaboration between consumer and designer via technology.




Holdables By Taliaystudio Are “A Satirical Comment On The Wearable Tech Frenzy”
Includes this camera which is triggered by a kiss.



Moooi Creates Interactive Experience To Share Milan Showroom With Digital Visitors
A simple online interface allows anyone on the globe to walk the Milan showroom using a digital device.



Studio Natural Brings Lucio Energy Point Into Living Spaces
The second solar table concept we spotted in two weeks.


F1 Car Models Made From Paper Will Blow Your Mind
Surprise ending included…



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After The Initial Success Of AR Gaming, What Does The Future Hold?

With Pokemon GO earning up to $10m a day, R&D departments are busy searching for the next phase

Arts & Culture Yesterday

The Next Great Art Movement Will Come At The Swipe Of A Finger

An improved app, optimized digital display and monthly art discovery service round out Electric Objects' renewed commitment to democratizing the art world


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A TV Streaming Service Is Designed Just For Kids

Toca TV is a new platform offering thousands of original and curated children's videos for a monthly subscription fee

Travel Yesterday

Bus Stop Transformed Into A Fitness Station For Commuters

Sports drink company Lucozade live-streamed an athletic trainer working out at a stop in Manchester to encourage travelers to get moving

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Shiseido And Microsoft Have Created A Makeup Filter For Women Who Telecommute

The Japanese cosmetic company built an augmented reality app that works alongside Skype for Business

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Samsung Is Using AR To Help Beachgoers Stay Safe

Pocket Patrol utilizes a phone's camera to promote beach safety and educate people about hidden hazards

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500 Plastic Chairs Used To Create A Recyclable Pavilion

Design agency CODA built a grandoise art piece from simple lawn furniture


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Claire Wasserman, Founder of Ladies Get Paid, describes how she's using an internal team communication tool to build a network of thousands

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Exchange Your Old Razors For New Ones At This Bartershop

The subscription-based shaving company lets customers trade their unwanted razors for Harry's brand steel at a temporary New York pop-up

Food Yesterday

A Brewer Has Created The Most Expensive Chips To Snack On

St. Eriks Brewery created crisps made from rare mushrooms to go with its artisan beer, donating all proceeds to charity

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Travel Yesterday

Melbourne Hotel Lets Guests Stay In Their Own Chrome Airstream Trailers

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Infants Yesterday

Battery Powered Cradle Will Rock Itself

NoomiNoomi is a clever device that makes it easier to put babies to sleep

Sustainability Yesterday

Swedish Citizens Get A Tax Break For Repairing Old Goods

A sustainability initiative encourages people to fix, rather than replace, broken objects

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You Can Now Buy Furniture From A Daytime TV Show

Home furnishing online retailer Wayfair is partnering with Lifetime to create a shoppable life improvement television program

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