Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Standout stories from the 2014 Milan Design Week.

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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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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