The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava

Exploring modern Mediterranean architecture: La Muralla Roja and the City of Arts and Sciences

Gentle light, Mediterranean flora and deep blue sea can only enhance visual sensations triggered off by great works of architecture. My recent holiday in Spain gave me the chance to admire two landmarks of contemporary architecture - La Muralla Roja by Ricardo Bofill and the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava. Read on …

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Dan Flavin Cardi Gallery Milano

Contemporary Art in Milan: Dan Flavin and Carlos Amorales exhibitions

Besides fashion and design, Milan is known for its vibrant art scene. And here I don’t mean only Leonardo da Vinci and masterpieces of the past, but also contemporary art at the local galleries. There are still a couple of days left to see two of them - the Dan Flavin exhibition at Cardi Gallery …

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Le Refuge de la Nuit Marc Ange Palazzo Cusani

5 highlights of Brera Design District 2019

Summing up the events of FuoriSalone 2019, I can’t really omit Brera, the centre of old Milan with many of the city’s historic churches and palaces. Here’s my final post on Milan Design Week with 5 highlights of Brera Design District - from scenic installations to modern showrooms, with a touch of the bohemian and …

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Ecole Camondo The Litta Varations Milan Design Week 2019

FuoriSalone 2019 – the best of 5vie design district

As many of you already know, the Fuorisalone, a part of Milan Design Week that takes place around the city, outside the main furniture fair, is split into a few separate districts, each of them bringing its own flavour to the mix. This year I wanted to take a closer look at events organised by …

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Noroo Group Tides Ventura Centrale 2019 Milan Design Week

The most beautiful site-specific installations at Milan Design Week 2019

The most intense design week of the year is over. It took me quite a few weeks to digest all the information and the visual input, but in this post I would like to share my personal impressions instead of offering you a summary of trends and new products. The sheer number of events of …

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Onni collection Marimekko spring/summer 2019

5 products to see at Milan Design Week 2019

Milan Design Week - the most important design fair of 2019 is about to start next week. The number of exhibitions around Milan can be overwhelming - there are already many guides offering itineraries in various parts of the city, but here I would like to share a small selection of 5 products in different …

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Bauhaus 100 – books, architecture trips and must-see exhibitions

This year we celebrate the centenary of the influential movement in architecture, art and design. One hundred years since its creation, the Bauhaus philosophy still defines what we consider modern and minimal and has significantly influenced our tastes in interiors, furniture and fashion. Here’s my selection of books, exhibitions and travel ideas that will give …

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The Ribbon chair by Nika Zupanc for Queeboo

My favourite pieces by 5 women designers

Following International Women’s Day I’ve felt the need to feature my favourite pieces of design by some of the leading women product designers. It’s not that I believe that women’s creativity should be put into a separate compartment or celebrated only once a year. In fact, it’s been challenging to narrow down my list to …

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The Cosmo sofa by Opera Contemporary Salone del Mobile

Luxury interior design trends from unique Italian brands – Opera Contemporary, Fratelli Boffi and Gallotti&Radice

Today I would like to talk about some interesting Italian brands from the luxury segment. Opera Contemporary, Fratelli Boffi and Gallotti & Radice - they might not be household names, but their products and aesthetic reflect current trends in both luxury design and hospitality sector. Let’s have a closer look at their collections.  Opera Contemporary …

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Hanna Anonen Cocktail ceiling lamp and Merry-go-round tables

Inspired by Finland: from cult classics to new interior brands

Finland, a country within the Arctic circle, strewn with thousands of lakes, sauna, reindeers, great outdoors and introverted locals. A Nordic nation that treasures silence, but has nevertheless succeeded in building a coherent visual narrative, where everyday design objects speak louder than words and communicate the values of Finnish society. When it comes to furniture …

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