Warsaw Home is the annual interior design fair that takes place at the Ptak Warsaw Expo, just outside the Polish capital. This emerging trade show, now in its fourth edition, aspires to be the leading design fair in Central and Eastern Europe. It’s divided into five sectors: Selected Design, Selected Furniture, Deco, Kitchen& Dining and Interior Finish, featuring local brands and manufacturers alongside international companies and guest speakers.
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Azure waters of the Aegean sea, gentle light caressing the pastel facades of Provence or the raw beauty of stone architecture in the Balearics – few other regions offer as much visual poetry as the Mediterranean. The southern coasts of Europe invite us to dream and enjoy the moment, while local design promotes the idea of slow life. Already feeling nostalgic? Sadly the long summer days are gone, but the good news is that you can prolong the summer vibes by adding a few Mediterranean touches to your own home. Scroll down for a Dreams & Design guide to Mediterranean home decor that includes some wanderlust-inspiring interior projects, exciting brands on my radar. And let’s not forget about affordable, trendy picks that will elevate your everyday home decor.
When it comes to creating a stylish and comfortable home, the exterior is as important as the interior. Summer is a perfect time to get closer to nature. Preferably on your own terrace. Below you can find a Dreams & Design report on outdoor furniture trends – Modern Mediterranean, Tropical and Colourful. It will help you to create a relaxing summer space that responds to your needs.
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 Fuorisalone events organised by the 5vie design district. What is exactly 5vie? It’s the historical heart of Milan with many landmarks and charming courtyards, but also a project of territorial marketing that promotes this part of the city through art and culture initiatives. Something that feels truly unique in the era of mass tourism. If this concept appeals to you too, scroll down to see my selection of design events organised by 5vie for Fuorisalone 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. In this post I would like to share my personal impressions from Milan Design Week 2019. The sheer number of events of the Fuorisalone happening around Milan at times felt overwhelming, but as you will see, I organised my itinerary mainly around exhibitions related to art and environmental topics. While it’s true that, unfortunately, some events open to the general public lacked the scale and innovation of previous editions, I still found those that were thought-provoking or simply appealed to my sensitivity.
For my recap, I’ve chosen design installations with a spatial dimension, set up in the historical environments of Milan. They transformed these locations with contemporary vibes and the end result, a poetic mix of the past and present, created a high visual impact. If you’re curious or missed any of them, I invite you to discover my picks.
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. Here I would like to share 5 new products to be shown during Milan Design Week, in different styles for diverse tastes. Minimalists, lovers of Nordic design and modern lighting, maximalists and fashionistas – scroll down to discover my picks.
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 you a taste of Bauhaus 100 in 2019 and beyond.
Following International Women’s Day I’ve felt the need to feature my favourite pieces by 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 just a few designers. Their work invites you to enter a universe, built from unique references, that expands beyond the purely decorative aspect of design into deeper issues related to culture, society and technology. Scroll down if you’re curious about my picks.
Today I would like to talk about luxury interior design trends by Italian brands. 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.