Highlights From Design Week Mexico

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                                This year’s <a href="http://www.designweekmexico.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">9th edition of Design Week Mexico (DWM)</a> drew in over 85,000 visitors, conveyed more than 200 design studios and brands, and launched a series of exhibitions and installations that spotlight the country’s affinity and advocacy for design and architecture. Here are a few of our favorite highlights:
The prestigious Design Week Mexico Inédito prize was awarded to Lucila Torres and Max Almeida of Studio äCo in collaboration with Fernando González for their innovative ceramic nest heater prototypes, the ECN02 (fire ceramic nest 02) and ECN03 (electric ceramic nest 03). These heaters use the properties of ceramics to dissipate/conserve heat and, thanks to the Inédito prize, Studio äCo will be able to provide these energy-efficient heaters to vulnerable communities in the Chiapas region. DWM hosted Switzerland as the guest country and celebrated the country’s design legacy at the Museo de Arte Moderno with the 100 Years of Swiss Design
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Favorites from Westedge Design Fair 2017

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                                Last week we headed up to Santa Monica, CA to the Barker Hangar for the fifth annual <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=westedge" data-wpel-link="internal">WestEdge Design Fair</a> to check out the latest collections by designers and brands from Los Angeles and all over. This is also the third time that Design Milk sponsored the <a href="http://www.westedgedesignfair.com/featureareasmademodern/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">MADE:MODERN</a> section which features independent makers and artists and the first time our <a href="http://www.westedgedesignfair.com/milkstand/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Milk Stand popup shop’s</a> appeared at the fair. Needless to say, there was a lot to check out! Here are some of our favorites:
Loved this huge pendant by Studio Endo. I fell in love with these pendants from PELLE. NY-based designer John Sheppard was showing these really unique ceramics with black oxide detailing. Croft House’s furniture was so comfortable that we almost couldn’t get out of it, but one of our favorite pieces of the show was this marble slab-top table. Jason Mizrahi looks beyond the traditional form of
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Apply to Exhibit at WantedDesign Launch Pad 2018

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                                With yet another successful competition under our belt, we teamed up again with WantedDesign to sponsor the 2018 Launch Pad at <a href="http://www.wanteddesignnyc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">WantedDesign Manhattan</a> in May 2018.
Launch Pad showcases emerging design talent in the fields of furniture and lighting, but it’s also a competition! A jury of industry professionals will review the presentations and a Best of Launch Pad prize will be awarded. The Launch Pad is the perfect way for up-and-coming designers and small design brands seeking manufacturing and distribution partners to participate in NYCxDESIGN, the city’s celebration of global design. Do you have an awesome design or collection to show? Apply by January 31, 2018 HERE. More on the 2017 Launch Pad winners on wanteddesignnyc.com and read our interviews with the winners: Luvere Studio and Studio Lani. Apply for Launch Pad 2018 HERE.
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Lindsey Adelman Studio Shines a Light on New Works at Afterglow

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                                During <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDesign</a> week, <a href="http://www.lindseyadelman.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lindsey Adelman Studio</a> hosted the public Afterglow show at her gallery to showcase new works created by her, as well as designers <a href="https://www.marywallis.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Mary Wallis</a> and <a href="http://www.karlzahn.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Karl Zahn</a>. Inspired by the idea of an afterglow, a meteorological term for that magical rosy light that appears in the sky during twilight, the three designers created light fixtures that are modern, physical interpretations of the beauty of this natural phenomenon.
Mary Wallis is a Senior Designer at Lindsey Adelman Studio and designed Edie to be romantic, rebellious, and wild, all at once, with a design that can blend into a modern home or old-world spaces. Like her other works, her Empire chandelier explores the theme of beauty in fragmentation. Karl Zahn’s Kingdom fixture definitely commands attention in a room and resembles a plant found in nature. This idea is apparent in the rational yet wild design (like a Fibonacci sequence found
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Raiz Project: Showcasing Brazilian Leather

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                                <a href="http://www.designnapele.com.br/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design na Pele</a> partnered up with 13 Brazilian furniture designers to showcase the beauty and craftsmanship of Brazilian leather to the world. Recently at ICFF in New York, they debuted <a href="https://www.facebook.com/raizprojectoficial/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Raiz Project</a>, an exhibition showcasing different products, each that demonstrates the innovative use of Brazilian leather and highlights the spirit of Brazilian furniture design. To further support the project, three Raiz Project designers – Jader Almeida, Lattoog and Marta Manente – teamed up with traditional Brazilian tanneries to fuse together design and leather in an intriguing way.

Sergio Matos – Fruteira Marakatu

Sergio Matos – Puff Carambola

estudiobola – Poltrona Mexerica

Guilherme Wentz- Poltrona Tela

Jader Almeida- Cadeira Mia

Jader Almeida- mesa lateral Jardim

Lattoog Design – Poltrona Marapendi

Lattoog Design – Poltrona Sernambetiba

NDT 12- Fire Pit

NDT Brazil – Cake Stand Collection Grey

Noemi Saga Atelier- Hermit Lamp

Paulo Alves

Paulo Alves

Sergio Fahrer and Jack Fahrer – Poltrona

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Modern Finds at NeoCon 2017

                                We headed to Chicago last week to check out the latest in commercial design at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://neocon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NeoCon</a>. Luckily the days of corporate cubicles are slowing fading as companies are continuing to push the idea of what an office should look like with innovative textiles, colors, materials, and designs that are finally bringing some fun back into the workspace. Take a look at some favorite things we spotted while walking the floors of the Merchandise Mart.
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                                <a href="http://www.3-form.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">3form</a> displayed three different worlds within their showroom and one of them was made from their solid surface material, <a href="http://www.3-form.com/materials/chroma/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Chroma</a>, which is made from optical grade engineered resin. They turned these panels into colorful gradients and then exhibited them with two chairs from Eric Trine.
From BuzziSpace, these sculptural fixtures designed by 13&9 are called BuzziPleat and they’re designed using BuzziFelt to help reduce sound within that space. They paired architectural folds
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Native & Co Combine Craft and Design to Promote Japanese and Taiwanese Culture

                                <em>In the second of our new monthly series, profiling designers based in the UK and Europe, our Editor at Large Katie Treggiden talks to London-based designers and curators <a href="https://www.nativeandco.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Native &amp; Co</a>.</em>
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                                British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro Green and Taiwan-born Sharon Jo-Yun Hung met while studying on the art foundation course at London’s Chelsea College of Art. They both went on to study product design at Central Saint Martins and bonded over their shared love of cultural projects that were perhaps more conceptual than commercial – Sharon’s graduate project focused on the social identity of Taiwan’s indigenous tribes, while Chris explored the rituals of Japanese funeral ceremonies. “Looking back, I think our tutors noticed that we were a team, but were a bit perplexed by our ideas,” laughs Sharon.
As products of a course that, at that time at least, was more focused on training designers for industry, their path since graduation hasn’t
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CDW17: Experiencing Design at Clerkenwell Design Week

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                                Now that new product launches are instantly disseminated the world over through social media and blogs like this one, design festivals have to try harder to reward those who visit in person, whether that&#8217;s through hyper-local design or live experiences. Clerkenwell, a tiny area of London that gets its own festival due to the sheer number of creatives based there (there are rumored to be more architects per square foot than anywhere else in the world) and its <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Week</a> is no exception.
Commissioned by our very own Editor at Large, Katie Treggiden, the Curved Twist installation at Desso‘s flooring showroom was created by Kia Utzon-Frank and Faye McCaul, combining Kia’s patent pending Louver Twisting Comb system, a frame made from recycled yogurt pots, and 21,500 dichroic rods that Faye knitted into a screen that changes color depending on the light and angle it is viewed from. It really came alive in natural daylight and had
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ICFF 2017 Is Almost Here!

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                                There are less than two weeks to go before <a href="http://www.icff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF</a> officially opens the doors to the biggest design show of the year! Want to see the latest and greatest in upcoming modern design? <a href="https://registration.experientevent.com/showicf171/?flowcode=attendee&amp;marketingcode=coreicff" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF 2017</a> is the place to be. This is an international design trade event and this year, over 750 exhibitors from all over the world will gather inside the Javits Convention Center in NYC to showcase their newest collections.
Here’s a taste of the international flavor you can expect this year… FRANCE …Fermob’s expanded outdoor living collection of furniture, accessories and lighting, including its modern and mobile La Môme Dining Chair. …the genuine Parisian bistro table by Armadez, outfitted in new surface tops. …light, playful, and beautiful furniture from PETITE FRITURE. SCANDINAVIA …Asian meets Scandinavian design aesthetics at Massproduction’s booth. …monochrome rugs in new colors and sizes from Pappelina. …ferm LIVING’s newest shelving system called Punctual, perfect for showcasing
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Milan Design Week 2017: Färg & Blanche’s Armour mon Armor

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                                Stockholm-based Swedish-French design duo <a href="http://www.fargblanche.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Färg &amp; Blanche</a> are known for their experimental upholstery, which in the past has seen them sew through wood and form objects from molded felt. Inspired by a three-month residency in Japan and in particular by the armor worn by Samurai warriors, for their latest furniture collection, they have been putting metal through their hardy sewing machines.
“We were fascinated by the mix of hard and soft material, and how they attach to each other,” says Blanche. “The different pieces create a shell when combined together, a protection in three-dimensional form. We were also intrigued by the fact that this armour conveyed a strong sense of the personality of these warriors.” For Salone del Mobile, Fredrick Färg and Emma Marga Blanche held a solo exhibition in the former church – now theatre, Teatro Arsenale. They showed a retrospective of their work together with 10 new furniture
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Milan Design Week 2017: Lexus Design Award

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                                Now in its fifth year, the <a href="https://www.lexus-int.com/lexus-design-award" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lexus Design Award</a> was first launched in 2013 to help create ideas &#8220;to build a better tomorrow&#8221;. The competition supports up-and-coming designers across the globe. 2017&#8217;s theme, which drew 1,152 entries from 63 countries, was the notion of contradiction and juxtaposition suggested by the word &#8220;yet.&#8221;
Visitors to the awards ceremony and exhibition of shortlisted entries were greeted by Ancient Yet Modern, a 3D-printed glass installation by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group. The exhibition went on to reveal the 12 finalists selected by a panel of world-renowned designers and creative mentors including New York Times design critic Alice Rawsthorn, architects Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, and British designer Max Lamb in November 2016. From those 12, four were selected to develop their ideas into prototypes, and those prototypes formed the main part of the exhibition. Structural Color – Static Yet Changing
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Milan Design Week 2017: Everything Is Connected

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                                The showcase of Norwegian craft and design is always a highlight of the Ventura Lambrate design district during Salone del Mobile. The team behind 2016’s exhibition, Structure, comprised <a href="http://klbbn.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Klubben</a>, <a href="https://doga.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">DOGA</a>, <a href="http://www.norwegiancrafts.no/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Norwegian Crafts</a> and <a href="http://www.jotun.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Jotun</a>, and they have come together again to create Everything Is Connected, curated by designer and interior architect <a href="http://www.studiogreiling.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Katrin Greiling</a>, and designed by Norwegian-Italian studio <a href="http://www.krakvikdorazio.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kråkvik &amp; D’Orazio</a>. (Nomad, above, is by <a href="http://www.gillesandcecilie.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Gilles &amp; Cecilie</a>.)
The Dwell bench, by Bergen-based Vera & Kyte, is inspired by the symmetry, simplicity and order of Shaker design, expressed through a contemporary lacquered wood construction. Sara Wright Polmar created these shelf-drawer hybrids in which to display and store small objects by playing with the scale of a classic matchbox. Each Matchbox comprises a stained ash box with a folded steel sleeve. Norwegian Notes is a collection of perfumed objects created by Oslo-based Kaja Dahl for use
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Milan Design Week 2017: Wallpaper’s Temple of Divine Design

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                                <a href="https://www.wallpaper.com/tags/handmade" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wallpaper*Handmade</a> is a must-see part of <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan&#8217;s</a> annual Salone del Mobile and this year things took a turn for the sacred. The show that Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Tony Chambers describes as a &#8220;revelatory roll-out of fine craftsmanship, creativity and contemporary&#8221; was housed in the Mediateca Santa Teresa, a deconsecrated church in the Brera design district and the new location inspired the theme &#8220;Holy Handmade! A Temple of Divine Design.&#8221; In line with many of this year&#8217;s best installations, it certainly provided a moment of calm amidst the chaos, particularly in the case of <a href="http://design-milk.com/le-refuge-the-most-instagrammed-thing-at-milan-design-week/" data-wpel-link="internal">Marc Ange&#8217;s Le Refuge</a> (above).
Outside the entrance, the Volcanic Altar by Sabine Marcelis and Danish-Italian tile manufacturer Made a Mano is made of a glazed lava stone that appears to float on a glass structure. “An altar is a sacred place that brings us closer to the divine,” says NanaKi Bonfils of Made a Mano. “Altars transform actions of everyday life into actions
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Design Milk Makes a Pop Back at ICFF 2017 with the Milk Stand

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                                When you’ve got a good thing going, you’re going to want to keep it going. We’re excited to announce that in one month, Design Milk will be back at <a href="http://www.icff.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ICFF</a> 2017 with our Milk Stand popup shop in booth #105!
This year is extra special because we’ve partnered up with Dropbox, a brand we love and rely on daily, to bring the 2017 Milk Stand to life. In fact, Dropbox’s latest collaboration platform Paper has been crucial for us in planning this popup and we’ll share more on that later. Our friends at Civilization and Visual Magnetics are also cooking up an incredible custom interactive booth design that you’ll definitely want to put on your Instagram story. We’ll even take your Boomerang for you. ;) The Milk Stand will be the only booth at ICFF where you can buy some modern design to take home with you, so come by,
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