At Prague’s Signal Festival 2018, a Historic City Is Seen in Modern Light

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/at-pragues-signal-festival-2018-a-historic-city-is-seen-in-modern-light/signal-2018_filip_obr_8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/SIGNAL-2018_Filip_Obr_8-810x540.jpg" alt="At Prague&#8217;s Signal Festival 2018, a Historic City Is Seen in Modern Light" /></a>
                                Earlier this month we traveled to <a href="https://www.signalfestival.com/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Signal Festival</a>, the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, and it&#8217;s not just light art enthusiasts that flock to Prague for this once-a-year event, now in its 6th edition. Signal Festival is to the Czech Republic what Carnival is to Brazil: it&#8217;s a way (albeit nascent for now) for a small nation to come together to observe, appreciate and play in the capital city&#8217;s streets and urban spaces.

Photo by Dusan Vondra

This year’s festival took place along three routes: Centrum (the historic city centre), Vinohrady and Karlin. For four evenings, historic sites, palaces and national libraries were transformed by light into modern design installations. For a first time visitor such as myself, it was a rather practical and ideal way to experience a new city and the secret places it holds. Without any notion of where to go and what to
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Joe Doucet Designs for the Future of Dining with 3D Printed Hybrid Vessels

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/joe-doucet-designs-for-the-future-of-dining-with-3d-printed-hybrid-vessels/joe-doucet-tablescapes-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Joe-Doucet-Tablescapes-1-810x578.jpg" alt="Joe Doucet Designs for the Future of Dining with 3D Printed Hybrid Vessels" /></a>
                                New York designer <a href="http://joedoucet.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Joe Doucet</a> was commissioned by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to participate in an exhibition that explores dining experiences in different times called <a href="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2018/10/05/cooper-hewitt-presents-tablescapes-designs-for-dining/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">&#8220;Tablescapes: Designs for Dining&#8221;</a>. Along with Mary Ping, Doucet was asked to imagine the future of dining where speed and efficiency are key, as well as factoring how space is decreasing with approximately one billion people added to the population every 10 years. With that information in hand, he designed a <a href="http://joedoucet.com/index/#/tablescapes/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collection</a> of hybrid vessels that can be used for cooking, serving, and food storage, thereby cutting down on the need for lots of extra kitchen items that not only cost money but require potable water to wash them.
Each piece in the Tablescapes collection is 3D printed, including the cutlery which can be customized in scale and handedness (left or right handed) for additional practicality. The multifunctional vessels have lids that can double as
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Joe Doucet Designs for the Future of Dining with 3D Printed Hybrid Vessels

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/joe-doucet-designs-for-the-future-of-dining-with-3d-printed-hybrid-vessels/joe-doucet-tablescapes-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Joe-Doucet-Tablescapes-1-810x578.jpg" alt="Joe Doucet Designs for the Future of Dining with 3D Printed Hybrid Vessels" /></a>
                                New York designer <a href="http://joedoucet.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Joe Doucet</a> was commissioned by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to participate in an exhibition that explores dining experiences in different times called <a href="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/2018/10/05/cooper-hewitt-presents-tablescapes-designs-for-dining/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">&#8220;Tablescapes: Designs for Dining&#8221;</a>. Along with Mary Ping, Doucet was asked to imagine the future of dining where speed and efficiency are key, as well as factoring how space is decreasing with approximately one billion people added to the population every 10 years. With that information in hand, he designed a <a href="http://joedoucet.com/index/#/tablescapes/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">collection</a> of hybrid vessels that can be used for cooking, serving, and food storage, thereby cutting down on the need for lots of extra kitchen items that not only cost money but require potable water to wash them.
Each piece in the Tablescapes collection is 3D printed, including the cutlery which can be customized in scale and handedness (left or right handed) for additional practicality. The multifunctional vessels have lids that can double as
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SaloneSatellite and Rinascente Open the Design Supermarket with 9 New Designers

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/salonesatellite-and-rinascente-open-the-design-supermarket-with-9-new-designers/design-supermarket-1-nome_perception/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Design-Supermarket-1-NOME_Perception-810x540.jpg" alt="SaloneSatellite and Rinascente Open the Design Supermarket with 9 New Designers" /></a>
                                Marking their 6th year as partners, <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/SaloneSatellite/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">SaloneSatellite</a> and <a href="https://www.rinascente.it/rinascente/it"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Rinascente</a> have collaborated on the 2018 edition of the Design Supermarket where they&#8217;re featuring 12 design-focused products from nine international designers that will be on sale until Christmas. With SaloneSatellite&#8217;s reputation of finding the best talent under 35, high-end Italian department store Rinascente hand-picked the material-driven products on display, which includes the works of Nöme (Russia), Alizarina Studio (Italy), Mauro Baronchelli (Italy), Kenkö (Germany), Stefano Carta Vasconcellos (Italy), Visser + Meijwaard (Holland), and Valentina Zuendel (Italy/Austria). The designs were selected due to their &#8220;quest for new solutions&#8221; with the hope of creating a better future based on their reference to the past with inspiration coming from age-old craftsmanship and ancient materials.

Nöme (Russia): Perception

Alizarina Studio (Italy): Pannelli

Alizarina Studio (Italy): Pannelli

Mauro Barochelli (Italy): La Poltrona

Mauro Barochelli (Italy): Giraffona \ Giraffina

Kenkö (Germany): Palestra

Kenkö (Germany): Palestra (close up)

Moroso’s London Showroom Unveiled an Exhibition of Furniture and Textiles by Bethan Laura Wood

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/morosos-london-showroom-unveiled-an-exhibition-of-furniture-and-textiles-by-bethan-laura-wood/bethan-laura-wood-moroso-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Bethan-Laura-Wood-Moroso-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Moroso&#8217;s London Showroom Unveiled an Exhibition of Furniture and Textiles by Bethan Laura Wood" /></a>
                                During the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/London-Design-Festival/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">London Design Festival</a>, Italian brand <a href="http://moroso.it/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Moroso</a> presented at their Clerkenwell showroom new furniture and textiles by <a href="http://www.bethanlaurawood.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bethan Laura Wood</a>. The <a href="http://moroso.it/london-design-festival-2018/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">exhibition</a>, entitled Mono Mania Mexico, was a dramatic display that filled the two-story showroom which was the perfect way for it to make its UK debut. The work brings Wood&#8217;s trips to Mexico to life through bold colors and expressive patterns, most inspired by the stained glass windows found in the new basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Her vision of that building, along with a nod to the embroidery from traditional Otomi textiles, led to the vibrant series that was unveiled.
The exhibition features new fabrics, furniture, and rugs (in collaboration with Golran) that were designed by Bethan Laura Wood for Moroso in partnership with Italian textile house, Limonta. Photos © Adam Dale.
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