<em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.snyderdiamond.com/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snyder Diamond</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em> <a href="https://design-milk.com/join-snyder-diamond-the-la-design-community-for-milan-design-week/snyder-diamond-2019-milan-fantini-51/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Milan-fantini-51-810x540.jpg" alt="Join Snyder Diamond + the LA Design Community for Milan Design Week" /></a> Was travel one of your New Year’s resolutions? This April, Los Angeles kitchen and bath showroom <a href="http://www.snyderdiamond.com/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snyder Diamond</a> will embark on its second annual trip to Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy—and <a href="http://designontap.snyderdiamond.com/salone-2019" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">you’re invited</a>. Founded in 1961, Salone is not only one of the oldest furniture and design fairs in the world, it’s also the largest of its kind. The event reaches beyond the confines of the Milan Convention Center to all corners of the city with satellite fairs, exhibitions, panel discussions and parties. Lots of parties. With more than 2,500 exhibitors and some 435,000 attendees in 2018—and even bigger numbers anticipated this year—it can be a bit daunting. Having a plan and knowing you’ll see friends when you get there makes all the <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-364038" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-810x416.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="416" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-810x416.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-800x411.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-768x395.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner-500x257.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/snyder-diamond-2019-Salone-new-banner.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
<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’re featuring 12 design-focused products from nine international designers that will be on sale until Christmas. With SaloneSatellite’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 “quest for new solutions” 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.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/catching-up-with-designer-maarten-baas/interview-maarten-baas-1-credits-kenton-thatcher/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-1-credits-Kenton-Thatcher-810x671.jpg" alt="Catching Up with Designer Maarten Baas" /></a> <div id="attachment_342528" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=342528" rel="attachment wp-att-342528" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="size-large wp-image-342528" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-0-credits-Kenton-Thatcher-810x1214.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1214" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-0-credits-Kenton-Thatcher-810x1214.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-0-credits-Kenton-Thatcher-800x1199.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-0-credits-Kenton-Thatcher-768x1151.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-0-credits-Kenton-Thatcher-500x750.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Interview-Maarten-Baas-0-credits-Kenton-Thatcher.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Photo by Kenton Thatcher</p></div>
He is known as one of the most influential designers of our time and while Maarten Baas (1979) is an Eindhoven Design Academy graduate, his designs constantly tip the scale in favor of art. Exploring the conflicts between the two disciplines, his work is a little rebellious yet always playful. For his graduation project titled ‘Smoke’, in an attempt to answer the question ‘what is beauty?’, he took a blowtorch to second hand furniture, scorching the edges and slightly changing their appearance. His burnt furniture series became an instant success that both helped and cursed him. With all eyes of the design community watching his every move, Baas continued to make authentic designs that have an element of surprise and familiarity at the same time.
Design Milk met with Maarten Baas in Milan this past April during Salone del Mobile, where designers from all over
<a href="https://design-milk.com/mini-living-imagines-the-future-of-urban-living-video/mini-living-installation-milan/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/mini-living-installation-milan-810x810.jpg" alt="MINI Living Imagines the Future of Urban Living [VIDEO]" /></a> While in Milan for Salone del Mobile and <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/milan-design-week" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Milan Design Week</a>, we visited the incredible <a href="https://www.mini.com/en_MS/home/living.html" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MINI Living</a> installation that focused on #ConceptualLiving for the cities of the future! Watch our interview with designer Oke Hauser and architect Nina Tolstrup of <a href="http://www.studiomama.com/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Studiomama</a> and their interest in exploring the future of urban living. Watch:
Thanks to MINI Living for making this video possible.
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<a href="https://design-milk.com/swedish-design-brand-hem-launches-new-products-milan-pop/design_milk_hem_06-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Hem_06-810x810.jpg" alt="Swedish Design Brand Hem Launches New Products at Milan Pop-Up" /></a> Stockholm-based online retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> is showcasing new product launches such as the Kumo Sofa by Norwegian studio Anderssen & Voll and the Stripe Tufted Rug by modernist fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, alongside a curated selection of the brand’s existing furniture and housewares by designers such as Luca Nichetto and Arthur Arbesser – at Milan pop-up ‘Hem Brera Atelier’ (Via Statuto, 8, 20121). “As a design company founded on the principle of collaboration, we are thrilled to return to Milan with a temporary atelier introducing our latest line-up of designs,” says CEO and founder of Hem, Petrus Palmér.
Design Milk was in Stockholm in February for a sneak preview of the modular Kumo – Japanese for ‘cloud’ – Sofa. The modular system was designed for efficient shipping (Hem offers free delivery to 34 countries worldwide) by Norwegian design duo Anderssen & Voll.
Built around a single module, the Kumo can be
<a href="http://design-milk.com/way-on-providing-solutions-for-new-habits-of-society/eina-standwayonsallone-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/EINA-StandWayOnSallone-2-810x540.jpg" alt="Way On: Providing Solutions For New Habits of Society" /></a> This year at Salone del Mobile 2017, the <a href="https://www.eina.cat/en" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">University School of Design and Art of Barcelona (EINA)</a>, put their students front and center with <a href="http://static.eina.cat/files/EINA-cataleg-Satellite-Milano-2017.pdf" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Way On</a>. Showcasing six projects developed by third and fourth year students in the Design program, each project explored the idea of user experience and provided solutions to an ever changing world. The Way On initiative was coordinated by professors Javier Nieto and Oriol Ventura.
Though Nomad may first seem like a giant chair, it is in fact a shelter for everyday life. This shared space, designed by Ferran Gesa and Caterina Vianna, is a different way to work together and get a moment’s respite during a busy day.
Köllen Tryk is no ordinary wall hanger. Students Oriol Campillo, Núria Jané, Adrián Soldado and Paula Terra combined forces to create an interactive hanger that the user can play with. By pushing the knobs in or out, the
<a href="http://design-milk.com/how-carnevale-studio-domesticates-neon-and-brings-it-inside/decon-carnevale-neon-16-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/05/Decon-Carnevale-neon-16-1-810x586.jpg" alt="How Carnevale Studio Domesticates Neon and Brings It Inside" /></a> New York-based artist and designer Jessica Carnevale, of <a href="http://www.carnevalestudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Carnevale Studio</a>, is recently back from Salone where she introduced <a href="http://www.carnevalestudio.com/index#/neonlights/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Group 18</a>, a collection of neon lights for the home. When you think of neon, those bright, garish ‘Open’ signs at restaurants or beer signs in a bar probably come to mind, but so much more can be done with Neon, Krypton, and Argon, the noble gases in Group 18 of the periodic table. For this collection, Carnevale Studio decided to domesticate neon lights and create a series of five colorful lights for your desk or table. Take a look at how it’s done, in this month’s <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>.
<a href="http://design-milk.com/dafi-reis-doron-for-white-young-innovation/drd_white_05_m/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/05/DRD_white_05_M-810x540.jpg" alt="Studio Dafi Reis Doron For White Young Innovation" /></a> At Salone del Mobile 2017, <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Dafi-Reis-Doron/" data-wpel-link="internal">Studio Dafi Reis Doron</a> participated in White Young Innovation, a special exhibit directed by Giulio Cappellini that takes place in the city center. In the heart of a unique space with a garden and loft, White Young Innovation features work by young, internationally established designers.
Each piece of furniture featured has one requirement—that it has an experimental way of production. Studio Dafi Reis Doron designed Lignes de Capiton to be featured in the exhibit.
The collection takes traditional upholstery techniques and turns it upside down. They used polyurethane foam in an experimental way, by casting the foam in an open mold with a wooden structure in the interior. Thanks to chemistry, the foam expands into the structure, creating an organic, free rising shape with its own personality. Finally, it’s finished off with a nontraditional take on buttoned furniture.
Photographer: Tamuz Ranchman
Art Direction: Maya Cohen
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