Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

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                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sff18-kasthall-launches-new-celebrates-old-embraces-different/design_milk_kasthall_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Kasthall_07-810x810.jpg" alt="SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different" /></a>
                                Swedish rug brand <a href="http://www.kasthall.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kasthall</a> launched four new rugs for Stockholm Design Week, won an award for an existing rug and collaborated with <a href="http://www.stellarworks.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stella Works</a> for a showroom display. &#8220;We are slowly adding new carpets into the grand collection of Kasthall,&#8221; says creative design advisor and co-founder of <a href="http://www.claessonkoivistorune.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Claesson Koivisto Rune</a>, Ola Rune. &#8220;We are trying to lead the trends, find new techniques and make new yarns. I think if we do that we will continue to have a legacy.&#8221;
All four new rugs were designed by Central Saint Martin’s graduate and in-house designer Maja Johansson Starander. The first, Freyja, is hand tufted with a chunky wool which is felted and twisted into its final curly form. “Freyja is a textile interpretation of moss and lichen, of stone, soil and mineral,” says a statement from the brand. The tufted loops are left uncut at different heights to create an uneven surface,
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PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/patternity-john-lewis-launch-collection-of-geometric-goods/john-lewispatternity-0-ritual-reflect-rug/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-0-Ritual-Reflect-rug-810x549.jpg" alt="PATTERNITY + John Lewis Launch Collection of Geometric Goods" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/?attachment_id=334147" rel="attachment wp-att-334147" data-wpel-link="internal"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-334147" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-1-pillows-leggings-810x1214.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="1214" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-1-pillows-leggings-810x1214.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-1-pillows-leggings-800x1199.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-1-pillows-leggings-768x1151.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-1-pillows-leggings-500x750.jpg 500w, https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/John-LewisPatternity-1-pillows-leggings.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></a>
Pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, of London-based PATTERNITY, just launched an eye-popping collaboration with British retailer John Lewis that spans housewares and fashion. The bold PATTERNITY + John Lewis collection is full of graphic black and white patterns that land on everything from leggings, parkas, dresses, and sweaters, to pillows, bedding, towels, bath accessories, rugs, candles, and incense, that will no doubt inspire happiness in your life. By working with the legendary retailer, PATTERNITY was able create designs that were of high quality but at reasonable prices, and for the first time, a collaboration that includes both fashion and home goods. From Anna Murray:
This collaboration is a celebration of the power of pattern to positively connect different areas of our daily lives. It is a playful exploration of the fundamental shapes, rituals and textures that make our lives and we hope it will help inspire people
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Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tom-dixon-adds-new-ranges-colors-super-texture-textiles-collection/tom-dixon-super-texture-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tom-dixon-super-texture-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection" /></a>
                                Launched at this year’s Maison et Objet, the latest additions to the <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/families/super-texture-2018.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPER TEXTURE</a> collection by <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon</a> includes a variety of new weaves, knits and patterns. There are three new families of textiles – ABSTRACT, PAINT, and GEO – in addition to new color ways to the SOFT and BOUCLE ranges.
Hand-tufted by master craftsmen in Northern India, the ABSTRACT collection of cushions feature a unique grid pattern derived from a cityscape watercolor by textile artist Josephine Ortega. These cushions are made from 100% New Zealand wool and have a thicker and more wooly texture than regular cushions. Their varying loops, tufts and pile heights can only be created by hand and is clearly evident to Tom Dixon’s commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship. Like paintings on canvas, PAINT comprises of a set of cushions with abstracted and architecturally-inspired watercolors by Josephine Ortega who looked to Britain’s urban landscape
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Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tom-dixon-adds-new-ranges-colors-super-texture-textiles-collection/tom-dixon-super-texture-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/tom-dixon-super-texture-4-810x540.jpg" alt="Tom Dixon Adds New Ranges and Colors to the SUPER TEXTURE Textiles Collection" /></a>
                                Launched at this year’s Maison et Objet, the latest additions to the <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/shop/families/super-texture-2018.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SUPER TEXTURE</a> collection by <a href="https://www.tomdixon.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Tom Dixon</a> includes a variety of new weaves, knits and patterns. There are three new families of textiles – ABSTRACT, PAINT, and GEO – in addition to new color ways to the SOFT and BOUCLE ranges.
Hand-tufted by master craftsmen in Northern India, the ABSTRACT collection of cushions feature a unique grid pattern derived from a cityscape watercolor by textile artist Josephine Ortega. These cushions are made from 100% New Zealand wool and have a thicker and more wooly texture than regular cushions. Their varying loops, tufts and pile heights can only be created by hand and is clearly evident to Tom Dixon’s commitment to quality and superior craftsmanship. Like paintings on canvas, PAINT comprises of a set of cushions with abstracted and architecturally-inspired watercolors by Josephine Ortega who looked to Britain’s urban landscape
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Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-inner-nature-rug-collection-celebrates-individuality-authenticity/angela-adams-inner-nature-8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/angela-adams-inner-nature-8-810x540.jpg" alt="Angela Adams’ Inner Nature Rug Collection Celebrates Individuality and Authenticity" /></a>
                                The last time we caught up with <a href="https://angelaadams.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Angela Adams</a>, we were checking out her geometric <a href="https://design-milk.com/angela-adams-latest-rug-collection-inspired-outer-space/" data-wpel-link="internal">Astral Garden</a> rug collection. This time, we’re getting an up close look at her newest collection <a href="https://angelaadams.com/collections/rugs/?filter_collections=inner-nature"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Inner Nature</a>, inspired by one’s individuality and most authentic self.
The collection features eight new area rug designs: Infinity, June, Owl Feather, Vibes/Burton, Garbo, Spock, and Amma. To amplify the inspiration and theme of the new collection, the Inner Nature’s catalogue highlights individuals that exude their truest, inner nature.

Antonio Luc Hernandez (Kid, Singer/Actor, Thinker) on the Infinity/Daylight Rug

Tula dining table and chairs on the Amma/Fjara area rug

Edie Tucker (Sculptor) on the June/Rosebud area rug

Owl Feather area rug

Donna McNeil (Curator) on the Arenal area rug

Spock/Saturn area rug

Rosie Allard (Textile Artist) on the Vibes/Burton area rug

Ammar/Hesteur area rug

Bryan Brash (Violinist) on the Garbo/Sapphire area rug

To shop the collection, visit
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A First Look At Chilewich’s Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/first-look-chilewichs-colorful-springsummer-2018-collection/chilewich-glow_indigo_lifestyle-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Chilewich-Glow_Indigo_Lifestyle-1-810x563.jpg" alt="A First Look At Chilewich&#8217;s Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Chilewich</a> released their Spring/Summer 2018 line-up of textiles and it’s getting us excited for the warmer season ahead. The New York City-based company, whom we’ve featured <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Chilewich/" data-wpel-link="internal">many times</a> for their innovative textile creations for the modern tabletop and floors, is launching new yarns, weaves and tufted textures in shades inspired by colors from a budding garden or shades of seasonal fruits. Take a look…
Mini Basketweave is inspired by the colors from a flower garden, the epitome of spring. Float is named for the different color of yarns that seem to “float” between the weaves. Selvedge is a subtle, neutral weave marked by thin grid lines. Market Fringe is a mat created with yarns made from scratch by twisting strands of tonal colors together at a small weaving mill in Los Angeles and then finished in a factory in Georgia. Glow is a printed textile design with a soft gradation
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The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/glorious-object-42-artists-42-cubic-feet-fantastic/rodger-stevens-patrick-parrish-gallery-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/rodger-stevens-patrick-parrish-gallery-1-810x957.jpg" alt="The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic" /></a>
                                A new exhibition is in town at the <a href="http://www.patrickparrish.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Patrick Parrish Gallery</a> in New York City. Curated by artist <a href="http://rodgerstevens.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rodger Stevens</a>, <a href="https://www.artsy.net/show/patrick-parrish-gallery-the-glorious-object-42-artists-42-cubic-feet-of-fantastic-curated-by-rodger-stevens"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external"><em>The Glorious Object: 42 Artists, 42 Cubic Feet of Fantastic</em></a> showcases an impressive list of 42 artists and designers of various disciplines: sculpture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, woodwork and the unclassifiable. Stevens wanted to give the 6 x 7 wooden wall unit more of a spotlight after coming across it last summer on the lower level of TriBeCa art gallery. It now holds a myriad of special works, on view now through January 13, 2018.
The list of artists includes: Lindsey Adelman, Ariele Alasko, Dana Barnes, Bec Brittain, Malu Byrne, Lauren Clay, Ben Erickson, Johanna Goodman, Hiroyuki Hamada, Damien Hoar De Galvan, Doug Johnston, Sigve Knutson, Steven Haulenbeek, Tyler Hays, Cody Hoyt, Pat Kim, Kieran Kinsella, Kasper Kjeldgaard, Jason Krugman, Christopher Kurtz, Eleanor Lakelin, Chris Lehrecke, Juliana, Cerqueira Leite, Zach
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Made in London: Johnetté Taylor

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-london-johnette-taylor/design_milk_johnette_taylor_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Johnette_Taylor_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Johnetté Taylor" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-In-London/" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about leather bag-maker <a href="https://www.netteleathergoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johnetté Taylor</a>. &#8220;Being a creative person, it becomes really difficult to go along with how things are supposed to be,&#8221; she says. &#8220;You start to realize that: &#8216;I could be creating something that allows me to make my own money, which allows me to make my own decisions.'&#8221;
Inspired by the migrations of her native American and African American ancestors and a school trip to England, France and Spain aged just 16, Johnetté moved to London when she was 20 to learn more about design. “My impression from a young age was if you’re not where you want to be, find the place you’d like to be,” she says. “From the day I landed at Heathrow Airport in 1998, the world opened up
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Made in London: Johnetté Taylor

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/made-london-johnette-taylor/design_milk_johnette_taylor_fi/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Design_Milk_Johnette_Taylor_FI-810x810.jpg" alt="Made in London: Johnetté Taylor" /></a>
                                This is the latest in our <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/Made-In-London/" data-wpel-link="internal">Made in London</a> series of films about London-based makers by filmmaker <a href="http://williamscothern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">William Scothern</a>. This month&#8217;s video is about leather bag-maker <a href="https://www.netteleathergoods.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Johnetté Taylor</a>. &#8220;Being a creative person, it becomes really difficult to go along with how things are supposed to be,&#8221; she says. &#8220;You start to realize that: &#8216;I could be creating something that allows me to make my own money, which allows me to make my own decisions.'&#8221;
Inspired by the migrations of her native American and African American ancestors and a school trip to England, France and Spain aged just 16, Johnetté moved to London when she was 20 to learn more about design. “My impression from a young age was if you’re not where you want to be, find the place you’d like to be,” she says. “From the day I landed at Heathrow Airport in 1998, the world opened up
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