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What can design learn from Bowie Bonds?

What can design learn from Bowie Bonds?

For many furniture designers struggling to survive on two to five per cent royalties cheques, the recently departed David Bowie delivers a masterclass in ‘get rich or die at Salone’.

Engineered for a new age – VON by Atlason Studio for ercol

Engineered for a new age – VON by Atlason Studio for ercol

A chair is never simply a chair. In the case of Hlynur V. Atlason’s VON collection for ercol, seating taps into our increasingly blended lifestyle and ongoing search for authenticity. We met Atlason in the furniture halls of Milan Furniture Fair last month.

Crossing boundaries: The rise and rise of cross-over furniture

Crossing boundaries: The rise and rise of cross-over furniture

It’s been touted as a trend, but we predict it will only continue to increase in popularity, that is ­– furniture designed for use across multiple typologies. Here’s a round-up of standouts from the Salone.

Konstantin Grcic domesticates industry for Magis

Konstantin Grcic domesticates industry for Magis

Following his cast iron Brut collection for Magis, this year Konstantin Grcic translates industrial steel cabinet production to new uses. We spoke at the Magis stand at the Salone del Mobile.

The top installations from Salone 2018

The top installations from Salone 2018

Along with chairs, the Salone del Mobile has become synonymous with extravagant installations. Here is the top 6 from this year.

5 minutes with Oki Sato in Milan

5 minutes with Oki Sato in Milan

Oki Sato of Nendo needs no introduction. He has achieved cult status among designers and design-lovers alike, with a prolific output of products that range from cheesecake to robots, furniture items and more.

Designers overheard in Milan

Designers overheard in Milan

Short and snappy and straight from the streets. This is the quick-fire digest from a gamut of the world’s best designers at the 2018 Salone del Mobile Milan.

Do we need more chairs? These new releases from Milan make a good case

Do we need more chairs? These new releases from Milan make a good case

Chairs are the ‘sexy’ part of the furniture design world. And what would Salone del Mobile Milan be without a deluge of chairs? Here are our top picks of the most beautiful, compelling, innovative or just plain impressive chairs.

What’s hot at EuroCucina

What’s hot at EuroCucina

At EuroCucina, the world’s top kitchen brands reveal their fashionable vision for the future of cooking, dining and hosting in the kitchen.

You, the designer, are a desirable audience

You, the designer, are a desirable audience

Putting design on a global stage, the Salone del Mobile isn’t just for showcasing the newest product. Increasingly it’s about the activities outside the fairgrounds, and as commerce moves in at the juncture of art and design, one crowd of people are clearly being targeted.

A snippet of Australian design in Milan

A snippet of Australian design in Milan

There are plenty of Aussie’s whose work is making a splash outside of our shores. Even at the Salone del Mobile Milan, which feels like a saturated market, these Australian designers stand out from the crowd.

Fiona Lynch’s guide to surviving Milan… Or any trade show

Fiona Lynch’s guide to surviving Milan… Or any trade show

Whether you’re planning to go this year, or hoping to make it next year, one thing is for certain when it comes to trade shows – there is so much to take in. So grab all the advice you can to make sure you have best (and smoothest) experience.

See you in Milano with #MilanIndesign2018

See you in Milano with #MilanIndesign2018

The famed Salone del Mobile Milan is just around the corner, and the Indesign team is getting ready for the deluge of design inspiration.