Tuesday, April 30, 2013

molo studio - cloud floor + table softlight

During the Milan Design Week, the Otzium Cafe in via Tortona became a teahouse hosting the temporary installation of the canadian design company molo.

'Milan Design Week went by in a flurry of steeping, sipping, conversation, and the official worldwide release of the new cloud floor + table softlight. Over the course of the week molo’s temporary installation of molostore + teahouse poured beverages, both hot and cold, for thousands of visitors.
Installing within a functioning cafe was an opportunity to create a completely interactive exhibit, one that would both show the flexibility of molo’s modular soft collection and participate in everyday routines.

During Design Week there is a spirit of celebration throughout Milan, with crowds of people filling the streets. Many people would come in off of Tortona, sit down for a coffee or tea, and take the chance to recollect before returning to the street. The honeycomb structure of softwall + softblock, which were installed throughout the teahouse, naturally absorb sound and reduced the ambient noise coming in from the street.
This meditative calm within the teahouse seemed to echo the pace and patience of the tea brewing inside. In molo’s float tea lantern, the process of steeping is fully exposed and put on display to be enjoyed as much as the drinking of the tea itself.
Overhead, the cloud softlight mobiles hung throughout for molo’s teahouse installation seemed instantly at home. Unanimously agreed upon as being a beautiful addition to the space, the softlights will happily remain as a permanent installation in the cafe.' more

molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen. The molo studio is a design and manufacturing company dedicated to the research of materials and the exploration of space making.

Float glassware

Float glassware

Monday, April 29, 2013

Pinwu Design Studio - From Yuhang

Tié paper chair, Luò lamp andLù tables

After winning last year Salone Satellite, Pinwu Design Studio - From Yuhang has come back in Milano Zona Tortona with their design focused on research on Yuhang’s traditional materials as Bamboo, Silk Floss, Porcelain and Paper. I'm in love with the square dining table of Lù series (under) with hits porcelain surface, so beautiful!

Lù dining table and Luò lamp

Lù side table

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Grass in the asphalt.

Grass born in the asphalt road in Milano! Have a nice weekend.
My Statigram

Friday, April 26, 2013

Republic of Fritz Hansen: Ro by Jaime Hayón and more.

At Republic of Fritz Hansen Showroom of Milan, the brand presented its new products.
With Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, Republic of Fritz Hansen has designed a wonderful easy chair called Ro, which gives you space for reflection and a moment to yourself.
Ro is made with great craftsmanship and in the highest sustainable quality. Combined with the sculptural and elegant design, the result is a functional and aesthetic chair that does not compromise on either comfort or aesthetics. The easy chair will be available from September 2013 in 9 colours and two different textures.

Swan - Series 7

At the showroom, Fritz Hansen  introduced also the Swan chair in new fabric - Milani - in 11 colours - that ads an updated more exclusive and vivid look to the entire Fritz Hansen collection.

Republic of Fritz Hansen - Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi 77 Milan IT 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Magis - Steelwood (special version) and Theca



Between Magis new products presented at ISaloni 2013, I expecially liked  Theca, a new family of storage elements made of aluminum plate and wood and the new version of Steelwood, both by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The two brothers also designed the display of this years Magis Showroom in Corso Garibaldi 77.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Indian Wedding in Florence

One of the sets: Piazza Ognissanti
Last weekend, Florence was the set of a millionaire Indian wedding between Aradhana Lohia and Kevin Sharma. From friday 'til sunday, the wedding involved not only Piazza Ognissanti, where the guests were hosted but also the Pitti Palace, The Teatro della Pergola, Villa Le Corti in San Casciano and more.
Sorry if I publish too many photos but I can't choose! (and I have more...)

Monday, April 22, 2013

E15 - new releases of april 2013

SB14 NOTA, bureau, 2013 and ST12 OTHER, stool, 2013

Lounge chair EC05 THAT, 2013 + Neon pink

At ISaloni in Milano, april 2013, e15 has presented 'four innovative products with distinct character, which are ideally suited for diverse settings. THIS THAT OTHER seating series by Stefan Diez, the elegant bureau NOTA by Elisabeth Lux, neon pink as part of a unique colour palette developed by Farah Ebrahimi as well as new finishes and dimensions for the collection.'

SB14 NOTA, bureau, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

My floreal coffee.

This coffee was so good! It's a cold espresso with a base of rose water and soft cream. I tasted it at Fuori Salone in Milano last week, offered from Lavazza. I want to try and make it following their recipe (Espresso Floreale).
Now I need to find some 'rose water' and some 'rose sugar crystals':)

ps:  THIS  was the kind of coffee used from the chef in Milano to make the recipe.

Spring colors and shopwindows

Ferragamo shopwindow
Finally spring has arrived in Tuscany! Sun is burning, lots of people in the streets and a strong wish of changing everything (clothes at least;-)
Raspini - Firenze

Kristina Ti - Forte dei Marmi

Kristina Ti - Forte dei Marmi

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Normann Copenhagen - Milano 2013

Normann Copenhagen participated to the design fair Salone del Mobile with a whole new range of products. Between my favourites: Shelter lamps, Circus pouf, Ding table, Solid table, Swell sofa, Oona carpets.
Ding table and Sumo pouf

Swell sofa and Hello lamp

One Step Up and Color Box system

Flip mirror and Shelter lamp

Solid table, Onkel sofa and Block moving table

Oona carpet, Bell lamp, Toj rack and Sko shoe rack


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