HISTORY OF DESIGN: KARTELL COMPONIBILI STORAGE MODULE

Today I am back with another episode of my “History of Design” section. After the Arco lamp, today I decided to talk about another icon of Italian design known all over the world. It is the Componibili storage system produce by Kartell and designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967. The Componibili has become so iconic over the time that,…

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César Manrique’s must visit architectures in Lanzarote

Last May I visit Lanzarote for few days and fell in love with this island. Lanzarote is the most northeastern island of the Spanish Canary archipelago, the fourth largest and the third most populous. You’ll love the lunar landscapes and the black color of its land covered with volcanic ash. Lanzarote has in fact 300 volcanic cones and the big…

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COLOR TRENDS FOR 2020

As I wrote in my post about the new trends that were presented in the last Milan Design Week 2019, color was certainly one of the main one. We saw pastel hues, colors like mustard and dark green inspired by the 70s but also fluorescent and vivid colors like fuchsia inspired by the 80s. And then the new neutrals, like…

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019 – THE NEW INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2020

A month has passed since the Milan Design Week 2019 and I finally found the time to organize all the catalogues, press release and pictures. From art déco inspirations to 70s vibes, from pastel colors to 80s hues, from black tubular steel to ethnic inspirations, the number of suggestions has been endless. I tried to select what I think were…

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Trend 2019: Vienna straw is more modern than ever

Vienna straw is a material that has become iconic thanks above all to the classic bistro chairs. The first chairs with bent wood back and Vienna straw seat were produced from the mid-nineteenth century by the Austrian company Thonet and became so popular that, of the iconic model No. 14, 50 million pieces were produced between 1850 and 1950. Chairs…

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