Design

The Etcetera series: a Swedish icon that represents the distinctive design of the 70s

With its unique wavy silhouette and unrivaled comfort, the Etcetera series (easy chair, lounge chair and footstool) has conquered the design world ever since the 70s when it was originally designed by Jan Ekselius. Back in the 1970s, Jan Ekselius crafted the Etcetera chair as a prototype for his school’s workshop at the Royal College of Art in London. With its unmistakable shape, organic ...

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The daybed is an elegant and versatile furniture: here are my favorite ten

The daybed is a piece of furniture that is making a comeback. For me it is a symbol of elegance and style but it is also a versatile and functional furniture. It is perfect in the living area to add a touch of elegance but also to have more seating space. If the living room is not very large, instead of adding a second sofa that will likely make the room look smaller, it is better to ...

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Gesture: the new rugs collection by cc-tapis

cc-tapis has launched Gesture, a new collection of rugss that explores the gesture as the root of artistic expression. I really love this new collection. cc-tapis involved five designers - Patricia Urquiola, Sabine Marcelis, Philippe Malouin, Mae Engelgeer and Yuri Himuro - who meditated on the meaning of gestures and studied how the simple movement of hands and tools can guide their creative ...

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Eclisse and Atollo: the two iconic lamps by Vico Magistretti

This year marks the centenary of the birth of Vico Magistretti, one of the most important architects and designers in the history of Italian design. Vico Magistretti, in his career, has won the Compasso D'Oro three times: the first in 1967 with the Eclisse lamp by Artemide, the second in 1979 with the Maralunga sofa by Cassina and the third, in the same year, for the Oluce Atollo lamp. And ...

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When design pays hommage to art masters

Designers, both fashion designers and product/interiors designers, often take inspiration from art and painters. Sometimes they take inspiration from the colors used by an artist, other times from the shapes or the style of an artir, others from the world evoked by the painter. Today I want to talk you about Notoo Studio, a young Italian creative laboratory specialized in the production of 3D ...

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