Design

Modular sofas: a versatile and comfortable furnishing

Today's article is about sofas and, in particular, about modular sofas. This sofa model is making a comeback, perhaps thanks to the increasingly desire of costumizing our homes and make them more suited to our needs. Even more in this particular time caused by the pandemic that led us to "live" our home like never before. Modular sofas give us the freedom of mixing and combining the ...

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Design icon: the Strips sofa by Cini Boeri for Arflex

In today's post I want to talk about one of the most important Italian female architect and designer of the 20th century : Cini Boeri, who recently passed away in her city, Milan. Cini Boeri, born Maria Cristina Mariani Dameno, graduated from the Politecnico of Milan in 1951. A pupil of Gio Ponti, she began a long collaboration with Marco Zanuso and then started her own practice in 1963, ...

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Ikea 2021 catalog – my 10 favorite new products

The new IKEA 2021 catalog was released on August 21st. It is a special edition because this year the Ikea's catalog turns 70! Did you know that, by diffusion, the catalog is the second publication after the Bible?!? It seems incredible but it is true, just think that it is published in 50 countries around the world. On the Ikea's website you can already browse it in pdf format. I looked at ...

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“Stelo”, the single flower vase I designed for Hiro.

I am proud to present STELO, a single flower vase entirely designed by me and now produced and sold by the Italian company Hiro. Stelo is a vase with minimal and essential lines designed to support and enhance a single flower. The vase is reduced to its essentiality and almost disappears, it becomes a functional object to highlight the flower that becomes the real protagonist of the project. ...

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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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