Our #colouroftheweek is copper. We’re loving the rose-gold copper tones currently seen at retail, and it was one of the most popular metals seen at Milan Design Week too. Looking ahead, it’s one of the ‘down to earth’ metallics in our Industrial Evolution trend for A/W 14/15. Subscribers see more on copper here.
Image: Marti Guixe for Levi’s from the “#501 what’s you interpretation” event at Milan Design Week
Missoni is presenting an installation called Zigzagging this Milan Design Week. The brand’s entire showroom is illuminated with its famous zig zag patterning, immersing viewers with moving colour and light.
Another big story from Milan: Fendi has launched its first kitchen concept.
Fendi Casa Ambiente Cucina is described as a continuum between kitchen and living space, and brings new materials into the kitchen environment - from ebony and acacia wood to crocodile-printed leather.
Famously minimalist Japanese designers Nendo do not disappoint with their new bath collection for luxury Italian brand Bisazza, which was launched in Milan last month. Collection highlight? The framed landscape of plant pots.
This sheet glass table is shot through with lines of colour which weave into each other as you walk around it. Called the Crossing Table, it was designed by Patricia Urquiola for Glas Italia and launched at Milan Design Week last month.
Dutch design studio Raw Color collaborated with Remon van den Eijnden, Peter Bust and programming specialists Bart van der Linden and Studio Watt to design this cryptographer, which turns the waves of SMS messages into encoded, patterned textiles.
Hella Jongerius combined two of her greatest designs to date - the modular Polder sofa and her beautiful textiles for Maharam - for Vitra’s latest collection. Launched at Milan’s Salone del Mobile last month, it shows a design icon operating at the top of her game.
The Analogio Project by Andrea Mancuso & Emilia Serra is another of our highlights from Milan Design Week. Merino wool is entwined in a sculptural grid of fishing lines to create this ethereal 3D brush-stroke effect. SUBSCRIBERS CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT.
COS’ installation-cum-pop-up shop was one of our favourite parts of Milan Design Week 2012. It was designed by London-based set designer and graphic artist Gary Card who told us “it was inspired by Mondrian and designed to look like a fragmented, opening box.” SUBSCRIBERS CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT
Armani/Casa’s latest collection, The Golden Age, is inspired by an imaginary journey from Venice to Japan. The golden sheen and sumptuous finishes give every piece a warm glow - but the overall effect is downplayed luxury rather than over-the-top decadence.