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The top 10 posts for the readers of in 2019 identify last year’s trends

Dott, a startup for electric scooters: among the most read in April

Among the most read posts in 2019, scooters are definitely a topical issue. Dott electric scooters are a sustainable project of a Dutch startup for urban micro-mobility, a big success during DDN Phutura and throughout the year.

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Dott scooters

Noma Bar for Coca-Cola, among the top posts in June

Face of the City is Coca-Cola’s homage to Italy, celebrating a relationship begun over 90 years ago, with 6 limited edition bottles. 6 stories for 6 Italian cities – Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, Venice – featuring stories and illustrations by Israeli illustrator Noma Bar.

Read here Noma Bar for Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola by Noma Bar

Design Holding for high-end Italian design, among the most viewed in May

The posts on Design Holding, the group of design excellences created by Investindustrial and the Carlyle Group, including B&B Italia, Flos, Louis Poulsen and Arc Linea, have been among the most read for two years now. In 2019 Design Holding made its debut at Salone del Mobile in the new S Project area. The shared space was designed by Calvi Brambilla, design curators of Flos (read here).

Design Holding for Made in Italy design, read here

From the blog: Salone del Mobile and temporary architecture

Design Holding booth at Salone del Mobile 2019

A’ Design Award & Competition, a successful post in August

The 2019-2020 edition of A’ Design Award & Competition awarded thousands of products and projects, divided into 100 categories. These categories, representing as many design and architecture sectors, are grouped into 6 macro sections. Here are some winners of the 2018-2019 edition.

The winners of A’ Design Award & Competition 2018-2019

A’ Design Award & Competition: call for entries

Italy’s largest Divani & Divani store, among the top posts in June on

Divani & Divani by Natuzzi celebrates its 60th anniversary with a new store. In Gerenzano, in the province of Varese, it opened Italy’s largest store, a 1,000 sq m exhibition area featuring armchairs, sofas, beds, furniture for the living room and accessories.

Divani & Divani by Natuzzi: the new store

Divani & Divani by Natuzzi

London Design Festival 2019, another popular post in August 2019

Our readers appreciated also the London Design Festival, one of the world’s leading design events. In 2019 it was in its 17th edition, attended by about 600,000 visitors.

Discover all the highlights of the London Design Festival 2019 on this website and DDNBlog


The new Muzeum Susch in the Swiss Alps, among the top posts in July 2019

Muzeum Susch, founded by Polish entrepreneur Grażyna Kulczyk, is located among the remains of a former vicarage and hospice  building. The ruins formed part of a rural monastery founded in 1157 at the foot of the Flüela Pass which became an industrial brewery building in the 19th century. Swiss architects Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy were entrusted with the restoration, respecting the history of the building.

Muzeum Susch, restored by Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy in the Swiss Alps (read here)

Zofia Kulik, Ethnic Wars. Large Vanitas Still Life (1995/2017) (c) Studio Stefano Graziani, courtesy Muzeum Susch, Art Stations Foundation CH

Mani del Sud: made in Italy accessories for men

The accessories for men by Mani del Sud are a symbol of Italian culture and artisanal traditions. Bow ties, backpacks, shirts and leather goods are just some of the creations proposed by the brand, in line with the highest standards and expertise of the Italian tradition.

Discover here the accessories by Mani del Sud

Casacor São Paulo 2019: a successful post in August 2019, on and

Casacor is an exhibition of temporary interior architecture, mostly housing, although there are also bars and restaurants, and some hotel concepts. Each project is designed by an architect or landscape architect, and the brands provide materials, finishes, construction and fitting-out/furnishing of the rooms, including all areas: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and garden. It has been held in Brazil and South America every year for 23 editions. Casacor São Paulo 2019 hosted 75 projects by over 90 architects and landscape architects.

Click here to see the architectures of Casacor São Paulo 2019 on the website and DDNBlog

Casa Dendê Duratex, by Nildo José, Casacor São Paulo 2019. Ph Denilson Machado-MCA Estúdio

Read also The Serpentine Pavilions in London, temporary architectures

Casa Ojalà/Inhabiting the Infinite Choice, very popular in April 2019

Last but not least, Casa Ojalá, a mini sustainable house with extremely flexible interiors. Designed and patented by Milanese architect Beatrice Bonzanigo, of IB Studio, the housing module can be modified to meet one’s needs: by moving the walls it is possible to change the internal configuration, eliminate walls, ceiling and even the floor! Casa Ojalá is perfect as a support for luxury hotels that wish to offer to their guests alternative and inviting solutions, and to enrich private properties with land, open countryside, mountains or sand dunes. [Txt Samantha Polvere]

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