Here are our 10 most popular posts in 2020 dedicated to product design
1 – The first Elie Saab Maison collection, designed by Carlo Colombo
The first furniture collection by the Lebanese fashion designer with ateliers in Beirut and Paris, Elie Saab, was a great success. Carlo Colombo, designer with extensive experience in high-end furniture, gave an all-round interpretation of the first Elie Saab Maison furniture collection, for all the spaces of the home. This project resulted from a partnership with Corporate Brand Maison, which manages the production and distribution.
The first Elie Saab Maison furniture collection
2 – Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020
The second most read post is the one dedicated to the winners of the Compasso d’Oro Awards 2020. Established in Italy in 1954 and one of today’s most important design awards in the world, the Compasso d’Oro Awards are given every three years to many products in different industrial sectors. The common denominator is design. Taking advantage of the summer season, also the 2020 awards ceremony was held in person, albeit with a limited audience.
3 – Greenkiss, eco-friendly luxury furniture collection
Launched at Maison & Objet in January 2020, Greenkiss is a new 100% Made in Italy brand. Three outstanding designers created new furniture collections able to express an innovative, more minimal and sustainable luxury concept. Hubert de Malherbe has designed many retail and hospitality spaces; Thierry Lemaire is an architect and a designer; and Paolo Castelli is the creative director and CEO of the namesake Bologna-based company.
The Greenkiss collection
4 – DDN Safari Fest
DDN Safari Fest, the online-only version of the DDN Safari Blog at Salone del Mobile.Milano, is the fourth most read post. A guarantee of visibility for participating companies, DDN Safari Fest includes posts on the website, but especially stories on the Instagram profiles of participating bloggers, totaling hundreds of thousands of views.
Discover DDN Safari Fest 2020
5 – Tralerighe collection by Antoniolupi
Tralerighe is a new element of the collaboration between Gumdesign and Antoniolupi, which marks Antoniolupi’s debut in the world of wallpaper. Wallpaper is Antoniolupi’s new frontier for bathroom furnishing, the perfect extension for the complete interior design project. Tralerighe, by Gumdesign, is a collection that plays with geometries and colors, matching white, black, warm colors and shades that, alternating, create new graphics.
Tralerighe, an interior design collection by Antoniolupi
6 – Virtual design exhibitions in the time of Covid-19
In the year of the pandemic, galleries, designers, companies kept alive their relationship with people thanks to virtual exhibitions to be visited from home. Some of them were very successful and it is possible that, in the future, some virtual-only initiatives will find a new dimension.
7 – Eco-friendly wallpaper
As evidence of the fact that the themes are changing, among the 10 most read posts in 2020 is an article dedicated to eco-friendly wallpaper. Many people are looking for more environmentally friendly products to furnish their homes, able to protect the natural environment and create a healthier environment at home. Wood or flax fiber wallpapers are among the products that can foster a more sustainable and healthier approach to decorating.
Read how to have a sustainable approach to wallpaper
8 – Stylish and versatile kitchens with Neolith sintered stone
Sintered stone is a versatile and sustainable material ideal for multiple uses. The many finishes of Neolith sintered stones make it possible to create spaces and environments of endless interior design styles, perfect for every need. Moreover, sintered stone is a highly abrasion-resistant, stain-resistant and easily repairable material, which makes it perfect for the kitchen.
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9 – La tua casa ti ama, the new Scavolini campaign
Among the 10 most read posts in the Design category in 2020 is the one dedicated to the new advertising campaign by Scavolini, which had great success. During the lockdown, directors Andrea Vavassori, Fabio Giagnoni, Valerio Musilli filmed La tua casa ti ama commercial from their homes. An idea by Komma advertising agency, this commercial wanted to highlight the space of one’s home during the confinement caused by the pandemic.
Read the interview with Fabiana Scavolini
10 – Pasquale Junior Natuzzi: marble is strength
Speaking of materials, Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, Creative Director and Chief Commercial Officer Emerging Markets of his family business, talked with us about marble, its strength and beauty. “The selection of materials in the creative process is fundamental, as the material is the essence of the project itself. For Natuzzi, the material is an essential part of the product, together with the colors.” Authentic Natural Stone is a living material that is highly appreciated for its thousand possible applications. From architecture to interior design, up to the kitchen, the many variants of stone offer a thousand different interpretations. Marble, granite, travertine and other stones are living materials, which offer multiple possibilities of use and change their appearance depending on the use.
Watch our video interview with Pasquale Junior Natuzzi