An armchair covered with 30,000 petals

Hortensia, the blooming armchair that tells a story The Hortensia armchair has an interesting story. At first, it was a rendering on Instagram, which went viral in no time. People saw it and asked for it even though the armchair didn’t exist yet. So Andrés Reisinger, the designer, started to think of a way of […]

Luigi Colani and the “biodesign”

The designer of speed, of “biodynamics”, founder of “biodesign”, and much more. Luigi Colani, passed away on September 16th, aged 91, is a design legend, who worked in all possible design fields. Born in Germany in 1928 (as Lutz Colani), he worked all over the world. In the early Fifties, in California, he designed new […]

Temporary architecture: “Magic Walls”, from Casacor Sao Paulo 2019

Brazilian architect Leo Romano took part in Casacor Sao Paulo 2019 with “Magic Walls” (Paredes Magicas), a project that uses living space horizontally and vertically. “Magic Walls” is a loft with an area of 100 square meters and very high ceilings, which houses a large living room with open kitchen and dining area, a loft […]

Temporary architecture: Casa Dendê Duratex, from Casacor Sao Paulo 2019


Architect Nildo José completed his first full house project in Casacor Sao Paulo 2019. A residence of 155 square meters, consisting of a large living room facing the garden, a dining area, a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen. The project combines many original solutions, mixing essential and very sophisticated elegance with authentically Brazilian elements, […]

Temporary architecture: Casa Contêiner, from Casacor São Paulo

Following the Deca Lab by Ricardo Bello Dias, (read here), here is another temporary architecture from Casacor San Paolo 2019, the Casa Contêiner (The Container House), a project by the architect Marilia Pellegrini, which promotes sustainability and reuse. The reuse of containers to make homes is not really new; however, architect Marilia Pellegrini aims to […]

The Salone del Mobile and the temporary architecture of the booths


There’s no need to add much to the fame of the Salone del Mobile.Milano. It’s the most important furniture fair in the world, and over time it has expanded dramatically, turning into a lifestyle event involving furniture brands, fashion, consumer electronics, publishing, and more. This universal reputation is also built up by the high level […]

Domitilla Dardi: (EDIT) Napoli, design by designers

A new event for those who love Italian design: EDIT Napoli is a trade fair dedicated to design by designers, debuting June 7 to 9 in the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore, Naples. (On June 6, press preview and opening). The first edition hosts 60 selected exhibitors, local and international players, designers, artisans and small […]

Milan Design Week 2019: trending glass


Glass is widely appreciated for different reasons. It is natural and recyclable, virtually infinite, even though with different techniques. Thanks to different processing technologies, glass appearance can be unique and distinctive, with decorations and colors expressing the high level of technology embodied in the material itself. From Milan Design Week 2019, some of the finest […]

Clerkenwell Design Week turns 10

Clerkenwell Design Week, held every year in London in May, turns 10 in 2019. Founded 10 years ago as a platform to promote independent design, the 2018 edition welcomed over 34,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, young designers and brands as well as major international companies, including Cappellini, Kvadrat and Moroso, to name but a few. […]

ICFF New York: design in North America


ICFF-International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the most important design fair in North America, is back in May 2019, with the 31st edition. The 2018 edition hosted more than 900 exhibitors, from all categories related to furniture and interior architecture, furnishings, bathroom furniture, kitchen, lighting, floorings and wall coverings, fabrics and wallpapers. The audience is highly specialized, […]

Bloggers and trends from the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019


6 trend-hunting bloggers. DDN Blog and 5 other international bloggers –,,, and – visited Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019, spotting some trends for next year. Here they are. The green color keeps on going As already stated by DDN Blog last January, green has been widely diffused at Salone del Mobile 2019. Flou Natevo‘s profusion […]

Fuorisalone 2019: Marc Ange, designer “of luxury, dream and beauty”

Bloom Room is a name not so often mentioned, but it is much better known. In fact, it is the name of the design studio of Marc Ange, a designer born in Rome and grown up in Paris, who after a period spent designing luxury cars, has plunged into the world of luxury, designing products […]

Freedhome by Caccaro, for those who love to keep the house perfectly tidy

Freedhome by Caccaro is a structured system to furnish the walls of your home, to keep everything perfectly tidy. The modules of various sizes are suited for designing vertical surfaces and at the same time for storage of all the items in every room of the house. Doors with full opening, folding, sliding, glass, wooden, double […]

Milan Design Week 2019: Ventura Projects

Ventura Projects at Milan Design Week 2019 Ventura Projects turns 10 and is alive and kicking. After two successful editions of Ventura Centrale, in the ex-Magazzini Raccordati in Ferrante Aporti street, and one edition of Ventura Future Projects, in 2019 Ventura Projects is back at Milan Design Week. Ventura Centrale Ventura Centrale doubles the vaults, […]

Musèe des Arts Decoratifs: the new setting

Bencore in the new setting for the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Parigi What does a design museum look like today? Which are the best solutions to attract an audience more and more passionate about design and more and more informed and demanding? The new arrangement at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, results […]

Salone del Mobile.Milan 2019

The Salone del Mobile.Milan Less than two months to go to the Salone del Mobile.Milan 2019, the most popular and visited furniture fair in the world. However, to call it a fair is now very reductive: over time it has turned into a lifestyle event, which embraces creativity in every field. The Salone del Mobile is […]

Trends in furniture for 2019

At the end of 2018, we looked at the trends in furniture. Now it’s time to take a look at the trends in furniture for 2019, so to do that we start with the first exhibition of the year, imm cologne. Although not a leading trade fair when it comes to trends, it is Europe’s […]

Florence Knoll: designing the American dream

Florence Knoll, a pioneer of contemporary design, designer and entrepreneur, passed away in January 2019, at the age of 101. Her legacy includes some of the most important icons of Midcentury Modern and Space Age furniture, including Eero Saarinen’s celebrated table with its Tulip chairs, as well as a culture of innovation in interior design. […]

Das Haus: the ideal house at imm cologne

The ideal residence? Every year, at imm cologne. The furniture trade show which takes place every year in Cologne in January, hosts every year an international designer or architect who gives his view of contemporary living, drawing its architecture and furnishings. “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage“, recreates, within the Pure Editions area (Hall 3.1), […]

Ambiente, trends home furniture and decor

What will the house of the future look like? Which trends dominate home style in 2019? At Ambiente, in Frankfurt, February 8 to 12, a panorama of the new trends in furniture, materials, styles and colours. Every year the design studio Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano investigates the trends in furniture, through art, design, architecture, fashion and lifestyle. […]

HOMI: trends and new materials for the home

Trends, design, creativity: HOMI proves to be more and more “the lifestyle show”, a platform in constant progress and rich in contents updated at each edition, thanks to a meticulous research of exhibitors, projects and new exhibition formats. HOMI, January 25-28, 2019 The objects are the main characters of a story about the rooms and […]