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Keep it cool
This sustainable cooler uses ancient geothermal techniques to chill drinks without electricity.
Light takes centre stage in six Milan Design Week exhibitions.
The Life Aquatic
Italian scuba diver and gardener Sergio Gamberini designed Nemo’s Garden, the world’s first underwater garden.
The language of plants
The 23rd Triennale Milano features a futuristic greenhouse where visitors can experience plants' reactions to their surroundings
Stefano Boeri x Timberland have created a multisensory installation to bring the scents and sensations of being in a forest into an urban waterway
What happens at the salone…
The 60th edition of the world’s biggest furniture fair, Salone del Mobile.Milano – scheduled for June this year – is a vibrant subsidiary of Milan Design Week
Alex Cecchetti’s Sentiero – a land-art intervention and performance – is set to premiere at the Biennale Gherdëina
An Olimpia Zagnoli retrospective, held in her home town, pays homage to her witty creations
Here’s what you missed at Milan Design Week 2021
How the new Supersalone shaped up
Reframing specs, a sustainable high-speed train, and adaptable materials
Seeing into the future.
The high-speed Hyperloop by Zaha Hadid Architects will revolutionise land-based travel
Hyperloop and Zaha Hadid Architects on track to transport us into the future.
Get design’s latest: Louvre’s 1st female leader, PoAD opens, & Heatherwick floats Little Island…
Innovation, engagement, and leadership are our watchwords this week.
Souped Up Salone – Milano’s Innovative Response to a Year without its Furniture Fair
Salone del Mobile announces the ‘Supersalone’ for September 2021.
In its 17th iteration, the Venice Architecture Biennale Includes 112 Participants from Around the Globe
Building a better world – the Biennale Architettura answers, ‘how will we live together?’
A Home 3D-Printed Out of Earth? Mario Cucinella Architects Teams Up with WASP to Create TECLA
Ancient earth and 21st century technology come together as housing for the future.
Top draw-er | Olimpia Zagnoli’s joyful illustrations bring optimism back into vogue
Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli set to speak at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference.
Making the world a little more colourful with Olimpia Zagnoli
The Italian illustrator lives by the philosophy being kind and creating beautiful things.
Olimpia Zagnoli is an Italian illustrator.
Carlo Ratti's juice bar ensures that no drop goes to waste
Italian innovation and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati’s ‘Feel the Peel’ juice bar creates bioplastic cups made from oranges.
Meet the South African artists exhibiting at La Biennale Di Venezia
Titled The Stronger We Become, the South African Pavilion will feature works by Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Bringing Afrocentric design to Milan Design Week
Meet the South African designers who will be exhibiting their work for the first time at Milan Design Week.
Neri Oxman’s installation exploring the possibilities of melanin
Through digital fabrication and design computation, the pigment could sustain and enhance the planet’s endangered biodiversity.
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