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Bearing resemblance to African furniture design, Patricia Urquiola designs a wooden chair for Moroso.
Jaime Hayón's "Ro" armchair means "tranquility" in Danish and resembles just that.
Marcel Wanders has extended his "Dressed" collection with a series of wristwatches, each being unique to its wearer.
Makr Shakr: a robotic creation
Carlo Ratti's "Makr Shakr" allows people to become their own virtual barman.
Colour, colour and more colour, Patricia Urquiola’s latest chair collection brightens any living or working environment.
Naoto Fukasawa extended his "Maruni" furniture collection at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair and paid tribute to traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
Backstage with Nichetto and Nendo
Here is a look at Nendo and Nichetto's collaboration, from start to finish, for the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Comfort & style
Eye-grabbing elegance is just one of the many descriptions for BarberOsgerby's sofa collection for Knoll.
Scholten & Baijings' "Tea with Georg" collection interprets characteristics of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony for contemporary Western use.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec teamed up with BMW to create an installation that looks to the relaxing experience of a slow and smooth moving mechanism.
No bad colours
Ron Arad's vision for a productive working environment is a colour-changing wall that stimulates the work ethic of employees.
Tjep. introduces the first ever DNA-driven furniture collection at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Milan by foot
Nendo redesigns the fourth floor of the la Rinascente department store in Milan, providing visitors with a constantly changing spacial experience.
Nendo, by Oki Sato, has been called one of the most talented Japanese design firms working today.
Studio Formafantasma pays homage to great Italian designer and architect Roberto Sambonet at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Designed for inquisitiveness, Front will reveal six new furniture pieces at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
The past, present and future of African design is explored in the "Afrofuture" exhibition held during the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Nendo's "Fold" shelving unit is perfect for displaying a variety of decorations in 360-degree view.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec bring designs of elegance and functionality to the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Ross Lovegrove merges time, form and space in his "Biophilia" collection for Milan Furniture Fair 2013.
RAY of light
Tomas Kral brings a refined spark of light to the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair with his "RAY Suspension" collection of suspended lamps.
Studio Tjep. will infuse Milan with symbols of Dutch nostalgia during the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
A bright pink lecture podium, furniture, lights and more, Karim Rashid reveals it all at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Concepts of contrast
Tom Dixon explores the concept of contrasts and will launch his new "Rough and Smooth" collection at Milan Furniture Fair 2013.
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