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Highlights from Milan Design Week 2011
Looking back at some of the highlights of the 2011 Milan Design Week when the International Furniture Fair celebrated its 50th anniversary.
David Chipperfield’s stackable folding chair “Piana” for Alessi has been selected to the The Museum of Modern Art’s collection.
designSALON/ presents the Design Route in culturally inspiring locations in Amsterdam.
From Wonderland at Milan2011
For the "Edra in Wonderland" collection the Campana Brothers pushed the limits of materials to realise some unique creations.
Vases telling stories at Milan2011
Story Vases serve as a form of individual documentation of the daily lives of women in a rural village in KwaZulu-Natal.
Steel bamboo at Milan2011
Nendo's "Bamboo Steel Chair" uses bamboo handicraft techniques but manages to create a hard metal sense of pilancy.
See through at Milan2011
Is it wood or is it clear acrylic? Nendo’s Transparent Table is like an optical illusion. See it at Milan2011.
Dipped at Milan2011
Dip in Space is a showcase and celebration of student work created in a workshop led by Matali Crasset.
Starting point at Milan2011
The Dutch Standard presents “Back to Square One” at the Milan Furniture Fair.
Concept gallery at Milan2011
Gallery Judy Straten is a concept gallery for the creative mind at Ventura Lambrate during this year's Milan Furniture Fair.
Unpolished but Polish at Milan2011
unPolished at Ventura Lambrate during the Milan Furniture Fair features the original work of young Polish designers and design groups.
The fun in function at Milan2011
At the Milan Furniture Fair Laikingland will examine the functional elements of crafted kinetic objects.
Top 10 videos of 2012
Sales pitch or art form? Like it or not, every aspect of our lives somehow carry something branded. Here we look at some innovative branding initiatives.
Synbio and design
Dr J Craig Venter has created synthetic life. What can design bring to the field of synthetic biology?
Designers are waking up to the possibilities of bamboo as a highly versatile material with countless applications.
A vegetarian butchery, cheese made from human breast milk, a 3D food printer and a machine that turns food into faeces, food design is fascinating.
From moon boots to banana look-alikes, to modular form shoes and even a pair inspired by squirrels - who ever said shoes had to be practical?
Dirk van der Kooij
Fashion & Jewellery Design