REVIEW @ A GLANCE MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2011 A spectacle of unending product of inspirations. The 50th of the most celebrated design week was evident by the fairgrounds packed with people. One of the big names, Kartell, were one of the major highlights because of their presence in the fair with theatrical bright lights. Meanwhile, Kenkoon, an outdoor furniture company from Thailand, shown a much more breezy collection made for the beach with the S collection. As for the Salone Satellite, more aspiring talents were discovered. The light collection by Mooi was presented too.
NEW YORK DESIGN WEEK 2011 The International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Noho design district featured some independent and student-made products without lacking creativity. The eccentric pieces opposed to the modern, clean lines furniture mostly presented in the Milan fair, were a breath of fresh air with unusual materials and techniques. Like the Vinco chair by Toni Grillo for Corque design. Something extraordinary like the Redemption table by Christopher Kurtz was an example of an uncommon form. While a splash of color was the image of the week long fair, a Brazilian designer Bruno Jahara exhibited the Armรกrio Alto/Mini Closet. Showing diversity at its best.
Issue 4 May 2012
International Design/Graphic Resource: The City Dweller and the Urban Habitat