These Sustainable and Sculptural Pieces Made Waves at Alcova in Milan
Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima launched Alcova in 2018 as a showcase of group exhibitions in overlooked locations of historical significance around Milan (think former military barracks, abandoned villas, and old factories). This year hosted two U.S. makers: Refractory, a new studio out of Chicago, proffers furniture evocative of tectonic forces and erosion, including the Heretofore suspension light; Otherside Objects, from Los Angeles, brought Wavy, a bench in deadstock canvas and salvaged Douglas Fir resembling a futon draped over wooden orbs. Duyi Han’s “Ordinance of the Subconscious Treatment” broaches mental health in a room installation modelled after a typical Chinese apartment, its silk upholstery embroidered with the chemical symbols for dopamine and serotonin. Among other highlights: sculptural stoneware lamps (Arche #3 and #4) from Italian ceramicist Elisa Uberti, Formstelle’s Zenso High lounger for Zeitraum, and A. Vetra’s A Gentle Gathering home textiles by Giulia Ferraris.
Alcova 2022 Returns Design to the Grounds of an Abandoned Nunnery for Milan Design Week
Alcova returns to Milan Design Week with pieces including furnishings inspired by insects to pendant lighting that is color-changeable.
This Installation by Studiopepe Cofounders References Ancient Civilizations
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Milan Design Week always promises something new and fantastic—and the 21 creators featured in “Baranzate Ateliers” stole the show for 2022.
These Terra-Cotta Tile Designs Elevate Any Staycation
Madcap Cottage presents their new series of glazed terra-cotta tiles inspired by tropical gardens and Caribbean patterns to bring vacation back home.
Wood Melbourne Brings Postmodern Pop to the Bathroom
Add a postmodern pop of color to the bathroom with Chromablock, Wood Melbourne’s evocatively hued resin faucet handles in two distinct shapes.
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From sculptural candles to embroidered tablecloths, these home accents double as ideal gifts for interior designers.