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Minotti 2017 Home Anthology [pt 4/4]@ Salone Milan 2017

Minotti 2017 Home Anthology [pt 4/4]@ Salone Milan 2017

The inspiration for Minotti’s 2017 Home Anthology collection is marked by an intriguing layering of influences and styles, for a timeless elegance that is nonetheless strikingly unexpected.

“A return to our roots, but with a vision of the future. To innovate while staying true to our style and our traditions.” ……….. Roberto Minotti

Knoll Workplace Research Report – Immersive Planning

Knoll Workplace Research Report – Immersive Planning

Knoll’s latest Workplace study, reveals a workplace that is dramatically different than one of just a generation ago.

Defined as Immersive Planning, the model not only blurs the lines between work, life and play, but also individuals and teams, primary workspaces and activity spaces, and owned and shared work areas and tools.

Comfortable furnishings and fluid boundaries characterize this group-based workplace where the actions of the people themselves define the space.

The result: an environment that creates a variety of experiences, transforming at a moment’s notice and evolving with use.

Knoll “Rockwell Unscripted” @ Neocon 2016

Knoll “Rockwell Unscripted” @ Neocon 2016

David Rockwell, renowned for creating places where people want to be, has designed for Knoll, an unrivaled work experience designed to let people complete the story.

Rooted in Rockwell’s innovations in hospitality, entertainment, and public space, Unscripted is a collection of improvisational elements that cultivate community and creativity for the pace and flow of how you work today.

What Drives Knoll @ Neocon 2016

What Drives Knoll @ Neocon 2016

The goal of Knoll’s innovation is always both timelessness and adaptability—rejecting short-term trends and anticipating the inevitability of change—as Knoll continues to balance what’s next and what is.

Minotti HQ Showroom – 2016 Collection Presentation

Minotti HQ Showroom – 2016 Collection Presentation

Staging of the corporate showroom was revisited for the presentation of the 2016 Collection, art directed by Rodolfo Dordoni and launched at the Salone del Mobile, where it was a huge favorite.

The company showroom leverages a succession of settings that convey the brand’s sophisticated lifestyle and effectively demonstrate how the latest innovations can blend seamlessly with elements from previous collections.

Neo Preistoria 100 Verbs @ Salone Milan 2016

Neo Preistoria 100 Verbs @ Salone Milan 2016

From a stone to a simulated human heart, the Italian designer Andrea Branzi and Japanese designer Kenya Hara, trace the design history of tools from the stone age to today, in the Neo Pre History – 100 Verbs exhibition at the Triennale di Milano.

A journey inspired by the power of “100 verbs” and “100 instruments” which, like streams of mysterious, life-giving energy, guide the viewer through the dark clouds of history and of infinite space.

The Takeo Paper Show @ Salone Milan 2016

The Takeo Paper Show @ Salone Milan 2016

The Japanese paper distributor TAKEO Co, Ltd, under the curatorship of Kenya Hara invited 15 creators including architects, illustrators, graphic designers and art directors to explore the material paper for their Annual paper show.

After two years of planning, and with art direction by Kenya Hara, the 47th edition focuses on the delicacy, resilience and important value of paper, with the intention to rethink and further broaden the possibilities for fine paper.

Touch Base by DAE @ Salone Milan 2016

Touch Base by DAE @ Salone Milan 2016

Touch Base, a Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition curated by Ilse Crawford and the Academy’s creative director Thomas Widdershoven, explores the power of tactility in human life.

Touch Base explores the counter-movement that many of the DAE students are shaping in response to the empowering, but overwhelming presence of technology and digitalism.

To touch is to feel physically and sense emotionally.

La Rinascente  ( Pt 1 / 2 )  @ Salone Milan 2016

La Rinascente ( Pt 1 / 2 ) @ Salone Milan 2016

Reflecting on the state of affairs in design and prompting a consideration of the meanings that hide behind a display, ‘A Search Behind Appearances’ by Hella Jongerius and Louise Schouwenberg proposed that we should move beyond commercial success, beyond style differences and beyond personal taste.

Resulting in a range of visual metaphors, ‘A Search Behind Appearances’ took over the famous La Rinascente department store’s eight Piazza Duomo facing windows during the Salone.