mazda kodo chair
maserati lounge chair | zanotta
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Car companies were at Milan’s furniture fair—Salon del Mobile— en masse this year. Mazda showed a chair inspired by its new Kodo design language while Maserati’s chair was covered in the same Poltrona Frau leather as its seats.
bmw quiet motion installation
BMW hired the hot design team, the Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan, to design a carousel shaped installation for its electric cars.
Mini’s display was a multimedia wall called Kapooow.
lexus inaho interactive robotic light
Lexus pulled in Pritzker prize winning architect Toyo Ito for its display.
ford bespoke chair
Ford’s “Futuring Team” of designers came up with a chair and table lamp that embody current trends, the company said. “The Ford Design team has for years attended events such as Salone del Mobile as creative observers, and now we are showing products designed by automotive designers,” said a Ford designer. “Many companies have access to technology, but it is design and innovation that elevates one product above another.”
renault twin z
Car companies have used Milan as a showcase before. Ford famously (world’s first automaker to showcase a car) introduced Marc Newson’s O21C car there in 2000. That strategy was echoed in Renault’s partnership this year with Ross Lovegrove on an actual vehicle.
audi r18 chair
Two years ago, Audi showed off a chair said to embody its design values.
But never before has there been such a rush of automakers to show talents beyond car building, to latch on to name designers and to turn up the lights and sound at Mobile.
[ milan 2013 ] [ r18 ] [ twin z ]
mazda kodo chair
A somewhat startling surprise and wondering why now, but… the good news is, Italian lighting design company Flos is participating for first time in NYIGF. What to show ( many options ) at the gift show? Proudly presenting the “Gift Collection.” Duh. Comprised of twelve portable lighting options, the Gift Collection includes new designs such as the MiniKelvin by Antonio Citterio and the Piani designed by the Bouroullec Brothers, as well as mainstays in the Flos catalog such as the May Day by Konstantin Grcic and the Miss K and Miss K Soft designed by Philippe Starck. The collection as a whole will make its debut at booth #3931 | 19 > 22 August [ flos ] [ nyigf ]
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above: phil patton emails designapplause the above alert friday, 1 december, 6:38am. phil knows i’m covering miami but doesn’t know my new android phone not yet programmed for the email address he sent alert on. phil’s byline | The Wolfsonian Visionaries Host a Conversation with the Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity Curatorial Team
above/below: the installation at the design miami/ pavilion
Borrowing its title from the French national motto, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity provides a vibrant picture of design in France from the 1940s to today. It investigates how objects embody the ideas that have defined French public life for more than two centuries. Featured are furniture, industrial design, and craft by some of the most celebrated French designers of the present and recent past, including Roger Tallon, Pierre Paulin, Philippe Starck, and the Bouroullec Brothers.
date: 25 november > 26 march 2011
venue: wolfsonian museum | 1001 washington avenue miami beach | 305.531.1001
hours: daily noon-6pm | friday noon-9pm | closed wednesdays | admission free every friday from 6-9pm
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