Historian and author Dr Grace Lees-Maffei unpicks Italy’s rich design history through 15 key objects. Marco Velardi, the co-founder of interiors magazine Apartamento and former creative director of Italian furniture brand De Padova, has argued that when it comes to selling furniture, Italian brands need to retool”. Contemporary furnishings designers are creating stylish desks that require minimal floor space but come equipped with enough hidden storage to accommodate the necessary essentials such as gadget chargers, pens, and a pad of paper. Every product is handmade realized, so every piece of furniture is different from another one, it has the special touch of a master craftsman, who follows the design of the draftsman. In armaments, the italian FREMM carriers two 8-cell Sylver A50 modules, with the SAAM – Extended Self Defense control system, which enables limited area defence employing not just Aster 15 but Aster 30 as wll.
Alternatively, clients can chose their own materials and finishes from Soane’s in-house collection of timbers, metals, textiles and leathers, using Soane’s furniture styles or their own designs. Fabrics are woven in Suffolk and printed in Kent, while furniture is made by blacksmiths, carpenters, upholsterers and gilders in the far corners of England. Olivetti is an Italian manufacturer of typewriters, computers, tablets, smartphones, printers and other business products such as calculators and fax machines. Built as part of a fascist complex under Benito Mussolini, it has recently been repurposed as the headquarters of Italian luxury brand Fendi, and their fur atelier. Now the architecture here is eye catching, but it’s the interiors where the exclamations really begin. The tricks designers use to enhance space include the strategic placement of furniture, lighting and colors. Schiaperelli’s focus on surrealism is a key difference between the two design legends.
This special kitchen-focused discussion spotlights how the best kitchens are being designed and laid out, and reveals the freshest looks in kitchen design today, framed within the context of real spaces designed by our panel of experts. I hope this book offers some great ideas for your next trip, whether you’re an architecture aficionado, a design fan, or simply a lover of gardens, textiles, fashion and style. Many target the higher end of the design market, their businesses thriving on a clever mix of heritage, the availability of sought-after design classics and a focus on novel design solutions. Industrial design becomes a driver, and household furnishings are an extraordinary tool for the avant-garde. From the Salone del Mobile in Milan to the 100% Design 2014 in London, there are countless destinations to visit in between.
Sensor-wise, the italian FREMM is fitted with the EMPAR, as said earlier, a system considerably larger than ARTISAN 3D: the antennas of the two systems weight 2,45 tons against 0,7 tons. In her recent book, Design in Black and White, Janelle McCulloch writes that black and white is being rediscovered. Come and hear me speak at IDS WEST about ‘Kitchen Design & Trends’ with a panel of experts on how the best kitchens are being designed. In this long piece, i’ve wanted to share the quality info i’ve found about what the design of Type 26 offers, and i’ve also tried to explain why i talked the way i did about the reports of cost issues and the delay in clearing Main Gate.
From Italy via mid-century USA, this attention-grabbing shelving unit epitomizes Postmodern design and the Memphis style, the radical design collective Sottsass founded in 1981. These innovators have created, for the Milanese company, design objects that have become icons of good living.