Is There Life After Expo 2015?

Is There Life After Expo 2015?

The five-yearly international big-top fair that is Expo is currently drawing vast crowds to its 2015 Milan edition. Given its sustainability theme, just how sustainable are its temporary architectural offerings? Read
Made in Brooklyn: the creatives putting the New York borough on the design map

Made in Brooklyn: the creatives putting the New York borough on the design map

Brooklyn is only a short distance from Manhattan yet it has its own, highly distinctive identity. Talk to Brooklyn’s tight-knit but burgeoning community of designer-makers and you get the impression that this New York borough is widely seen as more romantic, bohemian, less overtly worldly than the more commerce-focused Manhattan. Yet it’s also easy to exaggerate the differences between these two creative hubs. After all, Brooklyn’s new generation of designers are, in their own way, highly ambitious and entrepreneurial. Even so, the ethos of their businesses is more leftfield, possibly more laid-back than those of Manhattan.
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From Japan with Love: Kitani’s Danish design classics

From Japan with Love: Kitani’s Danish design classics

For over 20 years now, craftsmanship-led Japanese furniture manufacturer Kitani has been bringing a considered edit of mid-century Danish classics back to life, to the delight of design-lovers worldwide.
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The Luxury Beneath: Object Carpet’s premium flooring

The Luxury Beneath: Object Carpet’s premium flooring

Carpet specialist Object Carpet has gained a worldwide reputation with carpets that satisfy even the most demanding of architects, such as Zaha Hadid or Hitoshi Abe. For years now, the company has successfully combined high design standards with supreme suitability for everyday use.
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Getting High (on Wood)

Getting High (on Wood)

Could wood be the new concrete? If a number of recently completed, high-rise timber projects internationally are anything to go by, the only way might indeed be up for this most enduring and trusty of building materials.
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