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Scouting Salone: Shelving and Storage

Dwell is in Milan this week, reporting on the furniture industry's biggest design fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Today we hit the ground running, and noticed quite a few storage pieces we'd like to call our own. Some have innovative operating mechanisms, and others luxe materials—either way, we're inspired to start shelving things, from books to DVD players.
April 9, 2013
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Concrete Rug by Alex Chinneck

London based artist Alex Chinneck plays with opposing objects in the Concrete Rug for the Sculpture House.
April 9, 2013
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2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Furniture Preview

Hello, sports fans! That's right: Milan's annual design fair happens next week, and it's big, bad, and enough of an endurance test to qualify as spring training. As you read back in February, Cosmit, the Italian organization behind Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is ensuring that 2013 will be even better than usual—including a new city and museum pass that's being incorporated into the ticket price for the fair. One thing to keep in mind (as with all design fairs worth their salt) is that the off-ground exhibitions are as exciting as what's happening on the official schedule. Click through our slideshow for a peek at what brand new furniture will debut next week, and read on below for a cheat sheet of where to go in Milan.
April 5, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: DHaus Dynamic Living

Our favorite Kickstarter this week is an exciting new project that runs the gamut from furniture to architecture. Modeled on English mathematician Henry Earnest Dudeney's clever way of transforming a square into an equilateral triangle, the D*Table, from the D*Haus Company comes in four pieces connected by removable hinges. Move the four components around from square to triangle, or any shape your space dictates, and you'll find one of the most versatile low tables out there. Each module has different shelving and facets too, giving you a raft of options as you configure the design. DHaus Dynamic Living goes a tick farther than furniture in its video though, suggesting the eventual application of this system in architecture. They envision a house that literally folds out to meet its surroundings, a truly dynamic piece of architecture designed to embrace the outdoors. That does feel rather far away at the moment, but the D*Table looks to be a worthy investment indeed.
April 5, 2013
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Wren & Cooper Debut the Simple Chair

Pennsylvania design studio Wren & Cooper releases the Simple Chair.
April 4, 2013
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Mafalda Chairs from Moroso

Moroso unveils one of their newest designs for Milan Salone: the Mafalda armchair.
April 4, 2013
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Designer of the Week: Marc Krusin

Marc Krusin is a veteran of the Milan-based group Codice 31, which he founded along with five other designers in 1998. (Fun fact: That same year saw the first iteration of Milan's much vaunted Salone Satellite.) Krusin is now design director at Piero Lissoni, meaning he's partially responsible for all the low-slung Italian sofas and sleek sliding glass doors we so often admire—clients include Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet, and Wella. He completes solo projects under the moniker Klay, which has specialized in "objects of natural materials influenced by world cultures" since 2004. We caught up with Marc before this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan, where he will be unveiling a storage system for Spanish company Punt Mobles, among others.
March 27, 2013
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