Italian designer and founder of the Memphis movement, Ettore Sottsass is widely known for his expressive furniture and futuristic, sometimes goofy visions of everyday objects. On paper, Sottsass’s aesthetic is equally vanguard, as seen
in his 1971 gouache-and-ink drawing Preliminary Project for Microenvironment, Element for Landscape Home. Recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, the sketch is emblematic of a design movement still holding sway over the furniture and interiors of today.
Last week, Dwell editors surveyed the scene at the annual design and interiors trade show, Maison&Objet in Paris. From Normann Copenhagen's brightly hued wall pockets to Sebastian Herkner's iridescent shelving units for Pulpo, we've gathered a few of the best highlights from the exhibition. In case you missed Part One, be sure to check it out here.
Litter bin, trash receptacle, garbage can—there are many ways to say it, and many poor examples of the genre. Here we find a few examples that prove finding the perfect container for your trash isn't, ahem, a waste.
Each year, Design Academy Eindhoven graduates a promising new roster of talent. Elsewhere in The Netherlands, designers of every stripe (working in everything from textiles to 3-D printing) are catching the world's attention.
This week, we traveled to Amsterdam to check in with a few design voices from studios large and small. And while two days isn't nearly enough time to explore all that the Dutch design scene has to offer, we visited a great selection of shops, restaurants, and galleries for the interested traveler.
French designer Philippe Nigro has lived in Milan for over 15 years, and has struck out on his own following a long tenure with Michele de Lucchi. We caught up with Nigro, the 2014 Designer of the Year for Now! design à vivre at Maison&Objet to talk about upholstery, his work for Ligne Roset and Hermès, and the sofa he's putting in his recently acquired Paris apartment. (It's the gray De Padova number featured front and center at his installation at the fair.)