It was green. Curvaceous, shimmering, metallic, pink and playful. Generous amounts of marble and a lot of Sottsass inspiration. But also the opposite: a dash of bleak asceticism. This year’s design week in Milan was more about furniture as a solo player, rather than generic office designs. In the city, we were impressed by the new Ventura Centrale and 5Vie districts - not least the magnificent exhibitions by Luca Nichetto and Färg & Blanche.
Salone del Mobile
Lava stone toys and fish skin bags – necessity has become the mother of art in Iceland. It’s also a haven for creatives from all corners of the world. Salka Hallström Bornold returns to the annual event DesignMarch and sees a city undergoing massive changes.
The pineal eye
Blowing in the wind
They shoot out like exclamation marks in the landscape. Enormous, white and unnatural, but with an uncanny beauty. Gerry Johansson has photographed windmills on a variety of rural locations in Sweden. Nils Forsberg bows before the Swedish master of desolate landscapes.
The construction of comfort
A comfortable collection that seamlessly integrates into residential or commercial environments. Design by Lievore Altherr Molina.
Crack in the glass ceiling
A feminist platform and an experimental workshop – the members of glass collective Boom are united in the search for new work methods and a desire to broaden the arena for glass.
GBG sharing city
Stockholm continues its transformation into a shopping metropolis, but Gothenburg does the opposite. The Swedish town takes the same path as a number of world cities and invests in collaborative economics.
The flat landscape calls for a special kind of architecture. Rasmus Graakjær explains why Danish architects like to merge with nature.
Next to sprawling Seoul, a new city is built: sustainable Songdo. Here, vegetables are grown in the shadow of skyscrapers and mobile masts. Form photographer David Relan went there.