These Sustainable and Sculptural Pieces Made Waves at Alcova in Milan
Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima launched Alcova in 2018 as a showcase of group exhibitions in overlooked locations of historical significance around Milan (think former military barracks, abandoned villas, and old factories). This year hosted two U.S. makers: Refractory, a new studio out of Chicago, proffers furniture evocative of tectonic forces and erosion, including the Heretofore suspension light; Otherside Objects, from Los Angeles, brought Wavy, a bench in deadstock canvas and salvaged Douglas Fir resembling a futon draped over wooden orbs. Duyi Han’s “Ordinance of the Subconscious Treatment” broaches mental health in a room installation modelled after a typical Chinese apartment, its silk upholstery embroidered with the chemical symbols for dopamine and serotonin. Among other highlights: sculptural stoneware lamps (Arche #3 and #4) from Italian ceramicist Elisa Uberti, Formstelle’s Zenso High lounger for Zeitraum, and A. Vetra’s A Gentle Gathering home textiles by Giulia Ferraris.
Alcova 2022 Returns Design to the Grounds of an Abandoned Nunnery for Milan Design Week
Alcova returns to Milan Design Week with pieces including furnishings inspired by insects to pendant lighting that is color-changeable.
This Installation by Studiopepe Cofounders References Ancient Civilizations
For Milan Design Week, Studiopepe cofounders collaborated with Galerie Philia to present “Temenos,” a 2,400-square-foot installation.
In a Former Necchi Factory, Baranzate Ateliers is Milan Design Week’s Hottest New Show
Milan Design Week always promises something new and fantastic—and the 21 creators featured in “Baranzate Ateliers” stole the show for 2022.
Clé Tile References Crocheted ‘Granny Squares’ in Latest Collection
The Granny Squares collection from Clé Tile features a bold yet light-hearted palette to make everyone feel at home.
Jacobsroom’s Latest Chaise References the Pools of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey
The limited-edition O chaise from Jacobsroom is a dreamy curved seat with a stacked waterfall-style backrest.
These Task Chairs by Herman Miller and Studio 7.5 Are Anything But Boring
Herman Miller teams up with Studio 7.5 to create Zeph, a task chair clad in a cheery mid-mod aesthetic with ergonomics at the forefront.