Topic: furniture

Marcos Cain shares his five favourite design products and what makes them special

Principal and founder of Stickman Tribe shares his five favourite objects and why they are special to him. The Turntable by Fern and Roby This monumental record player has dynamic balancing and high-fidelity playback with aesthetics that speak volumes. The 32kg cast iron … More

Lebanese designer Carla Baz showcases 15 different types of marble for new furniture collection during Beirut Design Week

During this year’s Beirut Design Week, French-Lebanese designer Carla Baz unveiled a furniture collection featuring lighting and furniture items using marble and resin. The collection, entitled Stratagems, was debuted at Beirut-based Joy Mardini Gallery, and includes 13 different pieces including lights, tables, and … More

Apparatus’ ACT III collection references Iran’s cultural history and political reality

New York-based Apparatus’ latest collection, ACT III, is creative director Gabriel Hendifar’s attempt to draw a tangible connection to the distant memories of his Iranian heritage, while outlining the country’s current political obstacles. Launched during the 2018 Salone del Mobile, it is the … More

Maja Kozel shares her five favourite design products and what makes them special

Founder of Maja Kozel Design, designer Maja Kozel shares her five favourite products and what makes them special.  SPACE FRAMES by Studio Mieke Meijer Studio Miekemeijer has always pushed boundaries when it comes to working with different materials. Space Frames caught my eyes … More

Naqsh Collective to exhibit stone tables inspired by Palestinian embroidery during Venice Design 2018

Amman-based design duo Naqsh Collective will debut its work in Venice as part of the 2018 edition of Venice Design, showcasing two stone tables that pay homage to traditional Palestinian embroidery. Run by sister team Nisreen and Nermeen Abudail, the designers have referenced … More

Salone del Mobile 2018: New collection by Pedrali is displayed as if “preparing to go on stage”

Italian brand Pedrali’s latest collections were showcased during Salone del Mobile 2018 in a theatrical setting, where furniture pieces were treated as actors prior to stepping onto the stage. Designed by Milanese architecture studio Calvi Brambilla, the stand acts as both a museum … More

Manama-based Bahraini Danish showcases marble furniture for “anti-brief” exhibition during Milan Design Week

Manama-based design collective Bahraini Danish were one of the international designers selected to showcase their work as part of the Unsighted exhibition that took place during Milan Design Week. Exhibited inside a 19th century palazzo in the heart of the city’s historical capital, … More

Milan Design Week and Salone is becoming less about the products and more about experience says Benjamin Hubert

English designer Benjamin Hubert, who heads design agency Layer in East London, said Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile is becoming less about the products and more about the experience. Hubert told designMENA that the world’s biggest design event that takes place … More

Salone del Mobile 2018: Benjamin Hubert launches athleisure furniture collection for Moroso

London-based designer Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency Layer has launched a furniture family comprising a modular seat and table inspired by the concept of athleisure for Italian brand Moroso at the 2018 Salone del Mobile. The Tape collection uses polyurethane tape to bond smaller … More

Patricia Urquiola talks to designMENA about her experimental approach to design

Patricia Urquiola had stepped off the plane from Vietnam just a few hours earlier, before having to make an appearance at the newly opened Poltrona Frau Group ME’s showroom in Dubai, which showcases Italian brands Cassina, Cappellini, and Poltrona Frau. “I haven’t slept … More

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