Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Tour of Milan's 50th-Anniversary Design Week

Design Hunting


  • The Real Jungle Meets the Concrete One
    Chelsea’s Magnan Metz Gallery opens “Resurfaced” this week, exhibiting furniture, art, and sculptures by Colombian artists working with traditional materials.
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  • Not Your Ordinary Giant Block of Foam
    After three weeks of chiseling, the architect-artists of the design collective Snarkitecture are nearly done carving out Dig, their human-size ant farm on the corner of Kenmare and Centre Streets. More  ›
  • Antiquing the Armory
    Starting next Thursday, 65 galleries will be showcasing works from eras ranging from sixth century B.C. Egypt to mid-century American at the Art and Antique Dealers League of America’s Spring Show NYC, debuting at the Park Avenue Armory. More  ›
Design Hunting

first look

I’ve Seen the Future, and It Has Amazing Chairs

Design hunting is never more fun—or hectic!—than when I’m running around Milan’s Design Week, which this year included some of the most impressive seating I’ve ever seen. Slideshow  ›

Fashion designer Marni created a garden outside her store.

Tord Boontje’s stitching details added a twist on tradition.

At a fair this huge and exhausting, you need a place to just rest.

The Best Bet

MShelving Storage Unit

Choose your own color-blocking scheme from eighteen finishes.
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space of the week

Sure Beats Candlelight

What really blew me away about the Venini exhibition at Milian’s Museo Bagatti Valsecchi wasn’t the lighting itself or the palazzo’s architectural splendor—it was the juxtaposition of the two.
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Though fine to sip from anytime, Sterling Place’s juice glasses with French-rustic decals just feel right for spring. A set of four, normally $32, goes for $28 when you mention this newsletter (363 Atlantic Ave., nr. Hoyt St., Boerum Hill; 718-797-5667).


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