Week of June 27, 2022

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a chair cast from a dried palm leaf, a series of lamps that affirm our suspicions that '60s Pop might be trending, and two can't-miss art exhibitions, including Erin Shirreff's digital take on mid-century abstraction (above).
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Europe’s Newest Design Fair Is In a Small City With a Big Focus on Locality and Sustainability

We were meant to attend and cover the second edition of Southern Sweden Design Days in Malmö last month, but since COVID had other plans for us, we had to catch up with the fair's program from afar instead, which included projects by studios like Malmö Upcycling Service, Lab La Bla, and Andréason & Leibel. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, many of them featured a focus on local manufacturing, local crafts, and/or locally sourced recycled materials, which not every design fair can claim.
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The Best of the 2022 Salone del Mobile — Part VI

Remember when we said that it was impossible to actually see all of the good things that launched during this month's Milan Furniture Fair? Well, apparently it's equally impossible to actually capture all of those launches in digital form, because the hits just keep coming into our inbox. So today, we're devoting an extra post to some of our favorites from a week that already seems like a lifetime ago. (Please, take us back to risotto and martinis!)
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Olivia Bossy Doesn’t Care If You Love Her New Collection (Though Obviously We Do!)

If everyone likes Olivia Bossy’s work, then she doesn’t see the point. “There’s a dullness to something globally pleasing,” she says. “There’s always a reason and a story for me, but people can love it, hate it, or feel nothing for their own reasons.” Speaking for ourselves, though, we find the curve of sheet metal manipulated into a spiral, the rich black wood, and the coarse, illuminated fabric of the Sydney-based designer’s first furniture collection to be deeply appealing. Called Objects 2022, it's an unconventional collection born from an unusual gathering of inspirations.
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A Mint Green, Foam-Encrusted Desk Suite is the Highlight of This French Painter’s New Exhibition

In the materials list for one of the new works by Paris-born artist Côme Clérino — on view now at Galerie Chloe Salgado — you might find MDF, plaster, acrylic resin, fiberglass, paraffin, fabric, thermoplastic glue, tile seal, ceramic, watercolor, felt pen, and colored pencil. But paint? Hardly, despite the fact that Clérino considers himself foremost a painter.
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Three New Hotels by Star Designers — on Three Opposite Sides of the Globe

We're only halfway through 2022, and it's already a really good year for hotel interiors. The past few months saw the opening of quite a few properties by major designers we know and love, and today we're sharing three of our favorites, which happen to be on three opposite sides of the globe: the latest Ace Hotel, in Sydney; Habita Group's Terrestre hotel in Puerto Escondido; and 25hours Indre By, an oasis smack in the center of Copenhagen.
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Week of June 20, 2022

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: a must-have print collab between Studiopepe and The Paper Collective, a tulip-shaped table that’s got us nostalgic for our childhoods (wait, are tulips trending??), and a few greatest hits from the this month's 3 Days of Design in Copenhagen.
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Bofred’s Breezy Villa Collection is a Perfect Entree to Summer

Launched on the cusp of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is the new Villa Collection by South African furniture studio Bofred, which taps into a global wanderlust after our collective experience of being homebound. “The inspiration behind our Villa Collection is drawn from our unbridled excitement to step back into the world and explore once more,” founders Carla Erasmus and Christa Botha write. “The collection evokes the feeling of a summer's day in a faraway villa.”
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The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile – Part V

Today's post — our last from this year's Milan furniture fair — takes a tour of two of our favorite reliable destinations for up-and-coming talent: Alcova, the destination founded in 2018 by Studio Vedèt founder Valentina Ciuffi and Space Caviar's Joseph Grima, and Salone Satellite, always our first stop at the fairgrounds.
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The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile — Part IV

Our fourth — and biggest — Salone del Mobile round-up of 2022 finishes up our overview of in-town presentations, with a few Rho Fiera stragglers and a whole lot of the neighborhood-based fair 5Vie, which launched in 2013 and is still going strong.
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The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile — Part III

Our third Salone del Mobile round-up of 2022 picks up where yesterday's grab-bag of in-town shows left off: We're staying inside (well, and just outside) Milan's inner ring, sweeping up another round of the brand presentations, bar and restaurant pop-ins, installations, and collaborations that didn't live at the fairgrounds or at Alcova.
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The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile — Part II

For our second Salone del Mobile round-up of 2022, we're taking you on a trip around town. For anyone who has never been to the Milan furniture fair, it's a bit impossible to grasp just how many things there are to see, and reader, we won't be showing you all of it. But please enjoy a sampling of our favorites.
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