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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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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The Best of the 2022 Salone Del Mobile — Part I

After a rocky two years, life is inching closer to normal these days, and one could use the design-world fair schedule as a barometer: After outright cancellation in April of 2020, the annual Salone del Mobile in Milan managed to squeak through a mini-show in September, only to come back with full force last week just in time for its 60th anniversary. More than 2,000 exhibitors showed at the fairgrounds this year — which we're recapping today — and we walked away from all the huge Italian dinners, garden parties, and launch presentations feeling like our sanity had finally been restored.
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New York Design Week, We Missed You — Here Are 25 Favorites From the Festival That Was

Well, after two years of fallow Mays due to COVID delays (and a November iteration of NYCxDesign that barely registered), New York Design Week returned with a vengeance this month. Its de facto kick-off was the incredible MASA exhibition, curated by Su Wu, which opened in a former post office in Rockefeller Center and remains a high-water mark for the month. The festivities finally ended last week with a rager of a party at Matter Projects for a dual exhibition with furniture designer Minjae Kim and his mother, the painter Myoungae Lee, which we'll cover more in-depth on the site this week. Here are our favorite projects from the past few weeks.
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25 Projects We Loved at This Weekend’s 2022 Collectible Design Fair in Brussels

This past weekend marked the fifth edition of the Brussels design fair Collectible, and while our schedules failed to align with an IRL visit, we did our best to round up our favorite participants from afar, everything from old favorites like Maarten de Ceulaer's stained glass lamp series — which got a few new additions this month — to exciting new discoveries like Sarah Becchio and Paolo Borghino of Errante Architetture, who debuted a series of hardware-free MDF coffee tables. Browse our finds after the jump!
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Our Favorite Exhibitions and Artworks From This Year’s Frieze Week in Los Angeles

Having attended the very first edition of the Frieze art fair's LA edition in 2019, back when it took place at Paramount Studios and gave me my first IRL glimpse of an off-duty backlot, returning three years later was a very different experience — not only has the fair itself come into its own, there's now a jam-packed Frieze Week surrounding it that was both exhilarating, and exhausting, to experience. Today we're featuring my picks from Frieze itself, but also from all the exhibitions and openings happening around town.
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Highlights From the First Fair to Showcase Contemporary Greek Design in a Historical Context

Despite a canonical place in the annals of art and architecture history, Greece has been quiet on the contemporary design scene. Earlier this month, though, the inaugural Athens Design Forum offered a confident counter-narrative — one that asserts the country's creative relevancy and seeks to “mark Athens as both an emerging and historically established center of creative production.”
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50 Products We Loved at The 2021 Salone del Mobile

Last week we attended the 2021 Salone del Mobile fair — postponed to September this year because of the pandemic — and we're documenting our favorite finds in two stories, today and tomorrow. Today it's new releases by brands and studios, from a Muller Van Severen carpet to a Teklan kitchen.
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