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Furniture Fair 2016: ten design pieces not to be missed

 

As happens every year, Milan welcomes the famous Furniture Fair until April 17th, our design specialist Yves Mirande has selected for us ten not to be missed pieces from this major event.

  • Loricato (2015) and Khepri (2015) by Elena Salmistraro, from Bosa. 1/10
  • Hope Bird (2016) by Jaime Hayon, from Bosa. 2/10
  • Bureau (2016) by Jerszy Seymour, from Magis. 3/10
  • Aquario Cabinets (2016) by Fernando and Humberto Campana, from BD Barcelona. 4/10
  • Table Ishi (2016) by Nendo, from De Padova. 5/10
  • Pli Side Table (2016) by Victoria Wilmotte, from ClassiCon. 6/10
  • Guadeloupe (2016) by Bethan Laura Wood, from Bitossi Ceramiche. 7/10
  • All Plastic Chair (2016) by Jasper Morrison, from Vitra. 8/10
  • Collection Fungi (2016), from Alcarol, Salone Satelite. 9/10
  • Ico (2016) by Ora-ïto , from Cassina. 10/10
6 pieces of design by B&B Italia not to be missed
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6 pieces of design by B&B Italia not to be missed

Design Founded in 1966, B&B Italia creates pieces for the interior while developing its research in materials destined for exterior design, these are Numéro favourites… Founded in 1966, B&B Italia creates pieces for the interior while developing its research in materials destined for exterior design, these are Numéro favourites…

Rick Owens: “We all struggle with who we are. We have shame, we have pride, we have self delusion.”
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Rick Owens: “We all struggle with who we are. We have shame, we have pride, we have self delusion.”

Art Since founding his brand in 1994, the fearless and eminently non-conformist designer Rick Owens has been mixing sophisticated aestheticism and punk rage, minimalism and flamboyance, in all the creative fields from fashion to furniture. His cult of chaos is now taking over the Triennale in Milan, which is paying him homage with the very first major retrospective of his career. Numéro asked him about this rite of passage.  Since founding his brand in 1994, the fearless and eminently non-conformist designer Rick Owens has been mixing sophisticated aestheticism and punk rage, minimalism and flamboyance, in all the creative fields from fashion to furniture. His cult of chaos is now taking over the Triennale in Milan, which is paying him homage with the very first major retrospective of his career. Numéro asked him about this rite of passage. 

The search for the absolute
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The search for the absolute

Design Since the late 1960s, many is the designer who has attempted to arrive at pure form, to pare things down to the essential, to reduce the idea to its most simple expression. Numéro takes a look at some of the most remarkable results. Since the late 1960s, many is the designer who has attempted to arrive at pure form, to pare things down to the essential, to reduce the idea to its most simple expression. Numéro takes a look at some of the most remarkable results.

Portfolio: Mathieu Lehanneur’s marble oceans
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Portfolio: Mathieu Lehanneur’s marble oceans

Design French designer Mathieu Lehanneur is showing his first exhibition in the USA at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York. A surreal vision of the ocean’s dynamics, Ocean Memories is unquestionably a worthy successor to his Liquid Marble series. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur is showing his first exhibition in the USA at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York. A surreal vision of the ocean’s dynamics, Ocean Memories is unquestionably a worthy successor to his Liquid Marble series.

 Ron Arad, an unusual designer
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Ron Arad, an unusual designer

Design Ron Arad is without a doubt one of the most important figures in design art, a practice that blurs the boundaries between functionality of design and the pure aesthetics of sculpture that has so seduced the art market. But the designer knows how to create series of objects too, with equal success. An encounter with a designer as atypical as he is exuberant… Ron Arad is without a doubt one of the most important figures in design art, a practice that blurs the boundaries between functionality of design and the pure aesthetics of sculpture that has so seduced the art market. But the designer knows how to create series of objects too, with equal success. An encounter with a designer as atypical as he is exuberant…