Wooden podiums at Wallpaper Handmade at Brioni:
I took my usual hunt-for-female-talent cap off and put on my trend cap to troll the fiera and all of the design districts in Milan during design week, so that I could report on the surprising and delightful trends for the mydeco readers.
Julien de Smedt at Belgium Is Design:
At first, I was struggling to find anything new and revolutionary that hadn’t evolved from trends already in full swing. Re-purposed materials? yes. Sustainable design? yes. Many-tentacled light fixtures? Yes. Modular furniture? Yes. But what was really new? And then I spotted something fundamental that had changed. Where I used to see squares and blocks, I now saw triangles. Geometric shapes are nothing new but the prevalence of the three-sided seems to have usurped the primacy of the parallelogram.
Here are all the times I could say ‘I spy with my little eye, a triangle’ during my four days in Milan:
Table by Eyal Burstein who won the Designers of the Future Award for his pieces that double as social commentary:
Chair at ‘Promise design – New Design From Israel 2011′:
Chair by Bakery at ‘Promise design – New Design From Israel 2011′:
RCA Student Show at Ventura Lambrate:
Platter at ‘Promise design – New Design From Israel 2011′:
Lighting at ‘Promise design – New Design From Israel 2011′:
Joints to make triangles at Salone Satellite:
At ‘Promise design – New Design From Israel 2011′:
Table by Design POOL:
D.R.Y. (Don’t Repeat Yourself) by Vincent Van Duysen at D.R.Y.:
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All images are accredited to Chauncey Zalkin
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