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Tokyo 2020 and Kawanishi’s sustainable medals

29/07/2019Category : Design

A Japanese designer, Junichi Kawanishi, has designed the 5,000 medals that will be awarded to the Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This choice is in line with the environmental sustainability policy adopted by the organizers of the most important sports event. The Olympic torch, produced by designer Tokujin Yoshioka, has also been created using 30% waste aluminium recovered from the temporary shelters built after the devastating earthquake in 2011. ..

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Fuorisalone 2019 Brera, Isola, Tortona: i temi

02/04/2019Category : Design

Fuorisalone 2019, the world's most followed international design event, is once again ready to set future trends. This article illustrates the Fuorisalone 2019 events at Brera, Isola and Tortona, the three Milan districts that are most visited during Design Week. Fuorisalone 2019 Brera The theme for the Brera Design District at Fuorisalone 2019 (the 10th edition of the event) is Design Your Life. The choice is linked to a quote from the book Designing Your Life by Bill Burn..

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World Design Ranking: the 2018 official ranking revealed

11/01/2019Category : Design

At the beginning of each year, the World Design Ranking (WDR - international organization that deals with design) reveals the countries with the largest number of designers who have won the famous A 'Design Award and Competition, one of the most prestigious and influential awards design that rewards the best designers and studios in the world, as well as design ideas related to products and services. The World Design Ranking aims not only to highlight and draw attention to..

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Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan: a masterpiece near the famous Duomo

The new Apple store in Milan has been designed by Stefan Behiling, architect of the Foster + Partners studio, who had already designed other Apple Stores in San Francisco, London, Macao and Dubai in the past few years. It is the first Apple flagship store in Italy and the 170th Italian store of the American multinational; the team who worked on the project needed several years to find the suitable space, 4 years of planning and 1 year for the realization. Here are the phot..

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Salone del Mobile 2018: a record, almost half a million visitors!

On the eve of 17 April, record numbers were expected for the Salone del Mobile 2018, but not even those directly involved foresaw such a resounding success. With summery weather, a more international Milan than ever and the presence of designers, starchitects and internationally famous celebrities, the Salone del Mobile 2018 recorded an increase of over 26% from the previous edition, a result that the organisers described as “unrepeatable”. Indeed, for those such as To..

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Artificial Intelligence and design: A.I. Design

We live in the era of 4.0, smart cities, process automation and everything else that might be defined as technology-driven, an era characterised by two clearly defined extremes. On the one hand, everything can be traced back to the 'human' and its innumerable aspects (nature being the first and foremost); on the other, we have technology, which continues to extend its boundaries, creating artificial intelligences (AI) that can learn about and understand human behaviour, playi..

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Why is Africa influencing trends of the future?

Contemporary society is characterized by continuous, significant years-long changes that generate new habits and customs which, in turn, influence the flow of trends in every field of application. This article discusses how African culture will influence future trends, taking into account the powerful way the continent is emerging and the fact that it is likely to carry on doing so over the coming years. At this time of year, in fact, during our team's trendwatching activiti..

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6 events about design and art in February

            Cervisama is the hall where ideas, materials and surfaces from all over the world come together in the beautiful Spanish city of Valencia. The main aim is to discover the latest trends in interior design and surface design in a wider way. Tosilab will take part in the Cevisama 2018 – an international event – with an exhibition space ready to welcome all professionals who are curious about the world of design thr..

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Pantone Color of the year 2018 is Ultra Violet!

The Pantone color of the year 2018 is Ultra Violet, a color that certainly represents a fascinating and above all unexpected novelty.   [caption id="attachment_2570" align="alignnone" width="267"] Pantone Ultra Violet 18-3838[/caption] The American company has in fact described the choice as "strongly provocative, original, ingenuous and visionary, which will point us to the future". Leatrice Eieseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said about..

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Feng Shui in the interior design: characteristics and materials

There are many styles when we talk about interior design, some are evergreen, others follow trends often traced by designers. In this article we will focus on Feng Shui style in interior design, an oriental practice with a mystical character that is widespread not only in the East but also all over the world. What does Feng Shui mean? The meaning of Feng Shui is very deep: literally Feng Shui means "wind and water," two extremely contradictory natural elements, but whose ba..

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