I wanted write about the fashion collection of Portuguese designer Daniela Pais since weeks, but somehow it did not happen. Then today, I saw again her beautiful pieces, so fresh and appropriate for the coming summer, I could not wait any longer I had to have them!
Daniela uses super soft and organic cottons, she just applys few cuts to the fabric and a fantastic versatile new dress/scarf/skirt/shirt/whatever you like to wear is born.
Now you can have them too here.
lace plates by designers Ching Ting Hsu and Tsun Jew Lee
Another exhibition I am very sorry to have no seen in Milan, was the one of the Taiwan Craft Research Institute. A collection of their last products, a mix od taiwanese craftmanship and design, carefully curated by Dutch Designer Gijs Bakker, was presented last april, under the new brand name of Yii.
I am extremely intrigued by this Coocon chair by designer Rock Wang.
Wang weaves bamboo strips together by hand to form the organic underlying structure for his “Cocoon Plan” furniture. This intricate process takes about five days to complete. Then he hangs the chair in the air by running a line through the circular openings. These openings also serve as handles for moving the rather large chair around. Wang then allows silk worms to spin a natural cocoon around the form for five days, creating a stunning chair covered in silk. Beutiful!
I did use these grey days - yes it is again grey in here! - for browsing the net in search of the most interesting concepts of the last Milan Fuori Salone.
I was really glad to see how the italian designers duo Formafantasma is growing and showing really NICE work. Their products were presented at the Rossana Orlandi Space. Here you can watch the exhibition video and the designers interview. The designers explain the Autarchy title as follows : "AUTARCHY OUTLINES A HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO WHERE A COMMUNITY IS EMBRACING A SERENE AND SELF INFLICTED EMBARGO WHERE NATURE IS PERSONALLY CULTIVATED, HARVESTED AND PROCESSED, TO FEED AND MAKE TOOLS TO SERVE HUMAN NECESSITIES. “AUTARKY” PAYS HOMAGE TO THE UNCOMPLICATED, THE SIMPLE AND THE EVERYDAY." I love the attention for the detail of these objects and the simplicity of the installation.
yes I am back! how are you? did you visit Milan Design Week? did you spot the newest of the newest?
Well I was a bit scared to not be part of the Milan circus for the first time in years, however my socio-cultural trip through Cuba did open my eyes. Yes, I can survive withouth design furniture, believe me!
It was great to be in a new cultural enviroment, meeting creative people who are not afraid to express their emotions. I did learn a lot and I am now full of energy, inspiration and idea's.
One of the first change is the content of this space, I will share with you also fashion and photography stuff, two of my other interests.
I am Anna,
thanks for visiting my blog.
I am italian, I live abroad and work in the design world.
I am daily inspired by creative people and here is where I like to share my findings - with a special eye for young italian designers!!