Monthly archive April, 2008
New book about sustainable design

New book about sustainable design

I’m proud to announce that my knowledge company Designboost has released its first annual book named “Designboost 07”. It’s the first in a series of books that in words, pictures and moving media describes the work of Designboost. Designboost is a knowledge company that helps companies and organisations to learn more about design in general...

Designboost in L’uomo Vogue

I just have to tell you that my knowledge company Designboost is featured in the April issue of Italian supreme magazine L’uomo Vogue. As you can see on the picture below it is a full page with the title “The sustainable creativity knowledge”. In the same issue L’uomo Vogue is listing the hundred most influential...

Milan Design Week part three

Here follows some further images from the Milan Design Week 2008. This time from some of the exhibitions around the Zona Tortona. The biggest impression was that Superstudio Piu was quite boring this year. Superstudio used to put together an interesting mix of companies all the way back from the time when Giulio Cappellini once...
From Virtual Future to Real Life

From Virtual Future to Real Life

At the same time as Milan is opening the doors to the crowded Design Week, Gothenburg is opening the annual International Science Festival. This year the theme is play in all its forms and well-attended game events are taken place all over the city. But in an almost empty conference hall, far away from the...

E&Y party at Milan Furniture Fair

The David Report friend Tomoki Kusakabe visited the E&Y party in Milan the other day during the Milan Furniture Fair and sent me a couple of images which I’m posting below. Among the prominent guests were Jasper Morrison, Harri Koskinen and Ilkka Suppanen. Here’s a quote from Tomoki: The exhibition is very nice space, clean...

Nureyev bookcase

Why should a bookcase be fixed to the wall? Linteloo, the Dutch furniture brand, presents Roderick Vos’ design that makes books move through the room. During the Milan Design Week visitors of the Linteloo stand can experience this new and refreshing interpretation of the classic book carousel. The bookcase is called Nureyev and is 190...

Milan Design Week 2008 – part two

Here’s some further pictures from this years Milan Design Week. Natural simplicity by Vincent van Duysen and John Pawson at the “When Objects Work” exhibition. The Milkbar by Finnish producers Marimekko and Artek. Yours truly at the Egg chair exhibition at Corso Como 10. Which by the way still is one of the worlds best...

Milan Design Week 2008 – part one

The Milan Design Week 2008 was offering kind of sweet-sour experiences. I started to go to Milan already back in 1988 but I think I’m as curious (and critical) as I was twenty years ago. I do understand that it is maybe an utopia to expect the Milan Design Week to be better and better...

Vulgarism at Milan Design Week?

I’m off to the Milan Design Week tomorrow morning. As always it will be nice to come to Milan and meet the spring (I’m from Sweden you know…). What interests me most is to see if the DesignArt, or Vulgarism trend as I prefer to call it, from lasts years Milan Design Week is as...
Swedish prefab house

Swedish prefab house

Plus House is a pre-fab two-storey house by Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune. It has generic proportions of a traditional Swedish barn house. Instead of windows positioned like regular “holes” along the walls, entire sides are glazed. On the entrance floor both long walls are glazed. On the upper floor the gable ends are glazed....