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Materials and innovations

Copper, a material that looks towards the future

Ductile, recyclable, elegant as well as antibacterial: copper has endless physical, chemical and mechanical properties and as a result, it’s found in a diverse range of fields...

Materials and innovations

Re-Wood by Emu, wooden fabric restyles the outdoors

A shell in bamboo-fibre, moulded in metal: Emu’s latest collection presented at the Salone del Mobile 2019 revolves around an innovative wooden fabric...

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Componibili Bio, the sustainable version of Kartell’s bestseller

Fifty years after it was originally designed, Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s iconic Componibili storage cabinet is the first product that Kartell has ever-made with a groundbreaking bioplastic that’s 100% natural.

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Reeded by Vismaravetro, glass design

Distinctively modern, this new type of frosted glass is additionally secure and versatile. The latest addition to Vismaravetro’s extensive collection...

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Acquafit by Fantini, the multisensory shower head

With this extremely practical, multifunctional shower head, you are able to transform an ordinary shower into a paradise of personal wellbeing, complete with water features and a backdrop of lights.

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Altrock, an eco-innovative version of the Terrazzo tiles

The main aim was to transform traditional Terrazzo tiles into a new, stainable material. With that in mind, the London designer Robin Grasby decided to transform the waste from marble production into Altrock...

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Circle, Guzzini’s sustainable cycle

The inspiration came to the designers Pio and Tito Toso: to upcycle the plastic crates from the Tidy&Store range (that Guzzini manufactures in several colours and sizes), to create a glamorous object that’s entirely sustainable too...

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Kaffeform, the coffee cups made from coffee grounds

The idea came to a start-up from Berlin: recycle coffee to… serve coffee. The coffee grounds in fact are transformed into extraordinary as well as practical coffee cups..

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The eco-friendly design icons are now in bioplastic

When a company starts its life with an eye towards the future, innovation invariably becomes part of its genetic makeup. This was true for Kartell, one of the most iconic brands on the contemporary Italian design scene that from 1949 has challenged and revolutionised the world of design. And it continues to do so.