• Tour a Brutalist Home in Milan With Ties to Ettore Sottsass | Architectural Digest
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    Tour a Brutalist Home in Milan With Ties to Ettore Sottsass | Architectural Digest

    Buzzing up to architect Luca Cipelletti’s latest residential project in Milan, it’s impossible not to notice two other names on the door: Nathalie Du Pasquier and George Snowden. The designers (who happen to be husband and wife) were founding members of the 1980s radical design movement, the Memphis Group. And when Cipelletti first set foot in the Porta Nuova building’s windowless, L-shaped attic space, which he’d had been hired to make more habitable, the door was labeled with the names of the movement’s founding father, Ettore Sottsass, and cofounder Marco Zanini. “They were the first radicals,” Cipelletti says of the group, known for their irreverent use of zany shapes and…

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  • At Milan Design Week, post-pandemic home design trends reflect a need for more fluidity and nature
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    At Milan Design Week, post-pandemic home design trends reflect a need for more fluidity and nature

    Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN After a year off due to the pandemic and a scaled-down iteration in September 2021, Milan’s Salone del Mobile — the international design fair that’s been held annually since 1961 — was back in full force last week. Beyond the trade show itself, which was packed with household names in the world of interiors, the Fuorisalone saw young creatives and smaller brands take over galleries, abandoned spaces and art hubs across the city with shows and installations, proposing new ideas for what our homes of tomorrow might look like. From sustainability to boundary-pushing designs and an emphasis on craft, here are some of the highlights…

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