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DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Dennis Cheung

As the founder of Hong Kong’s Studio RYTE, Dennis Cheung approaches a variety of design projects...

DESIGN
Tatami Mats Secretly Stole the Show at Salone

The Japanese design collective Honoka showed how discarded tatami mats can be recycled into sleek...

ARCHITECTURE
Shigeru Ban to the Design Industry: Do Better

At this past week’s Salone del Mobile, the Pritzker Prize–winning architect walked a rapt crowd

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Caroline Chao

Caroline Chao believes in the ability of carefully designed objects to foster self-reflection...

DESIGN
Our Favorite Product Debuts From Milan Design Week

From India Mahdavi’s mouse-eared Thonet chair to Faye Toogood’s elegant reinterpretations of...

Project Spotlight
RIOS Brings a Futuristic Take on a Desert Super Bloom to Milan 

The installation sought to explore the joy and wonder of witnessing swaths of wildflowers appear...

DESIGN
Here’s What Wowed at Supersalone

Our editor rounds up 15 standout products from this year’s fair, which headlined Milan Design...

EVENTS
Salone del Mobile Debuts an All-In-One Digital Platform

The Milan furniture fair launches an all-encompassing digital experience that offers brand...

DESIGN
Jackie O’s Sunglasses Inspire Sinuous Statement Pieces for B&B Italia

With graceful curves that nod to ‘60s-era glamour, Monica Armani’s new collection for the...

Obituary
The Man Behind the Past 40 Years of Salone del Mobile Dies at 83

Manlio Armellini made Salone del Mobile a world renowned trade show, and, in doing so, championed...

RETAIL
Fashion Label or Arts Patron? With COS, It Can Be Hard to Tell

In its first dozen years, the brand has become just as well known for supporting art and design as...

Design
Valcucine Cooks Up a Motion-Capture Kitchen Counter

The Italian kitchen manufacturer introduces its Logica Celata Bar.

DESIGN
The Female Designers Who Trounced Milan

Seven unstoppable women debut show-stealing collections at Milan Design Week.

DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day: Gabriel Scott

Since founding their Montreal lighting and furniture studio in 2012, the brothers-in-law have...

DESIGN
We’re Already Geeking Out Over These Milan Design Week Debuts

From an Ini Archibong sofa that evokes natural stone formations to Kvadrat's curtains inspired by...

DESIGN
Incarnated as a Food Item, Yves Béhar Would Be “The Future Hamburger”

The final video in our Diner Dialogues series, which zeroes in on diners and American design, we...

THE LIST
The Italian Fashion Brand Creating the Best-Dressed Living Spaces

By forging partnerships with blue-chip design brands, Diesel creates objects that brings its...

Design
How Juventus Put On This Year’s Best Milan Design Week Exhibition

PlusDesign Gallery organized a deep dive into joints, from prototypes to mass-produced products,...

Design
Jasper Morrison Believes Technology Is Turning Us Into “Little Limp Puddles”

The British designer talks reused plastic, the Internet of Things, knockoffs, and more at this...

Design
Konstantin Grcic Designs His First Sunshade

Spanish brand Kettal enters the realm of “micro-architecture” with the help of the German...

Technology
Google Suggests the Future of Hardware and Technology Is “Softwear”

An intimate presentation at Milan Design Week seeks to promote the idea of home technology as...

Design
Jonathan Olivares Conceptualizes Color In a New Textile Collection for Kvadrat

The designer’s brilliant Twill Weave line launches next week during Salone del Mobile.

Design
Our Editor-in-Chief’s Guide to Actually Enjoying Milan Design Week

This year’s top places to stay, eat, drink, and shop—along with the galleries to visit and...

Retail
What to Expect When a Powerhouse Design Trio Bonds

Scholten & Baijings, Maharam, and Herman Miller debut the Colour Form sofa group.

Exhibition
Konstantin Grcic’s “Magliana Project”

Konstantin Grcic’s latest installation, inside Pier Luigi Nervi’s former headquarters, arrives...

Design
Salone 2017: Overheard in Milan

Snippets of talks and conversations during last week’s festivities that stuck with us.

Design
The Looks of Salone 2017: Stylish, by Design

A few memorable looks that Surface captured throughout Milan Design Week.

Recap
Best of Salone 2017: Part Two

The people, places, and things that made an impression at Milan Design Week.

Travel
The Surface Guide to Salone del Mobile

The fairs, installations, and local spots not to miss this year in Milan.

Design
The Design World’s Most Influential Person (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of)

Rossana Orlandi’s Milan space is a bastion of groundbreaking contemporary design.

Design
Michele De Lucchi

The storied designer and educator reflects on his decades-long career.

Fashion
COS is Making Maximum Impact With A Minimal Aesthetic

Surface partnered with the gallerist and the London-based radio station to celebrate the start of...

Travel
Room Mate Giulia is a Hotel Worthy of Milan’s Fashionable Travelers

A longtime resident of the city, Patricia Urquiola looked to a midcentury Italian aesthetic for the

2016 Edition
Power 100

Our third annual list of influential figures in art, architecture, fashion, real estate, design,...

Design
Don’t Call Kram/Weisshaar Futuristic

The duo may be ahead of most of us, but for them, technologically-advanced design is all in a day's

Travel
The SurfaceHotels.com Guide to Salone Del Mobile

Where to eat, sleep, and hangout during Salone del Mobile 2016.

Design
Jasper Morrison on Tokyo

A recipient of the second annual Isamu Noguchi Award, the English product and furniture designer...

art
An Outsider’s Inside Guide to Copenhagen

Artist Tal R finds the advantageous and adventurous side of being an outsider in Denmark’s...

design
Gam Fratesi on Boredom and Creativity, and the Emotion Behind Their Products

Copenhagen-based life-and-work partners Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi discuss how their respective...