Tag Archives: Italian design

what is a modern murano glass chandelier?

Villaverde-Murano-Glass-green-Chandeliers

You would think that using modern Murano glass chandeliers in a decorating scheme these days is an oxymoron.  The more common notion is that they are old-fashioned, over the top light pendants in pastel colors that are far removed from … Continue reading

a unique sidetable from the salone del mobile in milan

  One of the my favorite pieces of furniture for home interiors exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this year, was the BipBip side table exhibited by Promemoria and designed by members of the artistic Sozzi family. … Continue reading

panzeri and modern LED lighting strips

  A well-needed update to the one-time useful, but hideous fluorescent strip lighting fixture has just hit the market; and it’s a beauty!  Designed earlier this year by Carmen Ferrara for the cutting-edge Italian lighting firm Panzeri, the LED ceiling … Continue reading

shimmering contemporary italian pendant lights

Hidden in the southern neighborhoods of Milan is a gem of a lighting showroom that every designer should know.  For here live the sparkling creations of Lolli e Memmoli.  Designers of luxuriously organic modern chandeliers, their creations dazzle upon entry … Continue reading

sculptural steel artwork adds a wow factor to your home

This past spring I was lucky enough to have an all access visit to Frieze, the contemporary art show in New York.  Now even months after the show, one artist that has stayed with me is Loris Cecchini (b.1969), a … Continue reading

wood nesting trays from the former editor of domus and abitare

Cheerful, happy and beautifully made, the foglia nesting trays designed by Marta Laudani + Marco Romanelli with Filippo Francescangeli for Valsecchi1918 were exactly what I was looking for when I was asked by an important interior designer colleague to help … Continue reading

High style in a chic new design hotel in Heidelberg

Hotel Heidelberg Suites is certainly one of the most stylish design hotels in Germany.  In general I find, “design hotels” to be utterly boring.   Yes, they may be clean and modern but many are just pretentiously chic for those who … Continue reading