All posts by "Roberta de Monte"

She graduated in 2012 at the University IUAV of Venice, Master in Building Technology, with a thesis on new media façades. Trainee at the studio TAMassociati (Venice) and Laboratorio2729 (Venice), she participated in two study-tours to New York, Holland and Germany.
design, chair, Clara Schweers, saites, space

What is harmony? The definition of a term is always difficult, but in this case just the simple explanation of a dictionary could be enough: a symphony of elements playing in unison.
Falke Svatun, Vases, Tumble, Design, Milan Design Week

Like a drop falling from the sky that doesn’t touch the ground, it remains suspended in an other dimension, in an unreal atmosphere that seems to block the gravitational force. This is the feeling given by the series of vessels designed and created by the Norwegian designer Falke Svatun: these objects have a cut edge […]
Fernando Mastrangelo, Design, New York, Cement, Furniture

The hard and solid cement turns into something light and mild: it seems to be a piece of airy sky. How? Through the hands of the artist Fernando Mastrangelo, who presented his series of elements of Cement Series (part of MMaterial Collection) at New York Design Week, in Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition at Manhattan’s Grace Building. The […]
Design, Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile 2016, Milan, Italy

April is finally arrived! Are we excited for the sun, nice weather and spring? No. Because, even this year, the time of the Salone del Mobile and the Milan Design Week has come. The focus will be, as always, Rho Fiera, the Milan fairgrounds, which will become the international design meeting point for a week, from […]
Thema Optical, Foves, Design, Philosopheyes, Cadore, Belluno, Glasses, Heartmade

  The Italian excellence is famous all over the world in many sectors. In particular the province of Belluno has as its flagship Cadore, kingdom of the eyewear production. Here, between the Dolomites Mountains, for more than forty years, from 1964 to 2007, the Foves factory has been creating high quality eyewear, made with care and passion. Thema Optical, a leading eyewear company […]
Design, Iittala, Issey Miyake, Iittala x Issey Miyake

What happens when Nordic design history meets Japanese refinement? The Stockholm Design Week was the best place to discover the solution: during this event, in fact, Iittala, a manufacturer of glass and furniture from 1881 in the namesake village, which among others, gave birth to the design work of Alvar Aalto, presented the collection Iittala […]
architecture, AB House, built architecture, Barcelona, Spain

Studio: built architecture Architects: Diana Carbonell, Jaime Batlle, Victor Alavedra Team: Ignacio Arizu, Jennifer Álvarez All photos by © Eugeni Pons   An historic building, an apartment suspended in time, the architecture that brings it back to life and drags it into a new dimension. A perfect setting, an extraordinary background to life flowing, to poetry […]

Everyone came accross a specific question at least once in a lifetime: “What will the future be like?”. Quite often the answer comes from the world of design, the only one capable of giving us a glimpse of tomorrow, not just in a romantic way, but analysing dynamics and issues of today and projecting solutions […]
Piano, Contemporary Art, Goldfinch, Based Upon, bespoke, luxury, metal, spiral patterns

‘The Baby’ is the latest masterpiece from the opulent series of limited edition pianos crafted by the renowned British piano brand Goldfinch, based in Cambridge. Having teamed up with a famous London based art studio ‘Based Upon’, this is a spectacular collaboration of sculpturesque art and luxury spinning craftsmanship. Shortly after shipping the much talked […]
Design, Audio, Video, Bang&Olufsen, Love Affair Collection

Bang & Olufsen has been a bulwark, an excellence, in audio and video sector for ages. Since 1925, in fact, the brand, product after product, has etched its name in history, becoming a leading brand in high quality and design. To celebrate their 90th year of age the Danish group, founded in Struer by two young engineers Peter Bang e Svend Olufsen, has created a limited edition collection: the […]