April 27, 2010


There was plenty to see at this year's Salone del Mobile.  Throughout the next few weeks, we'll share with you our favorites.

One of the highlight's was Boffi's transformation of a Milan apartment.  Boffi teamed up with Living Divani to showcase their products in a more realistic setting.  Take a look at the video below:

L'Appartamento from DZINE

We also found some great shots of the interior.  As always, you can click any image to see a larger version. 

The entrance at Via Solferino 11 in Milan.

The new sofa by Piero Lissoni by Living Divani "Chemise" with the "Bolle" tables by Nathan Yong for Living Divani and the "Ile Club" bench by Lissoni. In the back the "boiserie/library" by Boffi.

The "Softwall" bed by Lissoni for Living Divani.

The "Curve" armchairs by Lissoni for Living Divani.

The "4mm" table by Studiocharlie and the "Danae" light pendant by  Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman for Boffi and the "Maja D" chairs by Lissoni  for Living Divani.

The "K14" with the new wooden top by Norbert Wangen for Boffi, in the back the "Duemilaotto" tall units by Lissoni for Boffi.

The "Duemilaotto" closets by Lissoni for Boffi.

The new bathroom system by Piero Lissoni for Boffi.

All images via

April 23, 2010

Beam House in Japan

We recently stumbled upon these beautiful photos of an 'Ile' sectional from Living Divani.  It's always fun and exciting to see the pieces we carry featured around the world in different properties.  In this case, it's a recently completed residence in Japan, called the Beam House.  Designed by Bunzo Ogawa of Future Studio, the home was completed in 2009. 

As always, you can click any image to see a larger version. 

Photos: Toshiyuki Yano

Click here for more photos of the home.

April 22, 2010

Established and Sons 2010 Milan overview

From Design Guide:
YDN Designguide presents the 2010 collection of Established & Sons, first shown in Milan. We speak to Martino Gamper and Scholten en Baijings about their new work.

text from Established & Sons:

“In Milan 2009 Established & Sons created an enclosed and concealed environment to display the collections, visitors were forced to enter into a ‘shanty’ or ‘township’ installation to discover the products. In 2010, Established & Sons latest and highly impactful concept will be quite the opposite.”

2010 also marks the year that Established & Sons launches Estd, a new collection of exceptional objects with practical use. This is an own-label collection by Established & Sons.

Via Design Guide

April 6, 2010

Profile of Piero Lissoni in the latest issue of Dwell

In September of 2009, DZINE hosted an event for Piero Lissoni. Jordan Kushins from Dwell was there to interview him, and their chat has just been published in the March issue of Dwell.

Here's what Piero had to say:

Ideal working environment:

Everywhere. I may prefer to work at a classical table in a classical office with a lot of noise, or a beautiful park, or in a forest, or on the top of a mountain. It’s totally personal; there are no limits.

Lucky break:

Love is the real lucky break. It can happen in a flash.

“Eureka!” moment:

To enjoy a fantastic cappuccino in the morning with a very good croissant. This can help the creative process a lot.


Donald Duck. He is, at the same time, human, stupid, and a genius.

Best seat in the house:

In the kitchen.

A book:

I have a biblioteca. Two of my favorite books are The Odyssey, by Homer, and Six Memos for the Next Millennium, by Italo Calvino.

A film:

There are too many.

Worst-ever idea:

It’s not possible to talk about it.

Highest compliment:

To be human. Humanity is so complex. You have to be nice, angry, and arrogant. A fighter and a lover.


I like baroque music from the 17th century, especially Bach, and the piano player Glenn Gould.


Stupidity is the antihero. I’m against ignorant people and unfortunately this world is full of them.

Best advice:

Every moment of every day is a long intellectual process. Professionally, everything is possible. You have to be lucky, but you also have to be good.

When not designing:

I design a lot.

Dream commission:

To be able to continue in this way for many years.

I wish I had:

More time to spend sailing, skiing, climbing, walking somewhere—–anywhere.

Looking forward to:

Girls. Beauty is a special alphabet. More than just long legs, artifice, and plastic; it’s looking true, a nice light in the eyes, some natural movement.

For more information, click here to visit Dwell.

April 1, 2010

Memory by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso

Here at DZINE, we’re big fans of Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka. We’re constantly watching his work evolve, and we wait with anticipation whenever there’s rumor of new pieces from him being prototyped or put into production.

With that said, we are pleased to share with you what he’ll be debuting with Moroso in the upcoming weeks for Salone de Mobile.

It’s called Memory – chair without a shape

The chair is covered in a dome of fabric made of recycled aluminum, which retains the shape it’s squashed into.

From Yoshioka: “For this work, I developed a special fabric with recycled aluminum, and pondered about creating a chair that transforms and memorizes its shape. This chair might remind us of the beauty in nature with its ever-changing expressions, and also create impression as if there is no presence of design.”

Click here to read more about Tokujin Yoshioka.