Salone del Mobile 2010 has been and gone. Which of the new designs will endure, and which will swiftly be forgotten? The Stylepark ABC of the most persuasive new products predicts what may that future may be.
ArchitectureYou can kill a person with an apartment, just as if it were an axe, claims German graphic designer Heinrich Zille. So how will the inhabitants of a house in Portugal fare who live in an edifice without windows, almost as if in a cave?
News & StoriesIn the past lots of things were much easier. Perhaps being Art Director as well. In an interview with Stylepark Rodolfo Dordoni, chief designer at Minotti, spoke about what it means to be in charge of the artistic side of a major company.
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by Vera SiegmundIn Italy, the institution of the family traditionally has a high standing, and keeping it together requires a constant, active entrepreneurial spirit. As such it is no wonder that precisely in Italy there is an above average number of family-run companies - and extremely successful ones at that.
In the case of Molteni & C, with a payroll of 250 the family business has long since reached corporate size, and is one of the most important manufacturers in the furniture industry. Its history is typical of such firms.
In Vilnius a collector of antique books built his family home round the historical walls of a cannon foundry.