Has the recovery stalled? The Salone del Mobile comes just as companies must respond to a new shift. The recovery had arrived, it is the pre-consecutive numbers processed by the FederlegnoArredo Study Center that say it. In particular, the furniture and lighting system performed particularly well, with 2021 closing with +11% compared to 2019 and […]

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Thousands of illuminated colors flashing at lightning speed Immersive installations in which visitors must surrender to the sensation of being in a boundless space made only of lights, images and sounds that repeat endlessly, while everything else is put on hold. This is what you experience in the Infinity Mirrored Rooms of the Japanese artist […]

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A lamp and the room comes to life

How the expressiveness of light sources helps interior designers. Two architects and designers talk about it in the Instagram live ‘Icone Talks.” Light. “It fascinates me, in architecture it is the main element, the greatest masters were able to manage volumes and light in an incredible way.” These are the words with which designer Antonio […]

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Design is a matter of empathy

At Icone Talks we talk about the importance of emotionally involving the user of a product with a message with which to identify. Two designers face each other: Antonio Facco, a young and already successful professional, and his mentor, Giulio Cappellini, internationally renowned personality in the field of design and art director of Icone. The […]

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You can write poetry with light too

Composing verses to share with cities, to make people think and give hope. Illuminate to bring hope in one of the darkest periods ever crossed by mankind. Light can also be used to write, as demonstrated by the famous artist Robert Montgomery, who uses this type of language to create real light poems. “Like little […]

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Lights integrated into the architecture, until they disappear

Three lamps that discreetly illuminate the room while leaving space and visibility for the furniture Creating harmony between lighting and architecture, leaving space, litterally disapperaing from view. Some lamps don’t want to be part of the environment, contribute to the atmosphere in an almost imperceptible way, appearing to the eye only for as long as […]

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Light as protagonist in Bruce Munro’s sculptural works

Light installation representing nature and the rebirth of life even among the arid lands of deserts. The “site-specific” operas by Bruce Munro, 63 years old Anglo-Australian artist, are famous all over the world for the sentimental impact they create on visitors, not least because of the contexts in chich they are installed. The idea of […]

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The light of 2022: central, warm and scenic

New year’s lighting trend according to Giulio Cappellini, Icone art director. In 2022, light will once again play a major role in interior design. Both the light intensity, and its colour, and the luminaires are becoming increasingly important. Warm and soft light give a sense of great intimacy to both private and public spaces in […]

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There can be design in everything

A dynamic discipline, constantly evolving and with new applications. One of the common phrases about design is that “everything has already been done”. Giulio Cappellini, Icone’s art director, and Alessandro Biamonti, architect, university professor and writer (Essere Designer, ARCHIFLOP. Storie di progetti finiti male), they are not of the same opinion and they spoke about […]

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Vera - Borgo la vetreria

The loft in the old glassworks

The space obtained in the large vertical volume of a modern apartment. HOU56 is a project that was born in the old glassworks of Porta Romana, in Milan, of which you can still recognize the characteristic shed roofs. The apartment, located in what is now called “Borgo La Vetreria”, is very bright and has high […]

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