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Sofa4Manhattan Collection: how a Crowdcrafting Experience can lead to a full Collection

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The project Sofa4Manhattan started in January 2014 with a two-day workshop organized for 10 designers from around the world at the Design-Apart loft-showroom in New York and tasked with designing a Sofa inspired by Manhattan. Right from the beginning of the workshop that was dedicated to the brainstorming and theSofa4Manhattan Collection: how a Crowdcrafting Experience can lead to a full Collection

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The Design-Apart Workshop with Matera manufacturing companies, in the city European Culture Capital 2019.

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After a 2-hour Skype call with some of the most interesting companies in Matera, we are finally able to announce the second part of the Matera Design-Apart Workshop aimed to enhance and internationalize the manufactiring companies in Matera, the City which has just been chosen to be the next European CultureThe Design-Apart Workshop with Matera manufacturing companies, in the city European Culture Capital 2019.

Design-Apart wandering in Sydney

The Paddington Reservoir Gardens area in Sydney: love at first sight.

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Welcome back, Spring! Despite the frequent and a bit pestering showers, we have had time to wander in our very-soon neighborhood, home of incomparable gems… From the notorious and striking park of the Paddington Reservoir Gardens – whose renewal won the prestigious 2009 Australian Award for Urban Design – to the wine bar 10 WilliamThe Paddington Reservoir Gardens area in Sydney: love at first sight.

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Die Welt (Germany): “How the new manufacturing and 3D printing could be strategic in Italian economy re-launch”.

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As you all know, we strongly believe in Italian manufacturing with the  added values of handmade crafting and innovative technologies. We are so fond of it, that we based the whole Design-Apart project on “delivering bespoke Italian design around the world”. But when you see your ideas printed on oneDie Welt (Germany): “How the new manufacturing and 3D printing could be strategic in Italian economy re-launch”.

Venice Biennale German Pavillion: interiors by ermes ponti

Ermes Ponti and the German Pavillion @ the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. The Design-Apart interview.

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Our partner ermes ponti has just finished the realization of a very important assignment: the interiors of the German Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. It’s an ambitious project, as you can reliaze visiting the Pavillion in Venice: the faithful re-construction of the Bonn 1964 building known as the Chancellor’s Bungalow. Ermes ponti, togetherErmes Ponti and the German Pavillion @ the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. The Design-Apart interview.

Biennale Venezia: Bungalow Germania

[Video] The German Pavillion @ the Venice Biennale in “The Guardian” top ten. Congrats ermes ponti!

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We always say that Italian craft has a top positioning in the world of manufacturing, on a global level. Same thing must have thought the German team of architects in charge of the National German Pavillion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale: Lehnerer and Ciriacidis. It is no surprise that[Video] The German Pavillion @ the Venice Biennale in “The Guardian” top ten. Congrats ermes ponti!

Stefano Micelli, co-fiunder Design-Apart and winner of Compasso D'Oro Design Prize

Stefano Micelli, Design-Apart co-founder, has been awarded the Compasso d’oro prize.

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Design-Apart co-founder Stefano Micelli, has just been awarded the Compasso d’oro prize. Established in 1954, ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is the oldest and most influential international design award. The prize acknowledges the extraordinary vision described by Stefano in his book “Futuro Artigiano” (now in its 5th reprint), where Italian manufacturers and designersStefano Micelli, Design-Apart co-founder, has been awarded the Compasso d’oro prize.

Zucchetti in New York with design-apart

Zucchetti. Kos Italian Master Artisans meet New York Design Week. A great evening of crafmanship and networking.

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We are really happy to report about the wonderful evening we spent at our loft, yesterday, for the “Zucchetti. Kos night scheduled in our New York Design Week event calendar with Design-Apart partner Zucchetti. Kos. Great craftmanship and strong traditional ties with Italian heritage, in particular with the crafting traditions ofZucchetti. Kos Italian Master Artisans meet New York Design Week. A great evening of crafmanship and networking.