Eden Luxury Portable Suite

The innovative plug&play concept that expands the horizons of emotional tourism. Looking towards the homes of the future

An intelligent, self-sufficient micro-suite that uses solar energy, ideal for installation in hard to reach, dramatic locations. The unit is completely autonomous and ready for use, without the need for any utility connections. While still offering maximum comfort and ecosustainable luxury.

Eden Luxury Portable Suite, designed by Michele Perlini, is the new, revolutionary modular concept for emotional tourism. Completely prefabricated, it can be transported when already assembled, complete with interiors, ready to be lived in.

The basic module - 6 meters long and 3 meters wide – has a large window on the main facade, and is completed by a one-meter terrace, perfect for relaxing and admiring the landscape. It can be configured to contain two bedrooms, a living area, and even a sauna and steam bath.

For insulation and to avoid wasting energy, the exterior is clad in natural larch wood from ecological forestry.

The Betsy-South Beach

The new hotel in Miami Beach designed by Shulman+Associates (S+A)

The Betsy South Beach in Miami Beach is a project of Shulman+Associates (S+A), a synthesis of a boutique hotel, a cultural space and a project of urban renewal. Located in the South Beach district, the hotel represents a balanced mix of historical renovation and new construction.

Based on collaboration between S+A, The Betsy South Beach, the Plutzik family of proprietors and the interior designers Diamante Pedersoli and Carmelina Santoro, the facility combines hospitality with a focus on the arts and culture.

The Betsy South Beach is the result of the expansion of the Betsy Mid-Century, renovated in

2009, and the Carlton Hotel, an Art Deco building.

The regeneration of the narrow street between the two structures was one of the guidelines of the project. A new footbridge (inside a reflecting sphere, a public artwork in an unexpected place) crosses the alley to connect the two hotel buildings. The project has conserved the existing facades, especially the one on Collins Avenue.

The historic hall has been renovated, with new features like a cafe, a shop and meeting rooms. The front and back wings of the building have been extended to create more rooms and suites. The rooftop swimming pool offers a place for relaxation with a panoramic view.

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today

Vitra Design Museum

17 March – 9 September 2018


Nightclubs and discos are the centers of pop culture. Places where the avant-garde gathered in the Sixties to challenge social norms and to explore new levels of reality.

Many clubs were global artworks that combined interior architecture with furniture design, graphics and art, lights and music, fashion and performance.

Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today is the first complete exhibition on the history of design in this area.



Examples range from the Italian discotheques of the 1960s, created by exponents of the Radical Design movement, to the legendary Studio 54, the Palladium in New York, designed by Arata Isozaki, and the concept by OMA for a new Ministry of Sound in London.

Furniture, models and fashion, but also rare films, music, graphic design and contemporary interpretations by artists and photographers like Mark Leckey, Chen Wei and Musa N. Nxumalo.



Vescom wallcoverings have been selected to personalize the Hotel Nassau Breda, in Holland, in an unexpected way. The former monastery complex – originally composed of three volumes and a chapel in neo-Gothic style – has been renovated in an absolutely contemporary way by Wim Hoopman, of the architecture and interior design studio Hip.

The hotel has become a modern hotspot that makes clear references to its religious past.



The Detroit, Mink, Roxen, Sagara, Shannon and Sagara+Print wallcoverings by Vescom, are used in the communal areas – restaurants, meeting rooms, event spaces – and in the rooms and suites, creating an original aura.

Prints depicting fascinating nuns – digitally applied by Vescom to the coverings – provide a playful take on the previous function of the structure.

The Vescom products have been chosen in the vinyl wallcovering version, made with functional materials that are durable, easy to clean, scratchproof and resistant to impact, with colors that last in time, even when exposed to sunlight.


Classic and contemporary

The classic Zehnder Charleston radiator with new welding technology

Thanks to the development of production technologies, Zehnder has come up with an innovative laser welding method for radiators. This new technology is applied in the production of large volumes at the German manufacturing site at Lahr, and the innovative RBS welding method will be used for the first time on all the models of the classic Zehnder Charleston.

Unlike regular welding, the new technology is a clean process, eliminating the presence of residue while permitting greater precision for a higher level of quality.

Another innovation is an automated procedure for leakage trials. In the past periodic tests were conducted after the welding of the sections, while the production process was still in progress, followed by a final leakage test. Today the testing can be done in advance for the laser-welded parts.

The new procedures speed up the production process, eliminating interruptions in the various phases.


Spark One

Spark One is the name of the office complex organized by the joint venture of Risanamento and Lendlease (Intown) and created by the integrated design firm Progetto CMR, as part of the program of regeneration of the Santa Giulia District in Milan.

The facility will be close to the rail and subway station of Milano Rogoredo, symbolically forming a new gate of entry to the city.

The approach of Spark One is the result of coordinated work in the fields of urban planning, flow analysis, design of outdoor spaces and architecture, to create a new identity for the area based on concepts of community, sustainability, efficiency and participation.

Entirely developed with BIM (Building Information Modeling), Spark One responds to the need to create a very efficient and ecosustainable building, designed to qualify for LEED CS v4 Platinum certification.

The building will also be one of the first in Italy to be designed in keeping with the guidelines of WELL certification.


Light+Building​ 2018

Light+Building​ 2018

Frankfurt, Germany, 18-23 March 2018


Light+Building 2018, the biennial reference point for intelligent construction of Messe Frankfurt, presents the latest, most innovative technologies.

Over 2600 exhibitors present new products in the lighting, electrotechnical and home/building automation sectors.

Connected - Secure - Convenient is the fair’s motto.

The focus is on smart everyday living and the harmony between aesthetics and wellbeing.

The world’s largest fair of technologies for lighting and construction features companies showing intelligent and combined solutions, avant-garde technologies and new design trends to improve efficiency and comfort in buildings, while responding to needs of security.


Milanese atmosphere

WallPepper and the illustrations of Alessandra Scandella decorate the new 43 Station Hotel in Milan.

Urban style is the earmark of the interiors of the hotel created by Progetto Turismo and built by Edilizia Interna.

The walls are the focal points, as surfaces for colorful decorations that pay tribute to the city of Milan. A city made of fashion people and bustling crowds, but also architecture and art, history and taste.

In the illustrations by Alessandra Scandella, made with watercolors and pen and ink, Milan has glam overtones and a simple, immediate profile, which WallPepper has transformed into wallpaper, or more precisely artworks for walls.

Minotticucine in London

The Verona-based producer of luxury kitchens Minotti Cucine opens its first flagship store in England.

Located in London, at Market Place, the showroom of 200 square meters stands out for its floors in lavic stone and the dark tones of the walls, with natural light that enters through the seven large windows and the big skylights.

The protagonists of the displays are eight kitchen models: from the innovative and timeless Terra in bronze to Gandhara, Atelier, Anima, Hanami, Inca, all the way to Incline.

Gio Ponti Relight

Olivari’s experience in the technological and crafted processing of brass has ‘brought back to light’ the original chandeliers by Gio Ponti in the church of San Francesco al Fopponino in Milan.

The 20 brass lamps of the central nave, which were removed in the 1980s, return after 30 years to restore the meditative atmosphere and spatial concept of the church designed by Gio Ponti.

The fixtures made in 1963 had been damaged by oxidation, losing their light, elegant finish.

The careful restoration was done in the workshops of Olivari.

The church of San Francesco al Fopponino, Via Paolo Giovio 41, is open every day from 8.00 to 12.30 and 16.00 to 20.30.


During the Salone del Mobile in Milan, from Monday 16 to Sunday 23 April, guided visits will be available from 19.30 to 20.30 (in English and Italian).

Europe during the rain

Area35 Art Gallery – Milan - Via Vigevano, 35 - 7 March - 28 April 2018

Of great visual and emotional impact, old and new works by Pietro Geranzani have been included in the exhibition L’Europa durante la pioggia at the gallery Area35 in Milan.

The solo show by the artist who focuses on figurative painting full of symbols puts the accent on historical knowledge of the past and present, with a particular focus on the contemporary world and its uncertainties.

The works take their cue from the title of a work by Max Ernst, Europe After the Rain II (1942), which expressed the situation of fear and despair caused by the envisioned continuation of World War II.

Geranzani does not make direct reference to Ernst’s scenario, but evokes a place, Europe, and the factor of rain, representing the inexorable progress of international conflicts.

Vitra on view


Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany, hosts two new exhibitions: one at the Vitra Design Gallery, the other at the Schaudepot


Vitra Design Museum Gallery, until 3 June 2018, presents Bas Princen. Image and Architecture, an exhibition on the Dutch artist Bas Princen, known for his photographs of architecture and urban landscapes.


Vitra Schaudepot, until 5 August 2018, hosts Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern, an exhibition on Hans Jørgensen Wegner (1914-2007), one of the most outstanding figures of Scandinavian postwar design.