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Pondered Comfort

Mario Milana proposes a seat for physical and mental wellbeing during the FuoriSalone
Data Pubblicazione: 10 July 2017

To design the spirit. In the pragmatic sense of adapting the design of an object to a particular function, connected with a religious or meditative practice, like that of the ancient discipline of yoga.

An object whose meaning and function allude to the possibility not only of relaxing using ancient techniques, but also of getting connected, or reconnected, with a higher plane.

Ideal for exercises that ease tensions in the mind and the body, the chair designed and produced by Mario Milana, a versatile architect with offices in Milan and New York, concentrates on a particular asana, with a seat that can be shaped to ground the user, offering perfect physical and mental balance.

Of course the materials are the best ones nature can supply: khadi cotton, natural tulipwood, copper with its curative properties.

Milana, a student of Karim Rashid, after working in the latter’s New York studio for many years, focuses in his activity as a designer and architect on Osvaldo Borsani’s idea of application of mechanical technology to furnishings, tempered by a fundamentally artisanal approach that relies on the high quality and manual skill of the great Italian tradition, balancing rigorous basic geometry with the more organic and sensitive aspects of materials.

(Patrizia Catalano)

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Inhabiting technology
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Inhabiting technology

Samsung unveils the new FamilyHub refrigerator
Data Pubblicazione: 23 June 2017

Samsung FamilyHub is an appliance equipped with IoT (Internet of Things) technology, offering new ways of organizing provisions, online shopping, cooking and connections.

Available in the four-door version and combined with IoT technology, it revolutionizes the classic idea of the fridge. The central feature is a Full HD 21.5” touch display, a digital control center for the connected home, which uses the Tizen operating system to offer revolutionary technology, services and applications never seen in a refrigerator before.

Food Experience for better food management: three built-in cameras make it possible to check on supplies directly from a smartphone.

Entertainment: FamilyHub provides playlists and programming through Spotify and TuneIn, web navigation, sports news and TV shows, through the TV Mirroring function (compatible with Samsung Smart TV).

Family Communication: say goodbye to pen and paper. FamilyHub lets you use the display as a digital slate for writing or coloring, posting photos or sharing info with the whole family.

Smart Home: like all Samsung connected products, the FamilyHub refrigerator is also an extremely dynamic platform, in constant evolution, that makes use of all the potential of the IoT services of Samsung.

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A new school for Cascia
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A new school for Cascia

1987-2017 Ghost 30th Charity Dinner: a new school for Cascia
Data Pubblicazione: 23 June 2017

A great outcome for the charity dinner organized by Fiam, Biesse Group, Fondazione Mediolanum: 70,000 euros donated to Fondazione Rava N.P.H. Italia for the reconstruction project for kids in the zones struck by the earthquake in Central Italy.

The Charity Dinner Una nuova scuola per Cascia welcomed many guests and partners, who contributed to raise funds for this solidarity project.

Not just the telling of the incredible story of Ghost, of the excellence it represents and the cultural and social commitment of the company, but also the tale of a project that goes beyond a 30th anniversary because it reflects the values and care Fiam puts into its relationship with the territory.

The designers who work with Fiam were aspect to take part, each with the creation of two Ghosts in the Mini version, reinterpreted and decorated by hand with colors selected by Cini Boeri.

One of the two was auctioned off, with proceeds going to charity. The other becomes part of the permanent collection of the private museum of glass of Fiam Italia.

See the benefit auction of the Mini Ghosts at www.charitystars.com/minighost

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Piuarch, the roof garden is a versatile project
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Piuarch, the roof garden is a versatile project

Data Pubblicazione: 23 June 2017

The one where you can stroll a few meters away from the spires of the Duomo; the one where you can sit to watch screenings of the best art films; the one where you can have an aperitif or a dinner, far from the busy streets.

Rooftops are the new “cult” places in the city of Milan, outposts that let you observe urban transformations, or admire the historical center, with its weave of courtyards and small, introverted spaces.

The rooftop garden by Piuarch is a model that can be replicated: an area based on the international movements of “urban farming” but with an utterly Italian approach, paying attention to the physical, environmental and human context.

The conversion of the roof of the studio at Via Palermo 1 in Milan trigger multiple actions with minimum investment of resources, demonstrating that it is possible to work on leftover spaces, transforming them into points of reference on a wider scale.

Created with landscape designer Cornelius Gavril and the collaboration of VerdeVivo, the garden addresses the theme of urban agriculture but does not stop short at the “zero-km” concept: it is open for educational uses, to illustrate the phases of growth of plants, especially for kids; it is available to the Piuarch team for breaks or meetings; and it offers a fine view for the neighbors, while improving the thermal performance of the building.

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