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The new fuel station and McDonald’s is located in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia

Designing a fuel station and fast food outlet may not seem to be the most thrilling of projects, but for Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, his design may just put the Eurasian town of Batumi on the map. Khmaladze is currently in the final construction phase of building a new fuel station and McDonald’s premises in the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia.  Read More

The Springtime picnic kit set sits neatly on the back of a bicycle Dubbed Springtime, this bike-ready picnic kit from Dutch designer Jeriël Bobbe contains everything that one could need for a pleasant lunch in the park.  Read More

The boat-like Apelle family home, located in Karjaa, Finland

The Apelle wooden home located in Karjaa, Finland stands out out from your average eco-home, as it was constructed as if it were a boat. The building is nestled amidst its natural surroundings of rock beds and trees, where the utmost care was taken not to disturb the natural habitat. Designed by architect Marco Casagrande, the unique home took one year to design and another year to complete construction. It was built with the help of two local carpenters who usually build wooden boats – they maintain that the home is actually a boat.  Read More

Italian designer Andrea Scandella has created an open source series of DIY furniture piece...

Italian designer, Andrea Scandella has created an open source series of DIY furniture pieces made from disused pallets. With a passion for designing furniture that incorporates eco-sustainability and the use of recycled materials, Scandella is offering his deigns free to the public.  Read More

Wrapping up our coverage on the Milan Design Week 2013, we’ve taken a look at some of the ...

Wrapping up our coverage on the Milan Design Week 2013, we’ve taken a look at some of the innovative and new ideas which graced the various exhibition spaces of FuoriSalone. The special event has been running parallel to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile since 1990 and each year sees hundreds of independent designers and architects inhabit local shops, buildings and public spaces in and around central Milan. By showcasing an array of creative designs, FuoriSalone hopes to launch the careers of young designers from around the world, while at the same time giving the public a limited time access to view; experience and in some cases purchase from the collection.  Read More

Studio Nuy van Noort has designed a foldable chair made from 100 percent recycled and recy... Inspired by the challenge to create sustainable and economical furniture pieces which possess a multitude of uses, Dutch Studio Nuy van Noort has designed a foldable chair made from 100 percent recycled and recyclable materials.  Read More

Gizmag was lucky enough to meet a diverse range of young designers taking part in this yea...

Recently, Gizmag was lucky enough to meet a diverse range of young designers taking part in this year’s SaloneSatellite, which runs alongside the Salone Internazionale del Mobile as part of Milan Design Week. Dedicated to up-and-coming designers under the age of 35, the event is a melting pot of some of the best innovative new works from around the world. This year the event included 700 participants, showcasing their works geared to the theme “Design and Craftsmanship: Together for Industry."  Read More

Maserati has partnered with Italian furniture manufacturer Zanotta, to create a limited-ed... Maserati has partnered with Italian furniture manufacturer Zanotta to create a limited-edition armchair which premiered this week during Milan Design Week. The Maserati by Zanotta lounge chair was created by designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, founders of Palomba Serafini Associates, Milan, in homage to the new Maserati Quattroporte.  Read More

Leolux, Milan Design Week 2013 (photo: Edoardo Campanale)

This week the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (aka Milan Design Week) opened in Milan, showcasing an endless collection of the latest home-furnishing designs from Italy and around the world. This year marks the Salone’s 52nd edition and features a strong focus on innovation and the use of natural materials. Over 2,500 exhibitors filled the 204,850 square meters (2.2 million square feet) of the Rho Milan Fairgrounds in Italy, and we were lucky enough to be among the 300,000 visitors to attend this year’s event.  Read More

 Queen Mary students have created a solar powered remote controlled helicopter-prototype w... A team of masters students from the Queen Mary, University of London is hoping to develop the world’s first photovoltaic multi-copter. Dubbed "Solarcopter," the team's creation is a solar powered remote controlled helicopter-prototype designed for multipurpose applications.  Read More

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