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Mosaic magic

The recently opened Fondazione Bisazza in Milan is an exhibition space dedicated to work by contemporary designers and architects who’ve created applications for mosaics over the last 20 years. In addition, the foundation continuously interacts with various institutions to host exhibits not necessarily associated with mosaics. 

56 Viale Milano, Milan, tel. 39.04.4470.7690,


Furniture in foam

Dutch designer Maarten de Ceulaer’s latest Mutation series, unveiled at Milan’s Salone del Mobile, features chairs and sofas made from various sized foam spheres coated with a durable rubber finish. The pieces are as an experimental update of classic furniture upholstery.

59 Vanderschrickstraat, Brussels, tel. 32.49.489.4730,


Tread lightly

New carpet label NeedKnot has invited contemporary artists and designers, including Christian Astuguevieille, Erik Bulatov, Alex Hanimann, Nic Hess, Melli Ink, Torsten Neeland and Karim Noureldin, to create exclusive pieces as part of their limited edition series.  Each carpet is handmade.

Franziska Kessler Gallery, Zurich, tel.,


Did you tell them about the tray?

Light Tray is the second product in released by Norwegian designers Daniel Rynakken and Andreas Engesvik. The limited-edition piece consists of a freestanding tray and hand-blown tinted glass domes and is available in a variety of color combinations.

29 Josefines Gate, Oslo, tel. 47.93.631.176,


Tunisia in a bite

Tunis’ famed La Closerie restaurant just received a welcome facelift courtesy of designer Cyril Durand-Béhar and architect Imene Behira. The new space, featuring sleek concrete flooring, a large wooden deck surrounded by lush greenery and pools, has evolved into a beautifully modern urban venue. 

Route de la Soukra, Sidi Fradj, Tunis, tel. 216.71.765.537.


Pour me a glass

Baccarat has unveiled its new Château Baccarat collection, featuring a range of stemware and wine glasses for wine lovers. The glasses, tumbler and decanter were designed to highlight the complexity and richness of wine while enhancing the drinking experience.