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A chair has changed my life: LES FIRST the Chair

"The circumstances in which I found myself during the creation and development of LES FIRST the Chair clearly demonstrate that this novel and unique object of furniture was absolutely meant to come to fruition. I feel that I was simply a means to an end." One day while on the…

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Wooden frame Jacquard loom is the “father” of modern computers

For those who like mathematics and the history of technology, it may be a real surprise to find that the first computer to work was actually a Jacquard loom. In 1801 Joseph Marie Jacquard patented what becameknown as the Jacquard loom, that used perforated cards to control the movements of some…

Piscina da terrazzo Pool from terrace

Desirable Sustainable Design: a swimming pool on the rooftop in Milan

The Palace of Corso Europa in the center of Milan is not only a jewel of sustainable technology, but also a magical place where you can enjoy an unusual lifestyle in the vicinity of the Duomo of Milan: a rooftop pool on the terrace. Silvano Spagna, architect of sustainability blended…

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A Splash of Style: Terrace Pools and Spa

Living with water is an experience of lifestyle and lightweight terrace pools and spas are in everyone dream. The desire by people to live close to the beach, lake or river tells us how strong a link man has with water. The need to control water and to have access…

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Flower of Florence – Iris Gardens in May

The tall bearded iris has been the native flower of Tuscany for millenia and the formal Floral Symbol of Florence for 900 years (even though it is sometimes inaccurately referred to as the Fleur-de-lis). Possibly it arrived in Tuscany with Etruscans whose monuments often portrayed the iris. It grew wild…

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Energitismo Solar Sculpture

Energitismo added elegance and sustainability to the summer with the release of the new Solar Sculpture designs– an elegant warming shower to wash away the heat of the day, sand and salt. The pleasures of an Italian summer for so many Europeans includes a vacation at a resort maybe on…

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Reincarnation of a Venetian Briccole

How did architect, Maurizio Signorini, fall in love with a briccole? It all starts with the way he looks upon a tree. His eyes are awakened by the colours of the leaves, branches and trunk. He does not see a tree as a simple body of green and brown hues,…

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