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5. Alcantara is a one-of-a-kind material from Italy’s Alcantara S.p.A that meets the technical
and design needs and requirements of various markets. It can cover any shape or form, be
printed upon, embossed, embroidered and more, is water repellant, fire retardant, and breathable,
with a limitless palette of color options.
6. The second collection of Ascot Ceramiche’s Game of Fifteen collection, also hailing from
Italy, was designed by Dutch artist Boris Tellegen who’s work is anchored in a geometrical
style. The continuing line will be dedicated to the works of 15 contemporary artists,
giving them the opportunity to consider the tile a medium of art.
7. The global dynamo technology brand Sony introduces the Glass Sound Speaker—a
revolutionary presentation of sound with 360 degrees of non-directional, crystal clear music
reverberated through an elegant glass cylinder. It evokes the sensation of music played
live in the room as the vibration of the glass mirrors human vocal chords.
8. Look for the Owl Chair from Tokyo, Japan’s the design labo during Milan Design Week
this month. The company debuted the prototype two years ago, and the chair is made from
a single piece of EVA lumber, inspired by the Japanese arts of origami and furoshiki
(the act of covering one object by wrapping it with one piece of a textile).