Posts in Interior Design
Color Trends: Millennial pink, the comeback shade

It’s a trend many have wished were on its way out, but alas, it seems the infamous “millennial pink” is here to stay. The dusty hue has made appearances all over the design scene, from social media and printed materials, to clothing and furniture. And it’s not surprising why— this hue of pink has long been thought to have a relaxing effect, and today it represents a genderless, androgynous neutral, breaking stereotypes of pink as an exclusively feminine tone.

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Fauna: design for a good cause

Mexican designer José Bermúdez and Juan Carlos Franco of Colombian studio Vrokka created Fauna, an artisanal collection that aims to spread awareness about the current risks to Latin America’s biodiversity. By abstracting the essential form of three endangered species from Mexico, Colombia and other parts of Latin America, Fauna acts as a tribute to the region’s extinct and at-risk animals.

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Highlights of New York Design Week Part 1: ICFF & Wanted Design

New York Design Week— or month is more like it— felt different this year. To start with, Collective Design and Sight Unseen Offsite were on hiatus, while the week’s biggest fairs felt slightly quieter than previous years. But there was still plenty of talent to discover as we ambled down the aisles of the expansive ICFF and the smaller but equally major Wanted Design Manhattan and Brooklyn editions. Keep scrolling and you’ll find our 20 highlights from New York’s two big shows, and stay tuned for our round-up of the month’s independent shows.

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Milan Design Week Highlights: Part 2

Milan Design Week is over and done with. We’ve all digested the awe-inspiring spaces, appreciated the contrast of a 16th-century castle with a day-old 3D-printed installation, and taken in the colors, textures and forms. As you probably know, we sent nonstop Instagram updates, sharing hundreds of live photos which you can still check out in our Instagram highlights! To follow, here’s our first bit of coverage from the fair, so scroll down for some of the best.

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Milan Design Week Highlights: Part 1

Milan Design Week is over and done with. We’ve all digested the awe-inspiring spaces, appreciated the contrast of a 16th-century castle with a day-old 3D-printed installation, and taken in the colors, textures and forms. As you probably know, we sent nonstop Instagram updates, sharing hundreds of live photos which you can still check out in our Instagram highlights! To follow, here’s our first bit of coverage from the fair, so scroll down for some of the best.

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Here’s Agnes: the studio that revised Mesoamerican design history

Guatemala City-based Studio Agnes has created a revisionist history for Central America, developing a design collection that reflects what might have transpired without the interference of European colonization. Their latest collection, ‘Living-Stone’ offers an alternative outcome to their region’s history, envisioning design in a post-human utopia.

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The new 902: all about this warehouse-chic opening in Medellin

Concept stores, disruptive formats, retail experiences: with the world growing evermore digital, brick and mortar stores have been forced to create experiences with a bit of added value. Luckily, Medellin concept store owner Claudia Correa has always been a bit averse to the traditional. Her design store, 902 Showroom, was founded ten years ago on the idea that people appreciate a little extra, and an alternative to the same old malls shop goes a long way.

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Blurring the line between art and design: MASA Gallery

Mexico City-based MASA gallery walks the blurry line between art and design. Launched in February by Hector Esrawe, curator Agé Salajõe, OMR gallery co-founder Cristobal Riestra, and designer Brian Thoreen, the nomadic design, art and architecture gallery features 15 of the city’s top artists and designers, and aims to challenge convention to present Mexico’s contemporary design scene on a global platform, and in unexpected, evolving settings throughout the capital.

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Design in 2019: A Q&A with the director of Medellín Design Week

Colombian designer David del Valle is a visionary within the world of Latin American design. With his international and simultaneously Colombian perspective, del Valle has managed to represent the country in the most important design fairs in the world, returning to his home country with lessons he manages to inject into a variety of initiatives and projects. We sat down with the creator of Tu Taller Design studio and the Medellin Design Week fair, to talk about what 2018 taught him and what he’s looking forward to in 2019.

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The American Design Hot List: Sight Unseen x Moda Operandi

At kriteria we are dedicated to covering what’s happening in Latin America… but when our favorite New York-based design blog, Sight Unseen, announced their trunk show with major e-commerce platform Moda Operandi, featuring past and current winners of their American Design Hot List (Sight Unseen’s annual editorial award for the 20 names to know in American design), we knew we had to cover it.

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Six N. Five creates a surreal universe with its latest concept, Holo-Scandinavian

The slick new concept behind Barcelona studio Six N. Five’s latest collection combines mid-century Scandinavian design with the futuristic feel of holographic furniture. Repurposing the clean lines, organic curves and minimalism of the celebrated Scandinavian style, the collection dubbed ‘Holo-Scandinavian’ takes this design aesthetic into a surreal universe of the far future or distant past— we can’t be quite sure.

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10 names worth remembering from Design Miami/ 2018

Miami Art Week is known for bringing together the art community’s biggest buyers, gallerists, and some of the world’s heftiest price tags. But just a few steps from the 1.4 million-square-foot Art Basel Miami Beach, art enthusiasts can wander over to Design Miami, a smaller gathering of design connoisseurs featuring collectible design galleries and meticulously crafted exhibitions.

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David Pompa, a designer that celebrates Mexican materials

Mexico City-based design studio David Pompa is known for creating unique designs using honest materials that celebrate the essence and craftsmanship of Mexico. The studio’s latest lighting design, Meta, launched during this year’s Design Week Mexico, comprises a volcanic rock normally used for molcajetes, the Mexican version of the mortar and pestle which is used to make foods such as guacamole.

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Mura table by Bandido Studio

Sculpted in the traditional method developed by Mexican stone artisans, the stark black color and teardrop-shaped base of the Mura table by Bandido Studio make it a strong visual element in any room. Designers Alejandro Campos and Joel Rojas were inspired by visits to Tecali de Herrera, a municipality nearby the studio’s base in Puebla that is known for its marble artisanship. According to the studio, Tecali comes from the Náhuatl word tecalli, meaning stone house.

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