Alessi has introduced a new range of contemporary, opaque metallic finishes in three contrasting colours: frosted blue, cool metal and pale matt gold for a selection of household items such as kettles, jugs and assorted containers. According to Alessi, the new reflective surfaces will enable consumers to create mix-and-match combinations of different finishes on products throughout the home, ranging from kitchen utensils to household furniture. Designers involved in the project include Joanna Lyle and Michael Graves.
Mother Design New York has developed the brand, which launches alongside refurbished interiors from consultancy Yabu Pushelberg.
As Expo 2020 opens in the Middle East, we run down some of our favourite pavilions – featuring DIY spaceships and the world’s largest passenger lift.
We speak to exhibition designers to find out how they navigate the unique challenges of designing for a show that will occupy multiple venues.
A biomass fuel solution for farms, a unique hydrogen innovation and a service which cuts down on food waste are among the winners of Prince William’s environmental awards.