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GOBELINS MARDINI WALL & FURNITURE ART!

When I arrived at the Gobelins Mardini showroom, I couldn't resist touching and feeling the many textiles and staring at the details of the Gobelin artworks. I waved my hand amongst the voile curtains, and tried out the classy chairs and little banquets, even rested my arms on the artistic table clo...

THE SECRETS OF ARCHITECTURAL CHARISMA

When I was at college, I used to hear his name; but he wasn't there to talk to him or discover the secrets of his success and his so well-spokenof reputation in the architectural field. Today, at ASK magazine, we present you with the absolutely modest, artistically talented, dreamy while practical, ...

Just ask Dalia!

This article is an introduction to what I will be talking to you about over the course of this year and probably next year since the topics that are interesting as well as knowledgeable in the fields of architecture, interior design and all other related topics are numerous. As ASK Magazine's design...

KARTELL LOVES MILANO

Welcome to the most spectacular show of the season, pull up a chair and enjoy. Leading design company, Kartell takes center stage at the Salone del Mobile and takes you on an adventure unlike any other, as it presents a special project in tribute to Milan. The city was home to the evolution of Ka...

Salone... Half a Century Later

Fifty years ago, an Italian dream turned into a reality that created great beauty out of the chaotic, endless deserts of fantasy. After its establishment, Salone Internazionale del Mobile helped kick off the modern Italian and global design industry as no fair had ever done before. "The Salone de...

IN OTHER WORDS, DADA

Finding that perfect kitchen is never your cup of tea. Its dual purpose of storing food and kitchenware while remaining functional and elegant is quite the challenge to say the least. Which area of the house to angle your kitchen, how to make it both functional and pleasing to the eye, what should b...

THE OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMS

We spend a lot of time in offices that seem to suck out all the life energy form us by the time we're done. Babini office is one brand that is dedicated to creating workspaces that are not just functional, but beautiful as well!

THE WHOLENESS OF HULSTA

Once again, Hulsta makes a powerful appearance at Salone del Mobile 2011 and again shows the whole world why it's a name you can always count on. Out of its flawless collections come two very appealing designs, the Tameta and the Elumo Il.

Colour Trends 2011

Jotun Paints has announced the launch of its latest line of decorative paints, "Colour Trends 2011" for the Middle East and North Africa market, which has been strongly based on current interior design trends that reflect Arabic culture and lifestyle to add new life to Arab design.

SWINGING IN THE SUMMER BREEZE

It's time for the outdoors; the weather is gorgeous, the kids are on vacation, the pools and beaches are starting to get crowded! We've spent the past few months huddled indoors sheltered from the elements and most of us are simply aching to get some sunshine and fresh air. Here we introduce you to some of the most inspiring outdoor furniture in existence!

Baroque Like you’ve Never Seen it

Just when you thought you got the whole design schema figured out, a daring design firm comes along and challenges all your beliefs. Modenese Gastone is one such design firm that will challenge your thoughts of what designers are truly capable of. A leading traditional craft furniture maker, Modenese Gastone strives for uniqueness and exclusivity in all its designs.

Cool Rooms for Kids

At Salone del Mobile 2011, Dielle unveiled eight new bedroom designs for children. The company describes its new collection as "contemporary, metropolitan, social, elegant, colorful, eco-friendly, natural chic: for every lifestyle there is a fitting arrangement, to inspire and facilitate this fundamental decision-making process."One thing is for certain, a lot of little kid's dreams are going to come true!

ADRENALINE RUSH WITH ADRENALINA

As scientists assert, bright colors tend to improve our mood. Maybe that's why the Adrenalina collection at are so bright and colorful! When you take what seems to be a regular sofa and add soft fabrics in bright hues like turquoise, violet and basically every color in the rainbow, you create something new and refreshing. Today we enjoy design guru, Simone Michelli's collection.