Dezeen's top ten: Milan 2008

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Dezeen's monthly top ten: each month we present a hit parade of stories from our archive. Here are the stories from Milan 08 that were most popular during April:

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1: In first place is Rotator by Ron Arad for Teuco (viewed 6,473 times during April 2008), a bath which rotates to become a shower.

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2: Pole by Paul Cocksedge (viewed 4,415 times), a lamp launched at Established & Sons where light is transmitted around a bend in an acrylic rod.

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3: Cube 6 by Naho Matsuno (viewed 4,276 times) was shown at the Salone Satellite and consists of six stools which slot together to form a cube.

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4: Light Blubs by Pieke Bergmans (viewed 3,682 times). Part of Bergmans' on-going Design Virus series, Light Blubs are hand-blown crystal light bulbs containing LEDs.

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5: Jet Set by Jaime Hayon for Bisazza (viewed 3,678 times), a fantasy jet complete with open-air seating.

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6: New work by Maarten Baas in Milan (viewed 3,509 times) was a preview of work on show in Milan, including a desk in Baas’ Sculpt series and a new range of carved wooden pieces created for Contrasts Gallery in Shanghai.

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7: Clock by Christiaan Postma (viewed 3,300 times) included an animation of Postma's design for a clock. It consists of more than 150 synchronised clock mechanisms, which rotate metal bars that briefly align to spell the appropriate time.

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8: Randomly Crystallised by Front (viewed 3,919 times), a collection of vases and lighting for Swarovski Crystal Palace, made by combining cut crystals with hand-blown liquid crystal.

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9: Shade by Front (viewed 3,065 times) more from the Swedish designers; this time a room set at Spazio Rossana Orlandi containing white objects and furniture, which were decorated with black marks and hatching to enhance the sense of depth and shadow.

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10: Swarovski Crystal palace (viewed 3,015 times) featured installations by Paul Cocksedge, Front Design, Zaha Hadid, Studio Job, Piero Lissoni, Arne Quinze, Fredrikson Stallard, Marcus Tremonto, Marcel Wanders and Tokujin Yoshioka.

Just outside the top ten were Witches' kitchen by Studio Tord Boontje (viewed 3,000 times), Two-timer by Industrial Facility (viewed 2,887 times) and Basel Chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra (viewed 2,867 times).

That's it for now; another top ten next month.

See also:

most popular stories during our first twelve months
top ten Dezeen stories from December 2007
Dezeen's top ten skyscrapers (February 2008)
Dezeen's top ten: houses (March 2008)

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  • B.S.

    ‘Here are the stories from Milan 08 that were most popular during April:’…….I think ‘popular’ is the wrong word here….’contentious’ might be the right term… or rabble rousing?….provocative? etc etc

  • zuy

    i like very much this site but it’s the most viewed …not the most popular …

  • zuy

    see this french site….most viewed, popular ….
    http://www.obdesigner.net/modules/myalbum/

  • http://www.architectonica.ca Dariusz

    Ya.. Agreed.. This isn’t the “TOP” ten of anything.. A word like TOP seems to hint at best, above most..

  • zuy

    For example, even if most people do not like… it’s on top ten….

  • LEO STUVESSAND

    HOW CAN IT BE TOP TEN MY DEAR DEZEEN USERS IF YOU ALL FELLOWS ARE GIVING YOUR DETRIMENTAL AND DOLTISH COMMENTS . GO AND CHECK HELLO.COM AS YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE MORE APPRECIATED .

    WHAT I LIKE FROM THIS SITE IS THE INFORMATION PROVIDED , THE COMMENTS ARE THE WORST OF IT I AM AFRAID, IN MY FAIR SINCERE OPINION THATS NOT CURATING GOOD DEAR DEZEEN MANAGER , IF YOU SELECT GOOD DESIGN YOU MUST HAVE GOOD COMMENTS FROM REAL PROFESSIONALS AS EXPERTISE COME FROM THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IS ACQUIRED BY TRAINING THE PRACTICE .KEEP THE GOOD WORK REGARDS .A FAN

  • one

    Get a life.. go read dictionary.. dont you pple have anything better to do?

  • zuy

    M Marcus Fairs
    It could be interessing to vote for the best , to have also the most commented…. and the most views…. as Behance site for example…
    and as yanko design top of month, top of years