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22 Feb

Intangible PackagingNew Book

From the dawn of human communication towards immateriality. A new design methodology to fit into new evolutionary scenarios. Intangible packaging is a fascinating and completely new approach to packaging design in the era of digital communication and social media. This is the main theme of a new book released by Luca Ferreccio, co-founder of SoFarSoNear Studio and Senior Lecturer at NABA Academy, Milan. You can get it at the link below:  

Dedicated to Elio Carmi, friend and mentor

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22 Nov

ADA 2023,Winners revealed!

The winners of the Archiproducts Design Awards 2023 were announced at Superstudio space in Via Tortona, Milan, on Thursday, November 16! An evening of tribute that brought together 1300 guests to celebrate the best of international design and architecture of the eighth edition of the awards. Welcoming the guests was Enzo Maiorano, Co-founder and Creative Director of Archiproducts: "Recognizing and rewarding those who stand out in this incredible world, has become our Main Mission. And many of this community are here tonight, coming from all over the world, and that is pure energy for us!" We are winner in the Decor Category with Aureole 4 from our Glitch Collection, specially designed for Zollanvari. As designers of the winning...
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25 Oct

Glitch shortlisted for ADA 2023

Excited to be among the shortlisted for the ADA 2023 (Archiproducts Design Awards! The inspiration for this design emanated from triple-medallion Ghashgha’i Gabbehs.‎ Here, the three-medallion and simple all-round border design have been ‘glitched’.‎ The colours are traditional Gabbeh colours accentuated with a contemporary on-trend touch.‎ The upshot is a Gabbeh for the 21st century, that has the mystical aura of traditional gabbehs and exudes light.‎ The term “glitch” itself originates with engineers and astronauts to explain faults within the technology they were working with.‎ But the visual aesthetic can be traced much further back, to the beginning of the 20th century through distorted forms in cubist paintings, abstract short films and pixel-like rug designs akin to 8-bit...
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21 Jan

Italian Interior Design Days

The recent health emergency is affecting our sociality and requires designers to assist the hospitality facilities with new solutions, that allow both aesthetic and functionality, nice and safe ambiances, easy and flexible. As designers ourselves, we aim to share with the design community we wish to collaborate with our recent efforts in providing products and interior concepts addressed to the currents needs. Please bear with me and I will drive you through this short video that resumes our recent developments.  

Stay safe and best wishes

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5 Oct

Bauhaus Collection on TV&Newspapers

Part of the 2020 city-wide creative women theme of the Municipality of Milan, the design section of ‘Nelle Mani Delle Donne‘ is curated by Gisella Borioli and titled ‘I Fiori della Materia’. Invited Design section participants include Francesca Gasparotti, co-founder of Italian design brand SoFarSoNear. Her Sunrise handwoven wool gabbeh rug—a type of pile rug associated with the Qashqa’i nomads of Iran—is from SoFarSoNear’s Ghashgha’i, Meet Bauhaus Collection for Zollanvari International. The exhibition did receive the appraisal of TV and newspapers. Nelle Mani delle Donne is @MyOwnGallery, Superstudio Più, via Tortona 27, Milan until 29th October 2020  

We aim to design as expression of creativity revealing the natural skills of author and executor

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15 Sep

In Women’s Hands@Superstudio

A rt, design, architecture, international talents and emerging young people."In Women's Hands_I Fiori della Materia" is a tribute to female creativity.Curated by Gisella Borioli with Isabella Angelantoni Geiger, Vera Belikova, Mavi Ferrando, Francesca Gasparotti, Adriana Lohmann, Ilaria Marelli, Paola Navone, Elena Salmistraro. The whole exhibition focuses its attention on creatives attentive to the use of raw materials, from processing to enhancement, experimenting with new solutions to treat materials with personality and out of the ordinary. Architects/designers with original vision are Isabella Angelantoni Geiger, Vera Belikova, Mavi Ferrando, Francesca Gasparotti, Adriana Lohmann, Ilaria Marelli, Paola Navone, Elena Salmistraro. MyOwnGallery, Superstudio PiùVia Tortona 27 bis MilanSeptember 23 - October 29, 2020 (TUE - FRI 11.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. SA - SUN...
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10 Mar

Italy, revives, always

C ommitment, Solidarity, Unity, Bravery. In this time of uncertainty and difficulties, we wish to deliver a positive message from one of the most affected countries. Italy has survived many dramatic events, thanks to the committment and courage of its people. With its history and marvellous people and places, it is considered one of the most fascinating countries of the world. Our talents cover food, design, fashion, architecture, culture and many more. Italy deserves sympathy and respect.  

This is Italy, always.

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10 Dec

CDA2020, We are among the Finalists!

T he finalists in the 2020 Carpet Design Awards have been selected and SoFarSoNear 'Qashqai meet Bauhaus Collection' for Zollanvari has made it to the final round of the international competition for outstanding carpet design! The Carpet Design Awards are an international badge of distinction, given in recognition of quality and design excellence in hand-made carpets and rugs. The awards, organized in partnership with COVER and HALI magazines, help to give expression to cutting-edge innovations and emerging trends in the carpet industry. Presented annually at DOMOTEX, they will be in their 15th year in 2020. Next year's awards will be conferred in eight categories, with the winners receiving their prizes at a special ceremony held at DOMOTEX on...
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24 Sep

Book Editing, Pattern Design for Homes

F rancesca was asked by Design Media Publishing to edit a book on pattern design for homes. The book reveals the lively and unique charm of pattern design applied on lampshades, bedlinen, cushions, sofas and wallpapers. This is a valuable source of inspiration for everyone, who wish to learn various design forms and how to match colours and graphics. It will be a good reference on visual design also for interior designers, graphic designers and those who have the talent in this area. The book includes two designs from SoFarSoNear, applied on sofa and on lampshades.

Our surroundings excite our senses. That's where our inspiration comes and through some refinements evolves into pattern.

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3 Oct

Tailored to your Needs, Workshop@One Works

Tailored to your needs’ is the title of a workshop conceived by Belgravia interior boutique for a group of architects and interior designers. Held on 8th September at One Works, Milano, the seminar scope was to show how bespoke interior design did evolve in the last 200 years and how crucial it is for today’s society. One Works is the second biggest architectural practice in Italy with offices in Milan, London, Dubai, Doha and Singapore. Warm thanks to One Works for the opportunity.

Get in toUch with us to discover how good we are in bespoke design

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