Venetian designer Luca Nichetto (who I met and spent the day with at Foscarini in Venice a few years ago), and the amazing gallery Mjölkin Toronto, Canada, have collaborated to create a beautiful coffee set called Sucabaruca.
The project involved many people from different cultures and countries: the owners of Mjölk, Juli and John, who collect and distribute products from primarlily Scandinavia and Japan; the Canadian ceramist Alissa Coe, who made the prototypes; Lera Moiseeva, Russian/New York designer and artist who contributed to the development of the coffee set in collaboration with Nichetto’s studios in Sweden and Italy; and Elena Freddi, collaborator at the studio in Stockholm.
Luca Nichetto + Mjölk Opening
January 22, 2014, 7pm—9pm at Mjölk, Toronto
This fall I started contributing to Design Milk, a refreshingly sleek and focused contemporary design blog founded and run by Jaime Derringer. Lighting company Foscarini invited us to Venice, and since Jaime was about to have a baby, I got to go. It was an amazing trip. Foscarini hosted a handful of bloggers from design sites all over Europe at its corporate offices for a day of discovery and discussion. At the end, they put together this video in which we all put forth the single most important aspect of “good design.” Watch us speak.