Issue 98 out now!

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Issue 98 out now!

 

Green, glorious green! To some, the colour represents freshness, to others nature, vibrancy, new talent or eco-friendly ideals… in this issue of Urbis, we explore all those and more. From home interiors relishing the colour as the calmest of neutral tones, through to stunning architecture that ticks all the environmental boxes.

We talk to new talent, visit the homes of trend-setters, interior gurus and architects all around the globe and sample the latest gadgets, restaurants and books. In this issue there is also a special cycling section in which we talk to those passionate about the sport and its urban eco-friendly possibilities, and explore some of the most interesting cycling gear around. 

To top it off, we review two exciting design events: The Milan Furniture Fair and Designday. 

All this plus more in your latest Urbis!

Pick up your copy of Urbis 98 from any decent book store or supermarket, or get the digital version here. Want to subscribe? Click here.


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