Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Mar 24, 2019

Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019

by Mio Yamada

As Salone del Mobile (April 9-14) in Milan, Italy, approaches, some of Japan's top designers are now releasing teasers for their contributions to the world's largest interior and furniture fair. This month On: Design previews a few installations that look set to promote Japan's ...

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Business Jan 23, 2019

Striking teachers reach deal with Los Angeles school district

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