Milan 2014: fluid compositions of coloured glaze cover the ceramic tops of these metal-framed tables by German designer Elisa Strozyk (+ slideshow).
Japanese studio Level Architects squeezed this all-black house onto a narrow plot in Tokyo's Fukasawa district, adding sloping offset walls around the lower floors to protect residents' privacy (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: London studio Doshi Levien has designed an armchair for Danish brand Hay with a curving high-backed seat that resembles a traditional Japanese fan.
Milan 2014: Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has created a modular chandelier influenced by the shape of grapes hanging on a vine.
Architecture studio Piercy & Company has slotted a family house behind a nineteenth-century stable facade in south-west London, creating a pair of rusted gable walls with a glazed stairwell in between (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: designers from MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group have created a table that reacts to your presence with a series of 1,000 tiny motors built into the frame (+ slideshow).
White ceramic tiles create a brickwork pattern across the walls and roof of this Paris boutique designed by Kengo Kuma and Associates for Chinese lifestyle brand Shang Xia (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: Toyo Ito spoke to Dezeen about his design for textile brand Kinnasand's first Milan showroom and his decision to "wrap the whole environment" in fabric (+ interview + slideshow).
Milan 2014: Joseph Grima's algorithmic publishing project will be travelling to Venice for the architecture biennale, with the final issues from Milan design week now available to download – including contributions from Formafantasma and Martino Gamper (+ slideshow + download).
Dezeen promotion: new products by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and a pavilion by Studio Weave will feature at this year's Clerkenwell Design Week in London from 20 to 22 May.
News: a design team led by London firm Grimshaw has revealed plans for a new six-runway airport in Istanbul capable of accommodating up to 150 million passengers a year.
Milan 2014: architect Zaha Hadid has cantilevered a series of elongated strips of black granite to create a fluid storage unit for Italian brand CITCO.
Milan 2014: British designer Max Lamb developed a multicoloured engineered marble for Dzek, which was used to build furniture that appears to merge with walls of the same material for an installation in Milan.
The timber and stone buildings of Gion A Caminada, a cult figure in Swiss architecture, will feature in an exhibition opening next month at the House of Art in the Czech city of České Budějovice (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc has created a collection of furniture and products for London design label Sé, influenced by Modernism and sporting motifs (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: Swedish collective Note Design Studio has designed glass lamps mounted on wooden frames that resemble mind-bending illustrations (+ slideshow).
Seven concrete fins provide a green roof that collects rainwater at this new engineering facility for a wastewater treatment plant in Portland, Oregon, by local firm Skylab Architecture (+ slideshow).
Milan 2014: industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has created a birch chair with a circular seat and splayed legs, his first design for Finnish furniture company Artek.
Milan 2014: Dutch studio Scholten & Baijings has designed a series of marble tables decorated with engraved geometric patterns that contrast with the natural veined surface of the stone.
News: Italy's design manufacturing capability is at risk of disappearing, according to the president of design brand Alessi.