There's a buzz about Milan

This year's World Expo opened in Milan last Friday and there's a big buzz about the UK pavilion, the enclosure has been designed to look like an enormous beehive which hums and glows in reponse to live bee signals in the UK. Join us as we take a look at the bees on walls, fabrics, china and furniture this season...

Design trends: marvellous marble

Marvellous marble was everywhere at the annual Milan furniture show earlier this month, with designers hewing whole chairs and tables from solid blocks that were far too heavy and costly for the real world. Yet London, as ever, is ahead of the game, with stores stocking affordable, measured doses of the real thing alongside stone prints and patterns on ceramics, rugs and wallpapers.

Five hot new design trends from Milan's spectacular furniture fair

Milan just hosted the world’s biggest annual furniture fair. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile sets the global trend in interiors and London's designers strutted their new stuff, while shopkeepers and webmasters decided what we will be keen to buy. So what will they be bringing home?

Design trends: wicker

This summer woven furniture has become a must — but not the bland beige kind. Leading designers have given traditional wicker and raffia inventive and colourful new twists to lend any space an instant update

Milan 2012: digital design

Design is going through a digital revolution with new materials and shapes created at the touch of a button

British design in Milan

It's hats off to the British for being a little barmy at this year's Milan Furniture Fair