Milan Design Week: Dreams on the Move31/03/2014
If you are heading to Milan for the Design Week / Salone del Mobile and you are interested in cardboard furniture, you might want to visit personal exhibition Dreams on the Move by Giorgio Caporaso.

On display new work of eco-friendly furniture using naturalrecycled, recyclable materialsalso in combination with innovative materials thanks to NextMaterials, a spin off of the National Inter University Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM). Cardboard will be "contaminated" as well with bioplastic thanks to the collaboration with Mazzucchelli1849 Spa.

Dreams on the Move Exhibition

More Cardboard Design by Giorgio Caporaso:

Cinzia Rocca Flagship Store

 via Senato 45, Milano 

8/23 aprile 2014
Vernissage Thursday 10 April 2014 - 18.30

Fabbrica del Vapore - Sharing Design
via G. Procaccini 4, Milano 
8/13 aprile 2014
Vernissage Tuesday 8 April 2014 - 18.30
Every day  11.00 - 24.00
Spazio Giulio Romano - The Room 
Naturalia / Artificialia
via G. Romano 8, Milano  
9/13 aprile 2014
Meet and talk with Giorgio Caporaso
Wednesday 9 aprile 2014 ore 18.30
Every day 12.00 - 2.00


Ethical Eats: Eco-friendly Tableware14/03/2014

Today`s eco-friendly tableware for children looks just as cool as it is virtuous. Have a look at  parenting magazine Baby & Me favourites which include our Biobu by Ekobo and the Zebra Plate by Smiling Planet.

Baby & Me Magazine Featured Biobu Tableware

Bright Bold and Beautiful: Interiors for a Nursery06/03/2014

Forget the pale pink and blue, now for a gorgeous trendy nursery go for fluo and exciting colors to stimulate your baby creativity.

FabGoose Bambi Cushion was featured in Baby London Magazine`s March Issue.Baby London March 2014 edition

Black, White and Greek Fret: Sunday Moodboard23/02/2014

Our Sunday Moodboard is all about Black, White and Greek Frets.

Black, White, Greek Fret

1) Black House via Pinterest

2) Moroccan Pouf via Pinterest

3) Chamallo Set of Tables in Black 

4) Lupains via

5) KTZ Look via

Spotted: Drum Lighting in Grand Design03/02/2014

You spin me light round, baby, light round. Our upcycled washing machine drum lights by Willem Heeffer are in Grand Design March issue - the "Best in Recycled Chic"!

Drum Lighting Willeem Heefer for ESide in Grand Design

Drum Lithing and its vibrant colors were recently chosen for the interiors of a travel tour operator in Finland. Read all about it here

Drum Lighting Mandala Travel Agency Interiors

E-Side offers a dedicated selection of design lighting for residential and commercial projects. See more Design Ligthing here

A bit of inspiration...and warm30/01/2014

We have just received some gorgeous new images of our soft brushed cotton organic blankets and we could not resist to share them with you. 

Black, brown, maybe they are not your first choice of colors for a toddler room but I am sure when you see the image below you can visualize it better.

We love the new soft brown hazelnut color of the organic Circus Bear blanket (coming soon...). This is a nursery blanket, cot size 75 x 100 cm, but you can really keep it on your sofa to warm up your feet or simply wrap it around your shoulders and still enjoy it even when your child has grown out of it. (I keep one in the car when travelling!)

We love bamboo, the warm colour of this wood is just perfect for the modern home - not too dark (old style) and not too light (Ikea style). We showed you in other occasions how black can be fun for a child bedroom but we must admit, our best seller color of Lilly chair and Geos desk is still red. 


Circus Bear FabGoose blanket and Geos Desk Lilly Chair Kid WeDoWood 

We are still much in the winter mood here...with the organic blanket Greenland Gang . This is a larger size blanket of 120x150 cm so you can easily snuggle in with extra confort. Available at the moment in Marin/Sand. More colors to come.

Greenland Bears organic cotton blanket by fabgoose


Stay Cosy with our Soft Cashmere Throws16/01/2014

Warm and Cosy Ilaria Innocenti cotton and cashmere throws are featured in the February issue of House Beautiful. Great winter warmer for your sitting room and bedroom.

Blankets, throws, warmer, house beautiful

cotton and cashmere blanket, throws, ilaria innocenti

Full collection of Cosy and Warm Blankets and Throws here

Corking Mad about E-Side Cork Collection!09/01/2014

Uk glossy magazine KBB Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms are corking mad about E-Side cool Pino doll Memobord and Cork and Ceramic tableware range in their February issue. Have a look at KBB gorgeous photoshoot.

Kbb February 2014 Issue Cover

Cork Tableware by E-Side

Cork Pino Doll Memoborad by E-Side


Pino Doll Memoboard 

Cork and Ceramic Tableware

Happy Christmas20/12/2013

Happy Christmas - Our store is now closed and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2014. A big THANK YOU to our customers for the support you have shown in this year. And we wish our wonderful designers a prosperous 2014 with E-Side.

Last Minute Gifts13/12/2013

1) GingerCork Man, £19.00

2) Animal Coasters, £15.00

3) Whistler Tea Pot, £25.00

4) Diamond Box, £18.00

5) WorldMap Cork, £21.00

6) Sphere Bottle Opener, £24.00

7) Kishu Binchotan White Charcoal, £21.00

8) Infinite Tree, £38.00


Christmas for Kids: E-Side Gift Guide04/12/2013

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

1) Constantin Rocking Horse, £158.00

2) Me&My Doll Fair Trade Imesha, £30.00

3) Wood Chess Set for kids, £22.00

4) Cubebot Medium, £29.99

5) Balancing Blocks, £54.00

6) Snake and Ladder (Goose Game), £24.50

7) Ursa Minor, £73.50 and Gorilla Jr, £54.00

8) Bowling Wooden Set, £42.50

Spotted on The Guardian Weekend Supplement30/11/2013

Spotted on the Guardian Weekend Supplement (Saturday 23rd November 2013) our solid wood dock station for iPhone 4 and 5, Alarm Dock by Jonas Damon. A great gadget gift for iPhone lovers.

Gift Guide: Christmas for Him26/11/2013

Christmas Gifts For Him

1) Hanno The Gorilla and Hanno Jr., from £54.00

2) Sphere Bottle Opener, £24.00

3) Date Teak Wooden Watch, £83.00

4) Radio Dock for iPhone, £40.00

5) Wooden Luxury Deskset, £60.00

6) Magno Wooden Radio Rectangular, £210.00

7) Wooden Compass, £25.00


Gift Guide: Christmas For Her20/11/2013

Gift Guide Gifts for Her Christmas Gifts


1) Whistler Tea Pot in White, £25.00

2) Ursa Minor The Bear, £73.00

3) iPad Leather and Felt, £55.00 

4) Bud Bamboo Sunglasses, £105.00

5) Odyssey Wooden Watch in Maple, £83.00

6) Diamond Box, £18.00

7) Jewellery Animal Boxes, £45.00

8) Alarm Dock for iPhone4, £36.00

Gift Guide: Sophisticated Christmas 14/11/2013

Gift Guide - Gift Ideas - Our selection for an Elegant and Sophisticated Christmas Shopping

Gift Guide, Christmas Gift Guide, Sophisticated Christmas

1) Fire Trunks Stools by Malafor, £310.00

2) Whistler Tea Pot in Black, £25.00

3) iPad Leather & Felt Cover by Ostfold, £55.00

4) I Love You Art Print on Wood, £160.00

5) Bincho Water Bottle, £69.50

6) Odyssey Crystals Wooden Watch by WeWood, £83.00

7) Rug Rug TP2012-4 by Ilaria Innocenti, £740.00

8) SJ Bookcase by WeDoWood in Black, £830.00

Come and Visit Us at ShopUP08/11/2013

Babyccino Kids, the highly regarded online shopping portal and lifestyle blog, is proud to announce its first live shopping event! The ShopUp will be held in London this coming December and will bring together a selection of the finest shops and brands all under one roof. The event will offer families the chance to shop the good old-fashioned way, and leave with a bag filled with unique gifts and goodies.  

E-Side has been selected to take part to this fabulous event in Primrole Hill London. You will be able to meet the E-Side team and see in flesh some of our best selling design pieces for children: Perludi Amber in the Sky Bed, Me and My Dolls Fairtrade soft toys, Hanno the Gorilla and his wooden toy friends...

Babyccino Kids has organized a whole host of fun activities & goodies for children at the event, including a colouring wall and activities by Anorak Magazine, children temporary tattoos from Tattyoo, children manicure station by Little BU, a balloon man and a children’s musician/entertainer.  

COME AND VISIT E-side at ShopUp! 


Me & My Dolls: Fair Trade Dolls Launched on E-Side23/10/2013

The award winning dolls, conceived by German designer Alexa Lixfeld, were inspired following a working visit to the Sri Lankan city of Kurunegala. Here, the local community’s desire to build a new school that would be accessible to all and less fortunate children was made apparent, and thus a charitable project driven by the children themselves to make this dream a reality was soon borne.

Lixfeld briefed the local school kids to draw their favourite characters; six of the most creative and visually striking designs were then selected for unaltered production into soft doll form, to be created and hand sewn by the women of the local community. 

Children Drawing for Me and My Doll Collection Fair Trade dolls

The dolls are faithful reproductions of the original drawings, each with their own aesthetic idiosyncrasies perfectly preserved – from six fingers on a hand to dental braces (only a drawn gun has been removed in one of the final designs). The hand woven, 100% cotton fabric used for the dolls have been hand dyed using only certified non-toxic dyes before individually hand sewn in Kurunegala.

The six dolls that comprise the Me And My Doll collection retain the names originally bequeathed to them by their young creators: introducing A Doll, Ikesh, Sabana, Pasan, Imesha and Hansitha.

fair trade doll from me and my doll collection

This unique project is also supported by the Selyn Socio-Economic Development Foundation of Sri Lanka, which ensures sound working conditions are maintained during and beyond the production of these dolls and that 50% of the sales revenue are directed back to the community to finance infrastructural development including the new school building scheme. 


View Full Collection of Fair Trade Dolls here

Simply Stylish: our Bamboo Tableware in House Beautiful11/10/2013

House Beautiful (UK Magazine) has featured in their November issue our Calimero Salad Bowl - A Simply Stylish choice for a natural table. Have a look here...


"Naturally Beautiful - This generous-sized bowl has excellent eco credentials. Calimero bamboo salad bowl, £ 38.50; Miro servers, £ 18.00 a pair, both E-Side".


Calimero Bamboo Tableware

Cardboard Furniture for a Concept Store04/10/2013

If ever you needed proof that contemporary cardboard furniture can look cool, edgy and aesthetically impactful in retail environments, then make a trip to Verger – a concept store located in Italy’s fashion capital, Milan.

More light modular cardboard shelving

The minimal interior rich in natural light and decorated in cosy woody hues, welcome locals with traditional Italian cuisine while at the same time, quite literally, browsing through the latest season’s fashion lines. Verger, a restaurant-cum-bar-cum-designer boutique, offers a refreshingly differentretail space. From a design perspective, the experience is genuinely unifying. Verger’s vast open planinterior facilitates and indeed invites its inhabitants to come and go freely between the store’s varying areas.

More light Cardboard Shelving

This natural physical flow of spatial energy has been achieved by the store’s use of cardboard modular shelving throughout. Designed by Italian Architect Giorgio Caporaso, this innovative piece of honeycombed cardboard furniture not only displays the store’s statement fashion pieces effectively but works as a space divider too. Its backless composition enables the spectator to stillsee freely across a larger space, helping to maintain the area’s flow of natural light.

Caporaso’s ‘More Light’ cardboard modular shelving system works beautifully in Verger’s retail space because it harmonises with the interior’s use of wood, adding visual richness through texture.

The ‘skin’ of the modular shelves itself are also interchangeable, so the overall look can be switched according to seasons, trends and complementary colour palettes – ideal for the ever-changing retail space – while structurally, each simple modular cube can be built up and arranged to create individual, complex and visually striking structures upon which to showcase merchandise.

Caporaso’s ‘More Light’ exemplifies cardboard furniture design at its most versatile and best. Strong, light and completely recyclable, it is just one of a selection of many stylish contemporary cardboard furnishings available at E-Side for the commercial and retail space.

E-Side featured on Angels and Urchins 13/09/2013

Spotted on the cool parenting magazine Angels and Urchins our marble game RouleTaBille.

"Design a variety of twisty tracks and circuits with this traditional marble game. Carved from sustainable wood, the fun characters, tracks and goals are housed in organic cotton bags for storage"

Ideal to play with friends after school or as a family on Sunday afternoons. You can always find time to have fun with RouleTaBille!

RouleTaBille Marble Track and Circuit


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