Plastic materials that change shape, installations that lose pieces, ready made that melt: the restoration of contemporary art is an art in itself. It is also an emergency for museums and galleries and a challenge that poses important questions on the very nature of art itself
Coworking at Talent Garden in Milan is about sharing: an office space, surely, but above all knowledge, contacts, friendship. Because by being together freelancers can go much further. Welcome to the Via Calabiana, the physical social network (photos by Alberto Bernasconi for D la Repubblica)
Design counts in the world of IoT (Internet of Things) perhaps more than it did in the old analogue universe. Because the extra technology is welcome only if it will not be intrusive, kind, and above all human.
Vintage shapes, inspired by the past, have become synonymous with style. But copying the forms of the icons of the past without their revolutionary scope is a nostalgic operation that does not lead anywhere. And that ultimately truly hurts creativity, and design.
What defines quality, when it comes to design? According to Giulio Iacchetti you can “do good” things only by loving life with authenticity, lightness and spontaneity; with an honesty that no marketing strategy will ever succeed in imitating.
From the Cindarella of buildings to the most forward thinking frontier of architecture, prefab homes are the latest desire of those who search for luxury in interiors. Here is why
David Adjaye has an anthropological outlook on architecture and believes that the West has a lot to learn from Africa’s shanty towns when it comes to fostering human relationships through buildings. An interview with the architect who charmed Barack Obama
There is always more talk of authenticity in relation to design. But he always sees less. Especially in ceramic coatings, which by now, great for digital printing, are imitating more and more and more carefully, other materials. And it’s a pity …
The Haze series by WonMin Park is fascinating in its ability to be solid and aetherial at the same time. Design that turns into a metaphor
The new Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano is beautiful in the photographs, especially nocturnal ones, but a disappointment during the day.