Design Miami Basel: a report from the art design fair
Between vintage pieces and contemporary incursions, some thought on art design 2018 from Design Miami Basel
The fascination of art design (staged at Design Miami Basel from June 12th to 17th) comes from its absolute freedom. Because this is a world in which the limitations due to industrial seriality, manufacturing feasibility or the need not...
June 15, 2018
Architecture and the art of listening. Mario Cucinella at the Venice Biennale
With Arcipelago Italia, the pavilion he curated for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 (26 May- 26 Nov), Mario Cucinella offers a different look on Italy. What emerges is a political role for architecture and an alternative development model to that of megalopolis
May 23, 2018
We can no longer produce Italian design icons. A book by Chiara Alessi explains why
"The coffeemakers of my great-grandparents", Chiara Alessi's new book, explains why no new Italian design icons are ever produced. But it is also a (non-moralistic) portrait of the present, a time that is incapable of creating a historical sense. As such, it makes us think, well beyond the boundaries of design.
May 21, 2018
Studio Irvine: «good design is the opposite of personalism»
Marialaura Rossiello Irvine is the art director of the studio founded by James Irvine, the great designer (and her husband) who passed away in 2013. A chat about design, irony and methods. And about memory: how to deal with it to keep those who are are gone near us. Not through in nostalgia but...
May 16, 2018
Running is good (even for your knees). If you take it slowly
Science says that running reinforces the joints. But why do so many runners get hurt? Because they rush into the discipline without proper athletic preparation (if you running to lose weight, for instance, is not a good idea). The advice of an expert.
May 12, 2018
Ronan Bouroullec: design and the secret charm of objects
«The designer's task is to create objects that speak to people. Like beautiful songs, they can release a charm, a careful balance of seriousness and lightness. To find it, without falling into the ridicule, I think of Jacques Tati». A conversation with Ronan Bouroullec about imagination and creativity, Italian design and industry, and how...