Between vintage pieces and contemporary incursions, some thought on art design 2018 from Design Miami Basel
Modularity, geometry and repetition. But also the magic of balance and stonework knowhow. The architectural sculptures by young Belgian artist Conrad Willems will be featured at the 50th edition of Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk.
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
“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.
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 through the desire to carry on.
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.
«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 popular songs can help designers make better things.
Mina is an XS chair that aims at the comfort of a normal sized seat, produced by internoitaliano. This is why and how it was designed. Text by Tommaso Caldera
Flexible, sustainable, resistant. Many architects choose wood to build skyscrapers and residential complexes. A (sustainable) road in which Italy has been a trailblazer. But then…
From books to TV series, tiny houses are a dream for many, stirred by the desire for urban nomadism and a “less is more” lifestyle. But life in an XXS home is not everyone’s cup of tea. And here is why (and the answer has got to do with design)