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Achille Castiglioni by Patricia Urquiola. An exhibition about design. And about life

The retrospective celebrating the centenary of the birth of Achille Castiglioni at the Triennale (by Patricia Urquiola and Federica Sala) is a hymn not so much to design but to life. Which is more beautiful if lived with intelligence, lightness and curiosity. This is why the real protagonists of the show are not objects but people. The people that Achille Castiglioni never forgot when he was drawing the world around them.

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 popular songs can help designers make better things.

Fran Hickman, interior designer: I am a storyteller

Fran Hickman is the interior designer of the moment. But behind the glamour of the London young creative (she is a friend to many celebrities, at home in the jet set) there is a professional who is in love with articulated narratives more than with “easy” architectural quotations. And who doesn’t care if people grasp them: “Harmony something people feel”, she says, “even unknowingly”..

Enrico Bassi: 3D printing, fablabs and design for all

FabLab and 3D printing are fundamental tools for Design For All, especially when it comes to disabled children. There is in fact a social side of these practices that often escapes, forgotten behind the myriad of objects that digital manufacturing allows to create and sell at a good price. A project by TOG and OpenDot shows it in Milan: Enrico Bassi tells it.