Engineer, artist, designer, entrepreneur. It is not easy to define Daan Roosegaarde. And it is even harder to put a label on what he does. Things like building a giant smog-eating tower, find the rubbish that’s floating in space, illuminate dams without electricity. «Being undefinable is actually great», he says, «because real invention is hybrid».
«We are designers but with a strong engineering interest. To those facing the profession I say: started in the atelier, learn the materials and the mechanics. Companies have lost these skills and design should offer them ». In conversation with Stefan Diez. In front of his RGB bathroom furnishing system for Burgbad, presented at the IMM in Cologne.
In the era of social media, design often made of visual tricks and is consumed fast. This leads to nothing, according to Finnish interior designer Joanna Laajisto. Who considers interior design a tool to create «places where people can feel good and slow down the fast pace of life». LEGGI joanna laajisto interior designer IN ITALIANO Download here the PDF of the article published on DCasa, la Repubblica (Italian only) Finnish interior designer Joanna Laajisto has a girlish face, and a spontaneous look and smile. One wonders how it is possible that such a young woman (she is 41 years old) can sign interiors full of such mature elegance. There is no style error, nor a naïve concession to current trends. nor – worse – any Instagram-induced designer trick (the contrasts of marked colors or the corners with hyperbolic geometries: the ones that go viral on social media). Everything in the world of Joanna Laajisto, breathes out balance, moderation, thoughtful choices. Joanna Laajisto interior designer Passion for sport and design Joanna Laajisto has just won …
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.
«Those who control data, AI and digital infrastructures will determine the nature of future institutions. To maintain European social models and defend values and rights, citizens must hold the reins of technology». The Smart City according to Francesca Bria, Chief Technology Officer of Barcelona
The perfect chair already exists. To make sense today, design must add something to our relationship with objects, the world around us and our history. A journey into the imagination of StudioKlass, designer of the Millennial generation
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.
«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.
The re-evaluation of trivia, the intersection between different worlds, the importance of beng driven by our heart. Some design thinking by Giulio Iacchetti, designer.
It is not dreams that desert us when we grow up: we are the ones who abandon them, out of choice. A chat with “no purpose” («because objectives destroy creativity») with Alessandro Guerriero, the Alchimia Founder, timeless artist and “non-designer”.