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”.
When it comes to furniture design, it’s time to make choices, says German designer Stefan Diez. Because filling the world with “more of the same” (and calling it “innovation”), will make the profession, and the brands, reduntant
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”..
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.